Having seen the rhinos on day visits, at last it was my turn to get to stay up at Nakasongola at the Rhino Sanctuary with one of our volunteer teams. I'd heard from friends in Kampala how nice it was, and I wasn't disappointed.
After the drive, we were delighted to plunge into the pool and unwind, enjoying the hostelry available. We were a large group, and Johan and his team were well-prepared and looked after us well. Not only was there a delicious braai with plentiful supply of food, but the huge firepit provided later, enabled us to enjoy the rest of the evening under the clear starry sky.
The next day, we couldn't have been more fortunate with our walk to the rhinos - and ended up seeing almost all of the "babies" in one place together! Amazing.
We returned to a tasty breakfast, before heading off northwards.
One day I want to come back and do the "shoebill" birding trip, which I understand has a pretty good success rate. It's certainly a relatively easy weekend-away out of Kampala, which I recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amuka Safari Lodge is located on the world-renowned Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary; offering top-class accommodation and services in true African safari style. A range of activities/amenities will ensure an unique experience. ... more less