Ziwa Rhino sanctuary and wild life ranch

 

Ziwa Rhino which is also a wildlife ranch located in Nakasongola district home to the only wild rhinos in Uganda. We are conveniently located 176km (100 miles) north of Kampala on the Gulu highway towards Murchison Falls . Ziwa is the only place where you will be able to see rhinos in the wild.

Currently the sanctuary is home to twenty two (22) southern white rhinos. The sanctuary has become increasingly popular with tourists; for Rhino Trekking, Shoebill Trek and Canoe Ride, Bird Watching, Night Walk, Nature Walk and Relaxation.

The rhino trekking is mainly done by footing with the help of the well trained ranger who guide the tourist through the bushes where the rhinos mainly found  and this may take about 1:30hrs to 2:30hrs. it is important to carry closed shoes, long pants, and insect repellent. The guide is there to keep every tourist safe from harm so listening to the safety briefing provided at the very start of trek.

Every tourist has the opportunity to watch these endangered, magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. As these rhinos are free to move around on 7 000 hectares of land, it is often necessary to drive to the areas where the rhinos are, before taking the bush trek. This drive is done in our own vehicle.

While at the sanctuary you may also encounter a range of other wildlife species including Uganda kobs, oribis, bush bucks, water bucks among others and a number of other bird species.

Other great activities involved at this sanctuary include birding walk, shoebill trek and canoe ride, night walks, guided nature walks, camping to mention but a few.

Ziwa rhino sanctuary comes with peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings. We have a variety of accommodations to meet your day to day needs. Our guest houses have both private and shared indoor facilities. The budget rooms use a shared ablution with full facilities.

The camp grounds are pristine and located very close to the headquarters. The electricity is run on hydro electric power with solar as a back up and all rooms have light and warm water for a shower in the evening.

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