We stayed overnight in the budget accommodation to get a good start in the morning. Leaving Entebe at 4.00pm we got caught in the rush-hour and didn't arrive until 9.30pm. Our vehicle was accordingly escorted into the Reserve by a motor-bike but dinner was still served for us (albeit in the open-air with various bugs flying around). The accommodation was basic but comfortable with an even more basic shower/toilet block. No lighting in the morning which was awkward as it was still dark when we were getting dressed for a 7.00am breakfast (don't forget your torch). After breakfast we were provided with wellies for the trek (very necessary, and even though I take size 12 shoes size 11 fitted me (fortunately, as it was the largest available). We were told all about the background of the sanctuary and led through the marshy bush until we came across some adult and baby white rhinos. We were all surprised how close we could get to them and compared with our trips to National Parks this was probably the highlight. Our party of 7 was taken to see the Rhinos on our own - there was nobody else staying there - although other people were around awaiting a trip when we returned. We only saw white rhinos as the black ones were elsewhere in the reserve although we didn't feel rushed and I believe that if we had wanted to do so we would probably have been taken to find them. One tip - we got bitten somehow on our legs even though we were wearing trousers so make sure your legs are fully protected.
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