Uganda Red Colobus

About Us


Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve was established in 1991 to protect the ancient forest habitat which surrounds the volcanic crater lake. It is one of the few crater lakes in the region which has retained its lush forest habitat. It is extremely rich in biodiversity and supports many primates. These include the  black and white colobus, the endangered Uganda red colobus, vervet monkeys and nocturnal primates.

Things To Do

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Visiting Lake Nkuruba brings you to the perfect base to explore one of the world’s densest concentrations of volcanic crater lakes. You can also indulge in chimpanzee trekking in the nearby Kibale National Park or visit the fabulous Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. Visitors travelling south can enjoy our Nature Reserve en-route to viewing the tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park or gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Our friendly Tourist Guides can take you on walks to nearby attractions such as the stunning ‘Top of the World’ viewpoint, the beautiful Mahoma waterfall or the bustling village market. Alternatively, just sit back, relax and unwind in the tranquil surroundings of our beautiful lakeside camp. Enjoy a meal in our open air restaurant or take a stroll through our wildlife-rich Nature Reserve.
Whether visiting for the day or staying overnight, our guests often enjoy close encounters and great photo opportunities with these indigenous primates.

Bird enthusiasts will also find the Nature Reserve and its lush forest a haven for many species including the Great Blue Turaco and the Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill.

Our Community Campsite is situated within the Nature Reserve and offers a variety of accommodation for the budget traveller; from camping under trees frequented by monkeys or spending the night in our secluded Lakeside Cottage overlooking the picturesque lake.

A warm welcome awaits you at Nkuruba!

Contact Us

Tel: +256 (0)7732 66067 or +256 (0)7716 36982
Email: lake_nkuruba@yahoo.com

Black & White Colobus