Amuka Lodge @ Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

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Amuka Lodge brings you spectacular experience with Uganda’s only wild rhinos as well a wide collection of birds and wildlife. The lodge is one of the most exciting and least visited in Uganda. Our comfortable accommodations afford all the luxury not expected in the African Wilderness, with unfenced chalets that make the most of the bush environs.

Amuka has an idealistic feel of privacy and when you are at the lodge, it is like nothing else exists in the world. After lunch enter the territory of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on foot. Rhino Fund Uganda which is in charge of the Sanctuary has well trained and informed guides that will guide you through the bush to where our rhino are on the day of your visit. Your guide is there to keep you safe from harm so listening to the safety briefing he gives you is very important.

You will get the opportunity to watch these endangered, magnificent creatures doing what rhino do in their natural habitat. As these rhino are free to move around on 7000 ha of land, it is more often than not necessary to drive to the area that the rhino are in before taking the bush walk. This activity is a once in a lifetime opportunity and should not be missed!

The lodge has ten cottages - four family cottages with beds suitable for group or family safaris and six standard cottages with one bedroom and a bathroom. All chalets are complete with large balcony overlooking the savannah bush.

The food served at Amuka lodge is one of the tastiest dishes in a luxurious retreat in the heart of the bush. Let us design your Safari to make it truly extraordinary and tailor to your expectations in the Pearl of Africa.

Tourist activities at the Lodge

Rhino tracking on foot

Enjoy privileged access to the region’s black and white Rhinos and extreme geography without compromising on comfort and authenticity. The lodge will provide you a trained armed guide who will help you track Rhinos.


Shoebill stork tracking is one of the main birding activities at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary - the sanctuary is also a home of 300 bird species. The bird guides are superb and these are the birds that you may encounter include white stork, willow warbler, green crombec, great Egret, great blue turaco, black-bellied bustard, black cuckoo, grey crowned crane, pied kingfisher among others. The sanctuary is a home to many water birds, hence a good site for birders.

Guided Nature Walks

Hiking into the jungle to encounter a wide variety of animals namely waterbuck, hartebeest, ground squirrels, black and white monkey, warthog, and many reptiles like African rock python, monitor lizards and butterflies.