Fodor's Expert Review Rwakobo Rock

Near Nshara Gate, Lake Mburo National Park, Western Region, Uganda Fodor's Choice

A gem of a budget lodge, Rwakobo Rock is deservedly popular with the adventure crowd. Hearty, home-cooked fare is served up under the open thatch of their main building on the side of the eponymous rock. Simply furnished thatched cottages are tucked away in hidden corners; their interiors decorated in the black and white colours of the local Hima tribe. Recycled bottles of filtered water harvested via rainwater catchment speak to the young owner's environmental stance. A fire-pit smoulders, and hammocks dot the property; encouraging a chilled-out vibe that's hard to ignore. When not exploring Lake Mburo National Park, you can hire a mountain bike for a two-wheel safari; head out on a nature walk; or have a microadventure on the rock. The view from the top is awesome.

PROS

  • relaxed
  • informal style offering great value
  • climbers will love bouldering on the rock
  • relaxed, informal style offering great value
  • climbers will love bouldering on the rock

CONS

  • poorly lit paths to the rooms
  • watch your step
  • occasionally herds of cattle come through the lodge
  • with slippery consequences
  • watch your step, occasionally herds of cattle come through the lodge, with slippery consequences

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
GreenViews
Casual
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0755-211–771

HOTEL DETAILS

9 twin/double cottages
Rate Includes: All meals

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