Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Uganda.
The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Uganda is the home of the only wild Rhinos in Uganda. It is found in Nakasongola District near Nakitoma Village off the Kampala-Gulu Highway. This is approximately 100 miles, north of Kampala Uganda’s capital and largest city.
The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Uganda is a joint effort between the Uganda Wildlife Authority and the Rhino fund Uganda. Rhino fund Uganda is a Ugandan NGO set up to restore the rhino population.
Both the Black and the White Rhinos are indigenous to Uganda. However, due to human conflicts and poaching, by 1982, both species were extinct. The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Uganda was set up in 2005 to reintroduce the Southern white Rhinos to Uganda. This is the only location in Uganda, where you can see rhinos in their natural habitat.
Tracking excursions lasts about 1-2 hours where you will meet the sanctuary ranger upon arrival. He will give you an introduction about the sanctuary and some information about our rhinos.
You will then have the opportunity to see the rhinos in their habitat. It’s a wonderful African experience because you will have a chance to watch them at a close range while grazing! This activity is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The best time for Rhino Trekking is in the Morning between 08h00 to 10h00 or 16h00 to 18h00. This is because Rhinos are lazy when it’s hot.
After finding the rhinos, then spend an 1 hr 30 min to 2 hrs 30 mins observing and taking photos; while tracking rhinos you need to wear closed shoes, long pants and also have an insect repellent.
Other activities in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary include:
Guided Nature Walks
- You will also experience the geography, flora and fauna of the beautiful Ziwa rhino sanctuary.
Bird watching or Birding
The Sanctuary has over 250 bird species among which are the rare African bird species such as; shoebill stork, Ruff, bronze manikini and also African citril.
Shoebill Canoe Ride
This is done extremely early. It’s a 6am shoebill canoe safari on Lugogo swamp but it’s only done by clients who spend a night within the Sanctuary.
A Rhino tracking safari with Twende Expeditions will be so rewarding.