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Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Nakasongola District, Nakitoma Uganda
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Nakitoma
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4.6
Cleanliness
4.6
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4.6
Value
4.4
Amuka Safari Lodge is situated in the heart of the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. A mid range Lodge, we offer good quality accommodation, food and services in true, African safari style. A range of activities/amenities will ensure an unique experience. Each of our rooms have solar power and electric hot water geysers.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
24-hour security
Gift shop
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Laundry service
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Room features
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German, Swahili

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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Nakasongola District, Nakitoma Uganda
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Entebbe Airport102 miSee all flights
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Fam. Boogschoot wrote a review Aug 2022
Beerse, Belgium31 contributions4 helpful votes
Very good breakfast/lunch/diner. Tour guides for rhinos and shoebills were very professional, very good info!!! Good wifi in the restaurant. Spotting rhinos and shoebills on foot is a must when u visit Uganda!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Angie Genade, Other at Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Responded Aug 7, 2022
Hi Boogschoot, Thank you so very much for your positive review and feedback. It is much appreciated by management and staff.
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JJWarrington wrote a review Aug 2022
Warrington24 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night. Accommodation is lovely and very private, own private lodge within the grounds. Communal area is very pleasant with covered and outside seating. Food cooked to coincide with the camps activities. Guides and staff knowledgeable, polite and friendly. Excellent rhino trek, night walk and canoe excursion the following morning. Would definitely visit again
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Angie Genade, Other at Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Responded Aug 7, 2022
Hi JJ Warington, thank you very much for your positive review and feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Management and staff are greatfull and look forward to seeing you at Amuka lodge again.
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Ashmi G wrote a review Jul 2022
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Very nice sucluded place right in middle of ziwa rhino centuary. Very friendly staff nice swimming piol & good food. Nice spacious bathroom & warm water round the clock in bathroom. Amazing to see monkeys right in front of the room. Friendly staff will always accompny you to & from your room to dinning area.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 7, 2022
Hi Ashmi, thank you for the great feedback and review, it is much appreciated by management and staff. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Amuka Lodge.
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Ali_law71 wrote a review Jul 2022
California335 contributions101 helpful votes
No better place to stay for rhinos than here. Located in the sanctuary, this boutique hotel has a pool area that is great after hot day. Rooms are clean but a bit of a walk away from the reception/pool area. Staff was wonderful- especially Peter who was so hard working. Food was great.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Ask for room close to reception area as you can’t go outside unescorted at night
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Response from Angie Genade, Other at Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Responded Aug 7, 2022
Hi Ali, thank you very much for your positive review and response and thank you for highlighting Peter as a hard worker, it surely does build self esteem with the staff. We hare happy that you enjoyed your stay at Amuka Lodge.
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Wayne Hall wrote a review Jul 2022
Anchorage, Alaska9 contributions30 helpful votes
On our first trip to Uganda in 2016 we did not know about Amuka and Ziwa until we were driving past the entrance on our way back to Entebbe. On our next Uganda visit in 2019, we made sure to include two nights at Amuka on our way back to Entebbe, It was such a fantastic experience in so many ways! Absolutely outstanding! Our cabins, the staff, the food, the rhinos and other wildlife. Covid and other issues prevented the return of my group in 2021 but I still went back to Uganda on my own. This time I spent three nights at Amuka and it was still amazing. The extra day gave me opportunity for more rhino trekking and other wildlife activities but it was still not enough. In January, 2023 my entire team will again visit Uganda. But this next time we will spend four nights at Amuka and I am guessing that will still not be enough. As I read through other reviews here I think it is unfortunate that so many other visitors only allow one night at Amuka. It really is a destination in itself and worthy of as much time as is usually spent at other Uganda destinations such as Murchison, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale, Bwindi and other protected areas. This is the only place where you can see free-roaming rhinos i Uganda, up close and personal! Other wildlife and birding is also outstanding and the UWA site guides are incredible. There are so many great places in Uganda and it is hard to pick favorites. But Amuka is in that top group!…
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: All the cabins are excellent!
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Response from Angie Genade, Other at Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Responded Aug 7, 2022
Hi Wayne, thank you so very much for such a wonderful and positive review. It is greatly appreciated by management and staff and we look forward to seeing you 2023 for four nights.
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TravelinMom138 wrote a review Jan 2022
Baltimore, Maryland38 contributions50 helpful votes
We stayed one night on our way between Entebbe and Murchison Falls. Highly recommended! The lodge is beautiful, exactly as in the photos. Very peaceful night, and woke to see monkeys cavorting right outside our windows. Can't say enough about the food - delicious and plentiful. The staff was so helpful - we were not able to start our vehicle in the morning to get to our rhino walk. The manager let us borrow his truck while they worked to get in touch with our rental company to arrange for a mechanic (on a Sunday, of course). All went above and beyond to help us get back on the road and onward to Murchison before dark.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Friedel Collins, General Manager at Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Responded Feb 9, 2022
So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We try go the extra mile and assist where possible. Glad we could help with sorting the vehicle. Maybe we see you again in some years to come. Stay well.
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180VL wrote a review Jan 2022
20 contributions19 helpful votes
We only stayed here for one night but enjoyed this a lot. The Lodge is in the middle of the wild with a lot of animals around and a good starting point for the rhino tracking in the morning. They offer a pool, spacious rooms (we had room Obama), a very good menu for dinner and breakfast and a nice fire place where you can enjoy a drink (or two ;)).
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Friedel Collins, General Manager at Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Responded Feb 9, 2022
Thank you for your review and happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Yup, a fire place/boma is always very relaxing.
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Markus S wrote a review Aug 2021
Germany31 contributions3 helpful votes
The staff is very attentive, fullfilling and even anticipating every wish. The food was very nice and tasty We had a house in a bushy area with a wooden terrace. The room was well kept, spacy and clean. We would go there again and recommend it to friends.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from RAY Collins, Other at Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Responded Oct 23, 2021
Dear Markus, Thank you for your review. We happy you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to having you again in the near future
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surjios-guesthouse wrote a review Aug 2021
Jinja, Uganda12 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent stop over on our return from Murchison Falls National Park. After a hour or so tracking Rhino's (absolutely amazing giants) it was so nice to return to our Very nice family cottage, great food and a welcoming pool. Staff really helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Wear long pants if tracking Rhino's. (we didn't and its painful πŸ‘–πŸ™„
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Responded Oct 23, 2021
Hello Surjios. Happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the near future
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Rena B wrote a review Jul 2021
Sonoma County, California43 contributions2 helpful votes
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We spent our first night after visiting Ziwa Rhino sanctuary at Amuka lodge. It was a great introduction to Ugandan safari lodges. The cottages are spacious clean and comfortable offering a pleasant experience in the midrange price. The restaurant and bar area was nicely decorated. The food was good and the staff very attentive. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to break the drive from Entebbe to Murchison falls as we did .
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from RAY Collins, Other at Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Responded Oct 23, 2021
So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and your recommendation.
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AMUKA SAFARI LODGE ON ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY - Prices & Reviews (Nakitoma, Uganda)

Frequently Asked Questions about Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Which popular attractions are close to Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary?
Nearby attractions include Rhino Fund Uganda (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary?
Top room amenities include a view of a nearby landmark, a mosquito net, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Amuka Safari Lodge on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Afrikaans, and Swahili.