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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

#1 of 1 things to do in Nakitoma Features Animals
Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
+256 772 713410
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Great place doing a great job

Awesome experience, able to get very close the the rhino. Guides are good and informative. Ziwa... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2015
Harry T
via mobile
Awe inspiring visit to see this endangered species

It is almost unbelievable that people would seek to wipe out another species on this Earth but... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2015
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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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 27 September 2015 via mobile

Awesome experience, able to get very close the the rhino. Guides are good and informative. Ziwa is doing a great job with the breeding program too. One of the best places to see rhino in africa.

1  Thank Harry T
Reviewed 14 September 2015

It is almost unbelievable that people would seek to wipe out another species on this Earth but sadly the rhino is not safe despite a 100 square mile sanctuary and armed guards. The sanctuary is well run - we arrived on schedule and were given...More

1  Thank MDPontour
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

We had a stop over here and the place is well run, more effort to get this animal reintroduced into the parks. The Rangers were well informed and he taught us more about wildlife. we share it with friends thanks.

1  Thank Mike J
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Stopped off as many will and perhaps more should en route from Murchison to Entebbe. This is a very accessible and somewhat noble endeavour aiming to restore rhino into the "park" and other parks where they once thrived prior to being poached and slaughtered into...More

2  Thank Jondi1
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

It was nice and unbelievable how close we could get to rhinos. We saw 5 of them but it was just looking at them and taking photos. They were resting so it was like watching huge rocks. It was fine but it's not like I'm...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 18 August 2015

I stayed as part of a four day volunteer programme and can't speak highly enough of this place. We stayed in the campsite which was spacious and had acceptable facilities, it was also regularly visited by Warthogs and Waterbucks! We took the Rhino walks and...More

1  Thank Howellsey
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The only place you will see rhinos in Uganda. Well worth a visit and ideally placed to break up the journey from Entebbe/Kampala to Murchison's fall. You can get very close to the rhinos on foot in the company of excellent local guides who stay...More

2  Thank xorg
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We spent one night on the ranch in a double room & with private bathroom and it was great. There was no hot water, although there was a sign stating that we should leave the water running for some time before it gets hot. However...More

2  Thank Catalin P
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Not often that you can get out in the bush to see a rhinoceros in their natural environment. Awesome experience. Touched deeply by the plight of survival. Would definitely visit again. The sanctuary also had a few rare birds. Super cool.

1  Thank Joel R
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

So, on our April 2015 trip to Uganda with colleagues, we stopped at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in our way back from the Murchison Falls National Park animal safari. I had no idea we would be literally in the same field as the rhinos with...More

1  Thank Eunice1966
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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.