Established in October 2016, Leopard Rest Camp is the newest budget campsite 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 a quiet, clear view of the night stars.
Meet our dedicated staff!
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 the manager at Nile River Base Camp in Jinja, Uganda, but 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 at Leopard Rest Camp as the manager. 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 sundowners, of course!
We’re continually dedicated to improving your camp experience, and especially our carbon footprint! Here are a few things we’re especially proud of:
- We’re all solar-powered! From the fridges to the lights to the guest charging station, it all comes from the sun. No generators means no noise to disturb you or the animals. But don’t worry, we DO have a backup generator in case of cloudy days–gotta keep that beer cold!
- Everything you see at camp, we’ve built ourselves with local materials. We make all of our own thatch roofs with local grass that we’ve cut ourselves. We even have a resident master-carpenter who made all of our furniture for us!
- We. Love. Composting. All food waste gets naturally returned to the earth. We also recycle all used bottles and cans, so make sure to toss them in the recycling bins we have stationed around camp!
From our family to yours: Karibu! Welcome!