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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

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Address: Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
Phone Number: +256 772 713410

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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Nice to get close to rhinos and help support their reintroduction into Uganda

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sanctuary is doing fantastic work, and it would be great to think that it would eventually be possible to reintroduce rhinos into the wild without threat from poachers. It was good to be able to walk so close to these amazing animals; we were lucky that the sun went in while we were with them, so they came out... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rangers and the guide will walk you in the savanna until you find the rhinos, You spend some time looking at them from a short distance while the guide explains everything on the rhinos. you cannot miss this experience

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amuka lodge is african fine but no need to stay over. Visits to see the rhinos are controlled and time limited, we had 15 mins so not worth the cost. Suggest you see the rhinos and then move on. We were on safari so had limited contact with staff.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loves this place! Upon our arrival we were shortly briefed by our guide who taught us how to run away from a Rhino, should it eventually chase you. Well ..... I did not take him too seriously until my small group of 4 and myself came to less than 20 yards from a not too friendly Rhino. We never... More 

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Yuval, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Rhinoes are lazy animal. From morning to evening it rests below trees, without movement. The scout is good but when the rhino is lazy, nothing is realy excitement... Add to this a 45 usd guiding fee, and you get a non-must attraction.

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Loenhout, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

In Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary we made a walking safari accompanied by a ranger during 1 1/2 hour. We could approach many from around 30m and it was amazing. The walk is light and easy to do. You get lots of information about the animals from the ranger and it is a very interesting activity to do when you are in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

First stop of our trip and it was an amazing experience. They are doing a great job for the conservation of this animals in Uganda. They have 18 rhinos at the sanctuary and we were lucky to see 5 of them together. Totally recommended experience!

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is on the way to Murchison Nationalpark. While we have been there some times, we never took the time for a stop at the Sanctuary. This time we spent the weekend there and we (my wife and me) were very happy with this place. Well organized, good food and nice spacy accommodation with excellent bed! But... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This sanctuary does amazing work in breeding white rhino. Before I went there I didn't know the difference between white and black and it's profound. It was very heartening to go for a walking safari and be able to see a mother with her baby at reasonably close, but safe proximity. Our guide was able to tell us a lot... More 

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