Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary the home to the wild rhinos at Nakitoma trading centre in Nakasongola district is situated 176km (100 miles) north of Kampala the capital city of Uganda on Kampala-Gulu highway short way to Murchison Falls National Park. This is the best destination for rhino tracking of the fact that it’s always done on foot for clear, memorable and adventurous spots.
By the end of 1982, rhinos were pretty much extinct in Uganda because they had been endlessly poached and killed. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is not a zoo, it is a sanctuary where these white type of Rhinos can move around in safety. They are protected all day and night from poachers by an electrical fence and security personnel.
The introduction of the ziwa sanctuary is a project of the Rhino Fund Uganda that fostered the restoration of the rhinos in Uganda. There are 21 white rhinos as of 2017 and these highly attract tourists from different countries for the rhino tracking activity.
Of the fact that rhino tracking is done on foot, tourists are briefed and given guideline by a sanctuary ranger since they will be allowed to move close to the rhinos for a memorable experience and an unusual photo moments as you encounter with different rhinos.
Other activities at the sanctuary:
1. Shoebill canoe ride and bird watching
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is home to over 350 bird species and is a great destination for avid birders interested in finding those rare African species.
2. Guided nature walks
The guided nature walks will enable you to experience the geography, fauna and flora of this beautiful part of Uganda.
3. Night walk adventure
The guided night walk is the perfect opportunity for bird enthusiasts to tick off any nocturnal birds as well as for those just looking to find the elusive Leopard or Aardvark
Accommodation at the sanctuary
Amuka lodge the hearth of the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary offers excellent accommodation and safe overnight stays. The lodge brings you breath-taking encounters with Uganda’s only wild rhinoceros as well a wide array of birds and wildlife.