Rhinoceros. This word originates from a Greek word, Rhino-meaning nose and ceros-meaning horn. Rhinos are classified into two species, the black rhinoceros (Diceros bi cornis michaeli) and the Northern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium semurn)
History says, Uganda had thousands of rhinos which were later reduced in number through illegal killings during wars. Poachers also played a big role in the decreased number of rhinos in Uganda.
Where to Track Rhinos in Uganda
As we talk now, Uganda has just around 22 rhinos and these are only found in at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a government gazetted sanctuary which was founded in 2005. This Sanctuary is located in Nakasongola District in Nakitoma village. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is just a few kilometers from the main city(Kampala) with just a 2hour drive from Kampala.
Rhinos can be sighted through nature walking. This gives a tourist a chance to directly see them feeding in their habitat. Footing as well gives you a chance to get closer to the rhinos but in a distance of about 6-7meters away from them. This is done by the help of skilled ranger guides found at the Sanctuary. Here, the tourists are free to take as many photos as desired.
Sighting rhinos is a very exciting and memorable experience that any tourist shouldn’t miss out on any trip in Uganda.
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