Uwinka Campsite | Established Campground

Staticmap?center= 2.4779,29.1999&zoom=13&size=1170x250&maptype=roadmap&markers=color:red%7ccolor:red%7clabel:c%7c 2.4779,29


Last Visited: 4 months ago
GPS: -2.477900, 29.199900
Altitude: 2442.4 masl
Place Website:


Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi: No
Kitchen: Unknown
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Cold
Water: Yes
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Unknown
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

Contributed By

4ever2wherever (Margriet & Jan) Iconpopout

Something not right?


In the midst of the rain forest, Nice covered terrace with view to Lake Kivu. Firewood provided, facilities well run.


Why? By checking in after you've visited a place you let others know this place is still functional. You can also add or correct any information.

Latest Check-Ins

For an easy start of the Chimpanzee tracking this is perfect, it’s next to the ranger house for campervans or cars but they are friendly and the little platform just below the electrical mast makes for a perfect in the forest sitting area with a view with your own chairs. If you have a small tent the platforms build in the forest down the path are beautiful. Ask at the kiosk for hot water for a shower!

$30 for two people in Camping car.
Very expensive and no worth the money. Tried to negotiate but it’s a fixed price. No running water, they do fill a bucket of hot brown water for you tho, reasonably flat grassy area (as we parked next to the researchers house.)
Very quiet and the stars are amazing a night. Unfortunately no view of the mountains as there’s dense bush.
Think it Would be better for tents as they have built two wooden decks with a fire pit in the middle.
Better to just drive here early in the Morning (need to be here for 8:30 to start the hikes) do your hike then stay at one of the towns on the outskirts of the park.

Nice camp, it’s tight for RTT (Toyota Hilux) and we luckily found a decent flat spot. Ext to the covered terraces. Only bucket showers but were given plenty of hot water. WiFi by the reception. We trekked the chimps from here so didn’t need to drive anywhere. It’s a great spot in the centre of the forest. We paid $15 pppn NB. The drive down to the camp is steep and in some disrepair. It would not be suitable for all overlanders including big rigs.

as mentioned below camping is expensive 36500 franks per tent sleep 2. If you have your own tent I got 10000 off. very nice wooden decks to put them on. still no water in taps but large bucket to flush toilet. must do the canopy walk lovely high walkways in the forest a bit scary 😉 but very expensive at 60$

Generally as described by others. We had one clean toilet and one shower room available (for 8 campers to share), but no water in either! They brought us buckets of cold water to wash with. No discount for this (despite asking), so overall rather expensive for what you get.
No real views from here as the trees have grown up over the viewpoints. Hikes are expensive but guides seem to be very well trained and knowledgeable. All staff are friendly and helpful.
L’Hoest monkeys came through camp, which was a real treat!

Not really big rig friendly as the grass area at the campsite is too small to turn in and the flat area above is used for parking local vehicles so the only area really available is the carpark on the public road outside (steep hill, trucks all night) - for which they insist on charging $30pn for 2 pax!
Food in the canteen is very good though!
Overpriced activities.

$30 per tent. There is some space to park and set up a rooftent but it's really better to have a ground tent and pitch it on their beautiful covered tent platforms down in the rainforest. Unfortunately they were quoting prices in USD and then charging a blatantly unfair exchange rate (much higher than the park service charges for the hikes). The toilet at the tent platforms didn't flush and was disgusting​. The hikes start below the tent platforms and there's a map.

Beautiful recovering rainforest; nice remote grassy flat site for roof top tent, ablution a bit far cold water. Hikes are brilliant with very competent guides. No entry fee, $30 camping per site, $40pp hiking, $60pp if hiking canopy trail, $90pp Chimp hikes.

In the midst the rain forest, but only 200 m from the main road, constructions completed,nice covered terrace with view to Lake Kivu, firewood provided, 30 USD per car (2 persons) pn if you book a guided tour (camping is more expensive, if you don't book a tour)

In forest next to reception center. View obscured by buildings under construction and building material. Firewood provided.