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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

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Address: Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
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+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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This is an excellent facility. This is no charge for gate entrance. Of course, the guides will appreciate a tip for their knowledgeable discussion and locating the rhino(s). We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Victoria P
Carefree, Arizona
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Carefree, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent facility. This is no charge for gate entrance. Of course, the guides will appreciate a tip for their knowledgeable discussion and locating the rhino(s). We took a brief walk through the grasslands and found a mom, baby and huge male fast asleep. Guides do not carry rifles, simply walkie talkies. In continuing our walk, we saw... More 

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Actually, I didn't know what to expect from this place. What I found was something like a small park in which men and wild animals live together in peace, helping to increase the number of endangered rhinos. In fact, we saw two rhinos with young babies! While locals grow cows and many colourful bird species and many antelope species wander... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the few places to see rhinos that have not been transported to an artificially created environment in a zoo. The guides here are very knowledgable. You will get fairly close to these huge animals while on foot. As another reviewer mentioned, bring water as you will be walking in the heat. It's a great experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did not know what to expect exactly, but this was an awesome experience. Our guides (Edward and Sharif) cautiously walked with us to rhinos, on the way showing other interesting stuff in the sanctuary: birds, trees, fly traps, rhinos' toilet... :) We saw two rhinos with their babies, and were guided closer and closer, which was very exciting, but... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Highly recommended experience, bringing water is highly recommended. The heat is extremely intense on the daytime when walking in the bush. Perhaps plan your visit for the morning or evening.

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Kampala, Uganda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We came to this sanctuary as Rhinos are one of my favourite animals. It was incredible to walk and get quite close to them. This sanctuary is trying to prevent this animal from becoming extinct. They have rhinos from a few countries and they are trying to breed them in order to reintroduce them to other parks in Uganda. We... More 

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Vaughan, Canada
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We only had to hike for less than 1/2 an hour before we came to where the Rhinos were resting. many were still standing up, and we saw the rhino named Obama because his mom is from the States and his dad from Kenya!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Angie and her Team are passionate about the 17 Rhino in their care, they look after them and keep them safe doing an amazing job. It's wonderful to be able to walk and see where they are and some even have baby rhinos

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Visited here the end of a 10 safari adventure. Not as exciting as visiting with Gorillas but still a great experience. They are saving these animals from total extinction here. The only Rhinos in Uganda. They are out in a natural habitat where you can get pretty close to them. They are breeding here and hopefully someday will be reintroduced... More 

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

The idea of a conservancy is great. The concept of reintroduction of the species is also great; but this place did not meet my expectations. We were offered a park and got an oversized zoo. Too many people loitering around collecting a salary and doing little else. Finally for what we saw, and the time it took, this is an... More 

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

Good day, thank you for your review. We are sorry that you were offered a park and this disappointed you. We take the utmost care in trying to be clear that this is a sanctuary and not a park. Your opinion of this sanctuary, program and its staff could not be further from the truth however it is your opinion... More 

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