Enjoy the majestic beauty of rhinos living in their natural habitat at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda. This sanctuary provides a safe and secure place for rhinos that are facing the possibility of extinction within the next 10 years. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and this sanctuary is the only place where you’ll be able to experience a rhino sighting in all of Uganda.
The rhino sanctuary is dedicated to restoring the population of rhinos by offering the animals a safe place to live. Rhinos can breed here and expand without the worry of outside influences since the 70 km² sanctuary is completely surrounded by an electric fence rising 2 m in height to keep any unwanted intruders out.
View Rhinos and Other Animal Species
While rhinos are definitely the top feature in this sanctuary there are also 40 different reptilian and mammal species in the park including crocodiles, hippos, antelopes, monkeys and an amazing variety of birds. It’s a great place to visit when you’re in Uganda and want to see the beauty of nature at its best with rhinos in full view.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Location
This sanctuary can be found approximately 180 km north of the capital of Uganda, Kampala, which is also Uganda’s biggest city. It is close to Nakitoma Village in the Nakasongola District. To get there simply follow the Kampala-Gulu Highway north from Kampala until you see the sanctuary signs.
Make It a Part of Your Next Trip
A trip to Uganda wouldn’t be the same without a visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Tourist facilities include a guesthouse, a safari lodge, campgrounds and budget accommodation. The accommodations feature fantastic restaurants that offer great meals to visiting tourists.
Trained rangers will guide you on this rhino expedition so that you can see these gentle beasts at a safe yet up-close distance. Besides trekking on foot to see the rhinos you can also take nature walks, canoe rides and do some bird watching while you’re here.
By visiting the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary you’ll be helping to support the efforts to save these amazing animals from extinction. This expedition provides not only the opportunity to catch a rare view of rhinos but a chance to learn more about the danger of their extinction and what you can do to help. Visit Ziwa Rhino to find out more about this amazing sanctuary that cares enough to do something about it.