Rwakobo Rock: The Lowdown

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Rwakobo Rock is set perched high on a hill above Lake Mburo National Park. It’s a good value option with one of the best sundowner spots we’ve found in Uganda (this is a tough job, but someone has to…)

What’s Rwakobo Rock really like?

A rough track leads you through farmland where you’ll see Ankole cattle and zebra grazing side by side. Once you’ve wound your way up to the lodge, you’ll be rewarded by glorious views from the main restaurant looking out over the park and the small waterhole below. This is a perfect place to sit with a sundowner at the end of the day, watching the light change as the sun sets and feeling the heat coming out of the rocks. During our stay food was simple, mixing traditional Ugandan flavours with more western style cooking, and while service doesn’t always come with the same efficiency as a slick city hotel, it’s usually with a beaming smile.

The 8 cottages here are definitely comfortable, but on the simpler spectrum of the lodges we use in East Africa. They have basic stone floors, an ensuite bathroom with solar showers and flushing loos and a small amount of simple, roughly hewn wooden furniture. Beds have mozzie nets and there are also nets on the window, which let the sounds of the world drift gently in- waking up the morning to the sounds of life in the villages down below was rather lovely! Overall Rwakobo is a lovely option for outdoorsy types who want a good value option and a lodge with real heart.

What can I do at Rwakobo Rock?

Most people come to Rwakobo to visit Lake Mburo National Park. However, if game drives aren’t your scene there are also some lovely walks, mountain bikes available to hire from the lodge and boat trips in the national park.

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