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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

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Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
+256 772 713410
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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where you can see rhino in the wild. This conservation project is self sustained and the activities fees that are paid by you is our source of income. The activities offered by RHINO FUND UGANDA are : On foot rhino trekking, Birding walks, Shoebill canoe rides and Nature Walks.The accommodations on the sanctuary are privately managed by the respective owners and consists of - Ziwa Rhino Lodge and Amuka Safari Lodge.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
+256 772 713410
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great way to see rhinos up close in their natural habitat. There are currently 19 southern white rhinos at the sanctuary. The trek starts with a short briefing session by two guides whom will accompany you throughout the trek. The whole trip...More

1  Thank Arya07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before we left for Uganda we had seen a program on T.V where Joanna Lumley visited Ziwa,she had been really close to the Rhinos,being of a sceptical nature we thought that was because it was for television!We were wrong,after only about 10 minutes walking in...More

1  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent an evening with Ranger Opio who escorted us throughout the sanctuary to observe the Rhinos in their habitat. We saw several mother Rhinos grazing with their young offspring who seemed to be playing with each other. We also tracked four Rhinos that were...More

1  Thank Anne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent aone day at Ziwa Rhion Sanctuary,and during our trip we got to know more about the importance of the conservation of Rhinos. At the Rhino offices we got briefing from the guide Mr Opio, He gave use the rules and guidelines which were...More

Thank Lionking S
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Wow! A long drive from Jinja Uganda was definitely worth it. We took a 3 pm trek at Ziwa. A short ride into the bush and we exited our vehicle. We walked around a tree with our guide and saw a momma and 4 month...More

2  Thank Priffle
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We spent two nights here so we could see the rhinos (obviously!) but also to undertake an early morning bird-watching walk in the swampy area with in the park. The rhinos are captivating, and the ability to get very close to these huge animals is...More

1  Thank Rentadoc23
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I loved our visit at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Our guide was fantastic at getting us close, while still respecting the rhino's personal space. The staff are all very kind and you can tell they care a great deal about wildlife conservation. Each...More

2  Thank Renata R
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place. Photography speaks for everything. It is amazing to be 20m from the rhinoceros. Entry UGX: European 162.000 Ugandian 15.000 Car commision is included.

Thank Frantisek-Mourek
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Had a fab time here. The Rhinos are huge! Did not seemed bothered by our presence. Rangers made sure we were safe by guiding us around the Rhino when they kept moving. Lovely to see theses animals are being protected, and lovely to see the...More

Thank soniaroberts05
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I went to the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary with my 13-year-old daughter and we had an amazing time. The guides were super knowledgeable, the staff kind and the walking safari was a lifetime memory. After doing a ton of research on going to the best place...More

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4 August 2016|
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Yes within the sanctuary there is Amuka lodge Uganda and right at the sanctuary compound are 10 accommodation rooms that you can stay. Actually they are now twelve. You can as well camp if hire the tents at the sanctuary.