Established in October 2016, Leopard Rest Camp is the newest budget friendly campsite just outside Lake Mburo National Park. We wanted to provide clients with an affordable alternative to camping inside the park that still gets you “closer to nature”. We’re eco-friendly, have plenty of space to relax or for the kids to play, and our nightly campfires are sublime with amazing night skies.
Meet our Team!
Meet our Founder/Owner: Nash Karanja
Nash has had over 15 years experience in tourism all over East Africa as a tour guide, cook, biking guide, camp master, and Swahili teacher. He is currently part of Nile River Explorers management team, evening manager at Jinja Base Camp, director of Explorers Biking Safaris and makes it over to Leopard Rest Camp every chance he gets. If he’s not fixing mountain bikes, he’ll either be chatting it up with clients, coming up with delicious new recipes with Chef Joseph in the kitchen, or busy on another construction project.
Meet our Manager: Katya Greene
Katya is an Irish girl who has been traveling around Africa for a few months. She found herself in Jinja, Uganda, as a result of a very random and unplanned turn of events. There, she met Nash, the camp’s owner, who easily convinced her to give up the traveling and settle down the Camp. She has worked in tourism around the world for over five years and is delighted to be a part of the team. She loves clouds, water features, the feeling of grass under her feet, and being Irish, naturally sundowners!
We care about eh environment and sustainability a lot. Here are a few things we’re especially proud of: (1) We’re all solar-powered! (2) Everything you see at camp, we’ve built ourselves with local materials. We even have a resident master-carpenter who mades all our furniture! (3) We recycle and compost. All food waste gets naturally returned to the earth. We also recycle plastic bottles, so make sure to toss them in the recycling bins we have stationed around camp! (4) Our next project is the vegetable garden and rearing pigs and chickens. By early 2019, we hope to grow most of the fruit and vegetables we serve at the restaurant, as well as produce our own eggs and occasionally even meat. So stay tuned for more on that.
From our family to yours, Karibu! Welcome!