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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 3 weeks ago

This sanctuary is definitely worth a visit and is ideally situated about half way between Kampala and Murchison Falls National Park, just right for a stop off opportunity. We were a party of 8 ranging from age 14 to 55 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the...More

Thank Rich2X4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Facinating to watch thes big animals in the thier natural habitat eventhough you must keep a certain distance. Rhinos became extinct in Uganda in the 1980'ies, but with the dedicated work of the Rhino Fund Uganda the animal is now breading again in the country....More

Thank SoerenSP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing place. I spent one week here, but saw many people who came just for one day, and everyone is guaranteed to see rhinos because they are constantly monitored (therefore guests can be taken to where they are without difficulty). Because I...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Amuka Lodge just so that we would be able to visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. See my review of the lodge. We were very impressed with the Sanctuary and the staff there. We had an excellent briefing and then a good...More

Thank Indium49
Reviewed 10 July 2017 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

2  Thank Arya07
Reviewed 4 July 2017

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 27 June 2017

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 26 June 2017

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

3  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

2  Thank Rentadoc23
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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.