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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 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
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We stopped on our way back from Murchison. Uncertain start to the tour - the office did not contact a ranger/guide when we first arrived, so after we had used the toilets and ordered our food at the restaurant (for after our rhino visit) we...More

2  Thank TravlinGal1959
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We had amazing luck on our visit - a short walk (so we felt like we'd done a bit of work!) and then 7 rhinos resting in a group. 7 - that's half the white rhinos in the whole of Uganda!!!! Incredible experience - some...More

1  Thank KarenO59
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Visited the snactuary in early April while returning to Kampala from Murchison Falls Park. Guide was excellent and informative but we had a long trek to see the Rhinos. I am not sure if this was because we had to stop out minibus and circumvent...More

1  Thank JMMcE
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Great trek to see rare rhinos in the wild with Budget Safaris Uganda. You will get up to 30 metres close to the magnificent white rhinos that are sadly close to extinction

2  Thank David A
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is there any recommended accommodation nearby?
5 August 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
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.