Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is located approximately 180 kilometres (110 mi), by road, north of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. This location is near Nakitoma Village, Nakasongola District, in the Kafu River Basin, off the Kampala–Gulu Highway towards Murchison falls national park.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a private, non-profit, animal sanctuary in Uganda.

In 2021, the Uganda Wildlife Authority took over the management of the Rhino sanctuary in partnership with Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Uganda.

A team of approximately 78 park rangers and security guards keep a 24-hour watch on the rhinos to ensure their safety. The 70 square kilometres (7,000 ha) sanctuary is surrounded by a 2 metres (6.6 ft) electric fence to keep the rhinos in and the intruders out. The sanctuary is home to at least 40 mammal and reptilian species including monkeys, antelopes, hippopotamuses, crocodiles and numerous bird species Tourist facilities at the sanctuary include a safari lodge, guest house, budget accommodation, and camp grounds. The accommodations are two separate businesses and both have restaurants that offer meals to tourists. In addition to on foot rhino tracking, tourist activities include birding, canoe rides and nature walks.

Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is the only place where you will be able to see rhinos in the wild. Presently the sanctuary is home to thirty two (32) southern white rhinos.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary shoebill watching
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary shoebill watching

The sanctuary has become increasingly popular with tourists; for Rhino Tracking, Shoebill Tracking and Canoe Ride, Bird Watching, Night Walk, Nature Walk and Relaxation.

Rhino tracking can always be done enroute to Murchison falls national park on your safari with Bujuku Eco Tours.

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