Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda is between Kampala (175 km) and Murchison National Park, where it breeds rhinos back for reintroduction into the wild, once that can be safely done. 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. With the reintroduction of the White Rhino, one can once again see Africa's famous big five in Uganda: Lion, Panther, Elephant, Cape Buffalo and Rhinoceros.


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Developed by our world-renowned national parks expert, Dr. Daan Vreugdenhil, this is the best safari on the market. Itinerary: 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.

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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  Uganda National Parks Safari naturalist guide really knows his birds and mammals, as well as the culture and customs of the people.

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The 7.000 ha Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda 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 78 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 per March 2018 has grown to 22 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 Accommodation

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Accommodations are the Luxurious Amuka Safari Lodge, and their are also a guesthouse and a campsite.


ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY, UGANDA: At 175 km from Kampala, White Rhino resting.ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY, UGANDA: White Rhino in Uganda near Murchison National Park.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, is the only location where Rhinos can live unthreatened and undisturbed.


ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY, UGANDA: Bird picking insects off the skin of a White Rhino.ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY, UGANDA: White Rhinoceros grazing.


ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY, UGANDA: White Rhinoceros at sunset.


Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Tour

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


What makes us different from so many other tour operators?

Just look at the quality of our high resolution pictures. We took them all ourselves. We have thousands of high resolution pictures on this website, that you can see enlarged by clicking on them. These pictures show that we have been everywhere in the country of your interest and really know the details. We are professional explorers and biologists with MSc and PhD.


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