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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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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! A long drive from Jinja Uganda was definitely worth it. We took a 3 pm trek at Ziwa. A short ride into the bush and we exited our vehicle. We walked around a tree with our guide and saw a momma and 4 month...More

1  Thank Priffle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights here so we could see the rhinos (obviously!) but also to undertake an early morning bird-watching walk in the swampy area with in the park. The rhinos are captivating, and the ability to get very close to these huge animals is...More

Thank Rentadoc23
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I loved our visit at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Our guide was fantastic at getting us close, while still respecting the rhino's personal space. The staff are all very kind and you can tell they care a great deal about wildlife conservation. Each...More

1  Thank Renata R
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place. Photography speaks for everything. It is amazing to be 20m from the rhinoceros. Entry UGX: European 162.000 Ugandian 15.000 Car commision is included.

Thank Frantisek-Mourek
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Had a fab time here. The Rhinos are huge! Did not seemed bothered by our presence. Rangers made sure we were safe by guiding us around the Rhino when they kept moving. Lovely to see theses animals are being protected, and lovely to see the...More

Thank soniaroberts05
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I went to the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary with my 13-year-old daughter and we had an amazing time. The guides were super knowledgeable, the staff kind and the walking safari was a lifetime memory. After doing a ton of research on going to the best place...More

Thank AfricaPhoto
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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...More

Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 31 March 2017 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...More

Thank supersky-abc
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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,...More

Thank BWK59
Reviewed 24 March 2017 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...More

Thank 161kirsin
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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.