Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary also know as Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch is found in Nakasongola district and a home of wild rhinos in Uganda. The Rhino re-introduction project is a joint scheme by the Rhino Fund Uganda and Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).
The ranch is located 176 km (100 miles) north of Kampala along Kampala- Gulu highway, also on the road to Murchison Falls National. Ziwa Ranch is the only place where you will manage to view rhinos in the wild in Uganda. Currently, the sanctuary that has become progressively familiar with tourists who flock it for rhino trekking, bird watching, nature walks plus relaxation is a home for 15 southern white rhinos.
Tourist Activities at Ziwa Rhino Ranch
Make a tour of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and find out more Things to Do and See including wildlife, Nature Walks, bird watching, Amuka Lodge accommodations services, camping and many more.
Rhino Tracking and other Wild Animals
Trekking rhinos: the sanctuary has got trained rangers who will capably guide you through this excursion. You will have the chance to spot the rhinos at safer close distances. Besides rhinos, you will also have an encounter with a variety of other wildlife species like the Uganda kobs, rich bucks, oribis, reed bucks hippos and crocodiles among others.
The place is as well home to about 250 bird species and is a great hub for avid birders who want to find those rare African species of birds. Skilled and knowledgeable bird guides will support you to have a wonderful experience. Some of the bird species include;
Blue spotted dove
Abyssinian Ground Horn bill
African Black Crake
Broad billed Roller
African Black-headed Oriole
African Blue Flycatcher
Brown-backed Srub Robin
African Broad Bill
Guided Nature Walks.
With such guided nature walks, you will be able enjoy the geography, animals, and plants of this attractive part of Uganda.
Camping and Picnicking
The Ranch’s camp grounds are perfect solar power and a standby generator as a backup. The facility rooms have light and warm water for shower.
To visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, one can take it as a day trip safari from Kampala and back or tour the place enroute to Murchison Falls National Park while going or return. It is also visit-able while on a chimpanzee Tracking Safari to Budongo Forest.
Getting to the Sanctaury
The Sanctuary is 7 kilometers off Kampala-Gulu Highway, branching off at Nakitoma trading centre. This rhino farm is increasingly becoming popular with visitors interested in rhino trekking touring the place on a daily basis. Tourists go to Ziwa which going or coming from their Uganda safaris and tours in Murchison Falls National Park.
Book and Enjoy a One Day Rhino Trekking at Ziwa Rhino Ranch