Bar on site
Bar on site
Solar Power Lighting
Eco Tourism as described by UNWTO encompasses all nature-based forms of tourism in which the main motivation of the tourists is the observation and appreciation of nature as well as the traditional cultures prevailing in natural areas.
At Jinja BaseCamp, we aim to offer top quality service and hospitality at value-for-money prices while striving to build on the positive impacts of eco-tourism and reduce the negative impacts to Uganda. This is an ongoing process and one that constantly demands an active role in the community and the environment.
We use solar powered lights in the restaurant, gardens, Forest House, River House and Mountain House and a plan is in place to move solar into the dormitories early 2018.
The design of the restaurant enables us to use as much natural light and cool air flow as possible
Electric lights are either energy efficient or LED low wattage bulbs
We aim to reduce, reuse and UPcycle as much as possible which is why all our drinking glasses are recycled wine and spirit bottles!
Most drinks at the bar are in refundable bottles and we offer filtered water in recycled wine bottles as an alternative to buying a plastic bottle of water. Guests are also encouraged to refill their own water bottles with our filtered water.
Plastic bottles are reused around the beds of our vegetable garden.
Organic waste is put either in our worm farm or compost bins and then used in our gardens
The grey water from the external washing bay, guests showers and basins is all redirected to the gardens that surround Mountain House, Forest House and River House as well as the swimming pool
All of our staff are educated on our environmental practices and how to extend these to their own home life
Jinja BaseCamp has teamed up with Bunyoro Orphans and Albino Community where we provide them with sunscreen that guests no longer need when returning to their home countries. When backpacks get too heavy why not donate some of those unnecessary items to a good cause! Clothes, towels, shampoo – every bit helps and is delivered the orphanage monthly
If you have more time then please speak to us about longer volunteer opportunities – it’s a great way to find out more about the local culture and to really make a positive impact on the community.
We are proud to have joined RefillMyBottle – an online map that listed all the places where people can refill their water bottles.
Jinja Basecamp is committed to reduce the number of single-use plastic bottles used unnecessarily by providing water refills to our guests and refillers