4 day Rhino and Kidepo wildlife safari

4 day Rhino and Kidepo wildlife safari

On this 4 day Rhino and Kidepo wildlife safari, you will trek through the grasslands of Zziwa in search of the rhino in their natural habitat. Visit the Aru falls on your way up north and immerse yourself in the wilderness that is Kidepo valley national park.

4 day Rhino and Kidepo wildlife safari highlights

  • Rhino trekking in Zziwa rhino sanctuary
  • Visit the Aru falls
  • Game drives in Narus Valley
  • Sun downer on Amaphwas rock
4 day Rhino and Kidepo wildlife safari

4 day Rhino and Kidepo wildlife safari itinerary

Day 1: Rhino trekking and visit Aru falls.

On the first day of your 4 day Rhino and Kidepo wildlife safari, you will have an early start as you begin your Uganda wildlife safari. The first stop will be at the Zziwa rhino sanctuary. We will have breakfast before embarking on the trek. After a safety briefing, the rangers will guide you on foot and locate the different rhinos in the sanctuary. Each rhino family group can be seen for around 30 minutes. This is to avoid agitating them. Proceed to Gulu where we will have lunch.

We will drive further to Aru falls, 40km from Kitgum town. Here, we will hike down to the base of the waterfalls for amazing sightings and possible swimming. Since river Acwa is seasonal, the water levels tend to fluctuate with the season. We will then proceed to Kitgum where we will spend a night.

Day 2: Transfer to Kidepo and do an evening game drive.

On this day of this 4 day Rhino and Kidepo wildlife safari, we will have an early start for Kidepo valley national park. The scenic drive through the Karamajong plains is both breathtaking and rewarding. On arrival, we will check into the lodge and enjoy our delicious lunch. Later in the evening, we will venture out for an evening game drive.

On this game drive, we will drive into the Narus valley in search of the dwellers of the park. We hope to see wildlife like elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, giraffes, hyenas, zebra, eland, Jackson’s hartebeests and so much more. We will then retire to the lodge for the night.

Day 3: Morning game drive and evening sun downer.

Following a restful night, we will venture into the park for another game drive. This will give us an opportunity to spot the wildlife we may missed on the previous game drive. More to that, we will take time to enjoy the ones we saw but this time at a leisurely pace. We will have a bush breakfast at Kakine campsite overlooking the Narus valley.

Later in the afternoon, we will go for an evening sun downer on the amaphas rock. This rock up crop rises 50 meters and has impeccable views of the savanna grasslands and the sunset. We will have a couple of drinks as celebrate the beauty of the park.

Day 4: Transfer to Kampala.

This is the last day of this 4 day Rhino and Kidepo wildlife safari and we will be transferring back to Kampala. This journey is long but worth it. We will have lunch in Gulu before continuing to Kampala. On arrival, the guide will drop you at your hotel, residence or airport. This will mark the end of your Uganda wildlife safari

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Rwakobo rock

Rwakobo rock

Rwakobo rock is a safari lodge that is located in Lake Mburo National park. It is a mid-range lodge built on a rock outcrop overlooking the national park. A stay at the lodge is characterized by panoramic views of the wilderness and hills surrounding the safari lodge. Rwakobo rock is secluded and offers privacy during your Uganda wildlife safari. The accommodation at the scattered around the rock, offering authentic wilderness experiences on Uganda safari.

The safari lodge hosts a number of frequent visitors including; zebra, impala, warthog and bush bucks. A camp fire is set out every evening to give visitors a chance to relax and enjoy the starry night on their Uganda safari. Enjoy your cocktail as you hear camp fire stories, learning more about the Ugandan culture.

Rwakobo Rock Accommodation:

Rwakobo rock offers authentic African traditional safari cottages for accommodation. These cottages are grass thatched and solar powered. These cottages are en-suite with a flushing toilet and showers with cold and hot water. The cottages are furnished with comfortable beds, mosquito nets and are designed to blend in with the natural environment. All these cottages have private verandas for you to relax as you enjoy the views of the African wilderness.

Rwakobo rock

Rwakobo rock also offers more budget friendly accommodation in the Hornbill house. This house is grass thatched and contains 5 separate rooms. Each room is en-suite with flushing toilets and showers and has its own private veranda. On request, these rooms can be fashioned into double rooms or twin rooms.

Rwakobo Rock Restaurant and Bar

Rwakobo rock has a well-stocked bar that serves an assortment of wines and spirits, cold and hot drinks. The attentive staff will always available to take your order, Enjoy a cold refreshing drink after an evening game drive in Lake Mburo national park.

Meals at Rwakobo rock are served in the restaurant located in the main lounge of the safari lodge. Buffets and set menus dinners are offered by the experienced chefs at the lodge. In case you are going for an early morning game drive, a packed breakfast can be arranged.

Charging pots for electronics are located around the lounge. For those who would like to share their safari moments with family and friends, a Wi-Fi network is available.

Activities at Rwakobo rock

Game Drives

The lodge is a prime spot for game drives into Lake Mburo national park. Want to catch the nocturnal wildlife like leopards, pangolins, porcupines and hyenas before they hide away for the day? The lodge is 1km away from the main gate. Enjoy the evening and night game drive with a short drive to and from the lodge.

Walking Safaris

Rwakobo rock is perfect for walking safaris. These range from gentle strolls around the rock o long hikes. These walking safaris offered are both within and outside the park. Enjoy the scenery by taking a scenic walk to the neighboring hills.

Cultural Experience

Enjoy the local culture of the Bahima people as you get to interact with them on these cultural safaris. The lodge has partnered with the local communities that allow guests to interact and learn about their local culture. Make local ghee and hear folk stories told by the locals. Milk a cow in the traditional African way on your Uganda safari.

Boat trips

Lake Mburo national park offers relaxing boat trips on Lake Mburo. Get close encounters with hippos, buffalo and crocodiles as you relax on this bot cruise. Uganda wildlife authority runs boat cruises on the Lake in the mornings and afternoon. Spot the amazing bird life on the lake on this cruise.

Bird life

The Rwakobo rock is famous for its bird life. The fig trees attract various bird species including; green pigeons, night jars, turaco, red-faced barbet and many more. As you relax by your veranda, you will be able to spot a few.


The lodge has mountain bikes for hire. These allows for guided cycling trips in and out of the park. With an armed ranger, you will be able to cycle into the park and enjoy the wildlife as you cycle. This cycling can be tailored to your needs. Short and long cycling safaris can be determined by your fitness level.


Nile Safari Lodge

Nile Safari Lodge-Uganda safari accommodation

Nile Safari Lodge is a luxury safari lodge located in Murchison falls national park overlooking the Albert Nile. The lodge offers a luxurious getaway on your Uganda Wildlife safari. The panoramic views of the river and the wildlife in Murchison falls National Park are what characterize your stay at the luxury lodge. The lodge has luxuriously spacious bandas with spectacular views from the private decks. With a honeymoon suite, a family Banda and 8 bandas, the lodge is caters for your luxury needs on your Uganda safari.

Nile Safari Lodge Accommodation.

Nile Safari Lodge

Nile Safari Lodge Luxury Bandas

The lodge has 6 bandas that are luxuriously furnished with traditionally standing bathtub, indoor showers with high pressured cold and hot water. The bandas have comfortable king sized beds and twin beds.  A mini bar in each banda is fully stocked with cold drinks. With a private deck, the bandas offer a relaxing time as you enjoy the views and the wildlife on your Uganda safari tour. The bandas are furnished with an en-suite toilet, fans, an outdoor shower and a day bed for a much needed relax after a morning game drive.

Nile Safari Lodge Honeymoon Bandas

The Honeymoon banda offers a perfect romantic getaway. The banda is perfectly furnished with a sense of romance offering perfect views of the river. The honeymoon banda has its own private pool that allows you privacy with your loved ones. Well furnished with a comfortable King sized bed, a fully stocked bar, Wi-Fi, en-suite toilet, monsoon shower and a private deck, the banda is the perfect stay on your honeymoon and romantic getaway.

Family banda

The family banda is a unique accommodation option for families and large groups looking for luxury on their Uganda safari tour. With 2 master bedrooms, the family banda has 4 single beds and 2 king sized beds. The banda is airy and spacious allowing you to enjoy your Uganda Safari tour as a family. The family banda is furnished with a mini bar, fans, en-suite toilet, private deck, private sitting area, an outdoor shower and a pool that has spectacular views of the Shoe bill peninsular.