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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

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Address: Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
Phone Number: +256-77-2713410
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Description: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where you can see rhino...
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where you can see rhino in the wild. This conservation project is self sustained and the activities fees that are paid by you is our source of income. The activities offered by RHINO FUND UGANDA are : On foot rhino trekking, Birding walks, Shoebill canoe rides and Nature Walks.The accommodations on the sanctuary are privately managed by the respective owners and consists of - Ziwa Rhino Lodge and Amuka Safari Lodge.
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Awesome to see an endangered species

Not often that you can get out in the bush to see a rhinoceros in their natural environment. Awesome experience. Touched deeply by the plight of survival. Would definitely visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not often that you can get out in the bush to see a rhinoceros in their natural environment. Awesome experience. Touched deeply by the plight of survival. Would definitely visit again. The sanctuary also had a few rare birds. Super cool.

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Steinbach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

So, on our April 2015 trip to Uganda with colleagues, we stopped at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in our way back from the Murchison Falls National Park animal safari. I had no idea we would be literally in the same field as the rhinos with a trained guide who walked us through and motioned us to move this way or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stopped on our way back from Murchison. Uncertain start to the tour - the office did not contact a ranger/guide when we first arrived, so after we had used the toilets and ordered our food at the restaurant (for after our rhino visit) we had to wait an additional 30 minutes for the ranger to arrive. We went on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had amazing luck on our visit - a short walk (so we felt like we'd done a bit of work!) and then 7 rhinos resting in a group. 7 - that's half the white rhinos in the whole of Uganda!!!! Incredible experience - some even got up and walked around for us - stunning and the Sanctuary does work... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Visited the snactuary in early April while returning to Kampala from Murchison Falls Park. Guide was excellent and informative but we had a long trek to see the Rhinos. I am not sure if this was because we had to stop out minibus and circumvent a lone, outcast Rhino (he had recently lost a battle for supremacy of the Group... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great trek to see rare rhinos in the wild with Budget Safaris Uganda. You will get up to 30 metres close to the magnificent white rhinos that are sadly close to extinction

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We travelled with Rolandssafaris.com through Uganda in December 2014. We had a great experience with Roland. He is very knowledgeable about the country and the local animal. We felt us safe with him. he speaks English,German and Dutch. His car is perfect to discover the beautiful African savanna . We stopped by Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a walk with the... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stopped by for a walk t=with the Rhinos on the way up to Murchison Falls National Park. We had 5 children under 11 and 4 adults and we all participated in the 2 hour walk, and saw rhino close by, including the youngest which the children were thrilled about. We had read about dodgy toilets on previous reviews, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

i have been to lots of parks in my 12 years in Africa but never seem Rhinos like... I know they are semi humanised but to walk with Rhinos is just incredible and so close..... the Guides were excellent, the lodge simple but nice, it has a pool for my kids and it was busy so there were plently of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were guided out by a very knowledgeable ranger, and now know the difference between white and black Rhino tracks. We were able to get close enough that we did not need binoculars to see them. Great work being done there

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Address: Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
Phone Number: +256-77-2713410
Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Nakitoma

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