Another Rhino baby born at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Uganda now has 21 healthy Southern White rhinos at Ziwa rhino sanctuary located in Nakasongola on the highway to Gulu northern Uganda. This comes after Rhinos became extinct in Uganda 1989 and Rhino Fund Uganda has taken efforts and collaborated with the government and introduced Rhinos back into Uganda at this privet sanctuary for purposes of breeding and after this exercise the rhinos will be released back to the national parks Murchison falls national park and Kidepo valley national park.
The only place to see wild rhinos in Uganda!
Enter the territory of the southern white rhinos on foot. Well-trained rangers will guide you through the bush to where the rhinos are on the day of your visit.
You will get the opportunity to watch these endangered, magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. As these rhinos are free to move around on 7 000 hectares of land, it is often necessary to drive to the areas where the rhinos are, before taking the bush trek. This drive is done in your own vehicle, however you can hire one of Rhino Fund Uganda’s vehicles and a driver, just ask at reception for the costs.
While at the sanctuary you may also encounter a range of other wildlife species including Uganda kobs the national animal for Uganda, oribis one of the smallest mammals in Africa, bush bucks, water bucks among others and a number of beautiful bird species.
This activity is a once in a lifetime opportunity and should not be missed!
Your guide is there to keep you safe from harm so listening to the safety briefing he gives you is very important.
Recommended times: 08H00 to 10H00 or 16H00 to 18H00 (but it is available all day)
How much time you need: 1½ to 2½ hours (depends on location of rhinos)
What you need: Closed shoes, long pants, water and insect repellent
BIG FIVE SAFARI
For a big five safari in Uganda Ziwa rhino sanctuary should not be missed since Uganda apparently does not have Rhinos in the national parks. Your big five safari will start with rhinos visit, then Murchison falls national park, Kidepo valley national park or Queen Elizabeth national park all these giving you a chance to see the popular Africa’s big five the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard.