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ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY, UGANDA

ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY: Our Uganda National Parks Safari gets to all major ecosystems and the reserve with the last 15 Rhinos, to complete your BIG FIVE

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

Both black, Diceros bicornis, and white Rhinoceroses, Ceratotherium simum, are native to Uganda, but by 1983, both species had been hunted to extinction. However, in 2005, the Rhino Fund Uganda in collaboration with the Uganda Wildlife Authority, re-introduced 6 White Rhinos - 6 from Kenya and 2 from Disneyland - into a heavily protected nature reserve, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. With the reintroduction of the White Rhino, one can once again see Africa's big five in Uganda: Lion, Panther, Elephant, Cape Buffalo and Rhinoceros.

 

Why consider booking our Uganda National Parks Safari? Because for a very competitive price, you focus on the real national parks of Uganda without losing valuable vacation time in less interesting non-protected locations in the countryside. Our tour takes you into 6 parks and reserves, accompanied by a naturalist guide. Composed by our world-renowned national parks expert, Dr. Daan Vreugdenhil, this is the best safari on the market. Destinations Overview: UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the Mountain Gorilla Bwindi Impenetrable National Park  Kibale National Park, Mburo National Park Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda's most famous park Queen Elisabeth National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Kampala.

 

The 7.000 ha Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary has been established to bring Rhinos back to Uganda. It is surrounded by a 2 m high electrical fence to keep the animals in and the poachers out. Moreover, the animals are protected around the clock by some 8 park rangers and security guards, and thereby is the best protected area of Uganda. So it is not surprising that beside a growing population of Rhinos, the reserve is also home to some 40 other mammal and reptilian species, like antelopes, monkeys, hippos, crocodiles, etc. - , as well as an impressive number of birds. Since their reintroduction to Uganda, the number of Rhinos now has grown to 15 individuals and if nothing bad happens, it may be expected that the number of animals will grow steadily over the next decade and hopefully some day they may be returned to the wild in the national parks where they once occurred.

 

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is open to the public and more and more visitors have had the privilege to see these majestic animals on rhino trekking as they peacefully live in their sanctuary and additionally birding excursions and canoe rides are organized. 

 

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary: White Rhino resting.Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary: White Rhino in Uganda.

White Rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary are getting a second chance to once again roam the savannahs of Uganda.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary: Bird picking insects off the skin of a White Rhino.Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary: White Rhinoceros grazing.

   

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary: White Rhinoceros at sunset.

Will the White Rhinos survive the onslaught by international horn traders? Only time will tell. But the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is doing everything to make it happen. Your visit will help preserve the Rhinos in Uganda.

 

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