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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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A well organised set of accommodation options from camping to comfortable cabins (we took the latter!) and a great tracking guide to complete the adventure as you see these... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A well organised set of accommodation options from camping to comfortable cabins (we took the latter!) and a great tracking guide to complete the adventure as you see these magnificent beasts. Obviously your money helps keep these amazing creatures on the planet.... and well worth every penny.

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Roztoky, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Zoom perhaps only eight meters to a group of rhinos, without pilots bars? BREATHTAKING! Hiking up was the most affordable. I easily passed as a day trip by public transport from Kampala.

Thank Lukas K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our way up to Murchison National Park, friends and I stopped here for an afternoon break. It was so worth it!! Upon arrival, you're paired with an expert guide, who will walk (or ride in your car) with you to see the rhinos. They provide excellent knowledge about the animals, and discuss the re-population/conservation activities they're planning for the... More 

Thank Cate W
Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went Rhino Trekking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary as a stop over between Entebbe and Murchison Falls Park. This was an incredible experience... it really is quite something to stand so close to these very large animals! I found this to be a very fun and informative visit! We had a great guide who took us on a walk... More 

Thank Lisa V
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ziwa is just an amazing place, the amazing work undertaken to safeguard the Rhino's is second to none. We went on a walk to try and spot the Rhino's and we weren't disappointed with the highlight being Noel, a 3 week old baby. Awesome! The lodge we stayed in was superb, clean rooms, comfy beds, amazing food and a welcoming... More 

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RhinoFundUganda, General Manager at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Amuka Safari Lodge is no doubt doing a good job in promoting this rhino program with their good service. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are 21 Rhinos in Uganda, here in the Sanctuary you will see 19 of them, the 2 are in the zoo. When you arrive, you will need to find a ranger, and then the ranger will give you some safety tips on how to handle the situation if Rhino is charging towards you, some background information about Rhino, differences... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 12 January 2017 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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

Thank Andy M
Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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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