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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

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Address: Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
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+256 772 713410
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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where you can see rhino in...

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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This place is absolutely fantastic. We went on foot to see the white rhinos and got very close to three adult females, each with a baby. Being so close to rhinos on foot is an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is absolutely fantastic. We went on foot to see the white rhinos and got very close to three adult females, each with a baby. Being so close to rhinos on foot is an entirely different experience from seeing them on a game drive. There were several very knowledgeable trackers with us, so we felt completely safe. We also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had done rhino tracking in a national park in Zimbabwe and in all honesty it felt a little bit more natural there but there is no doubt that this is still a great experience. I think you are pretty much guaranteed to see the rhinos and we saw 11in total. On the plus side they still have their horns... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing experience to get so close to Rhino with our excellent guide. Try to get there either early or late as we went in the middle of the afternoon and it was too hot for the Rhino to do anything other than snooze under a tree

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the another destination in the whole of Uganda one can have chances to encounter northern white rhino Truly rewarding due to the mixed attraction in the as birds antelopes and other primates Worthy trying

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This sanctuary is such an amazing place! After a short trek we saw mother and baby together and managed to watch them for ages. The ranger/guide was informative and helpful. Angie, the director, couldn't have been more welcoming. Conservation in Uganda is such an important issue and this sanctuary was a wonderful example of protecting Ugandas mammals for future generations.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's amazing how close you can get to the rhinos at this sanctuary. We got there on a hot afternoon and found the guys asleep under a small shrub to escape from the sun rays. This made it easy to get really close and see the rhinos. The sanctuary has a bar and restaurant with very nice food, i had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we were very lucky as we saw the mother with her little one; when we. and they wanted to drink so we could see them active. The little one was curious. the experience was safe; the ranger was very careful of us

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sanctuary is home to 18 white rhinos (when we visited) that roam a 70-square kilometer tract of land. While not in a 'free' environment, the rhinos have a lot of land to live on and are being raised and protected in a way that is beneficial to increasing their population numbers. In order to see the rhinos, you must... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

If you love observing wild animals in a natural habitat, then you will really enjoy the hour or so you spend with the rhinos. Walking through the landscape to reach where the rhinos are known to be - they are guarded 24/7 by rangers to avoid the animals falling prey to poachers - was a solitary experience and then to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

As others have noted, this makes a good stop between Kampala and Murchison Falls. After you register at the ranger station, the local guide joined us in the car and we drove just a very short distance (maybe 200 yards) when we stopped the car. We then walked about 10 minutes or less until we came upon the trackers and... More 

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