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Arua is a city in Northwestern Uganda.

Arua Hill

Get in[edit]

Daily flights from Entebbe Airport exist with Eagle Air. there are buses from Kampala 10 hours. Pakwach, Gulu.

Get around[edit]

Taxi from Airport.


Ajai Game Reserve, Albert Nile, Murchison Falls National Park.


A football game in Arua, with the mountains in the background
  • Rhino Camp is a small trading center about 62 km east from Arua on the west bank of the Albert Nile. It's the former site of Theodore Roosevelts safari camp and there are some abandoned facilities from that time around. Many people have turned up in this small town asking the locals the location of the Rhino Camp for accommodation! There is no commercial accommodation in this small town. There are remains of an old cotton ginnery that was established in the 1940s when Rhino Camp was a town bustling with activity and had a steam ship stop over station for the route Butiaba-Nimule. The Ajai Game Reserve is located 10 km to the south.


  • Kenya Commercial Bank. Has a Mastercard/Visa Card ATM.
  • Stanbic Bank. Has a Mastercard/Visa Card ATM.


There are many restaurants in Arua.



In Arua there are Oasis Inn, Heritage Park, Heritage Court and The White Castle Hotel. Outside Arua is the river camp operated by Bahr-el-Jebel Safaris.

  • Hotel Pacific, Arua Avenue (near the Eagle Air office), +256 772667314. Has 28 single/double rooms. US$13/16.
  • Olomide Guest House, Kuluva road. Check-in: 10AM, check-out: 9AM. Double room with outside bathroom. Breakfast. USh 19,000.


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Arua District, Uganda