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Rhino Fund Uganda

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Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
+256 772 713410
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7 Night Safari: Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth Lake and Mburo
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Rhino Fund Uganda, located in 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. Our activities include: 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 - Amuka Safari Lodge and Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch (budget).
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  • Average7%
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“on foot” (25 reviews)
“murchison falls” (26 reviews)
“safe distance” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
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+256 772 713410
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is located barely 180km from Kampala and 60km from Masindi. The dirt road from the main road leading to the sanctuary is a bit rough, so a lifted 4x4 is recommended. The sanctuary is electric fenced, covering 70 square km. Every 22...More

Thank Neguah
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

Be sure to wear long pants, good hiking boots and socks which can be pulled over your pants. This is a walking safari- believe or not. I could not believe it because who would walk up to a rhino? Fortunately, the white rhino are not...More

Thank 427BeatleBob
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RhinoFundUganda, Manager at Rhino Fund Uganda, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

It is great to see the client's face when they see how close they can get up to the rhinos! Unfortunately it is difficult to get good photographs when the grass is long, all the more reason to come back when the grass is much...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Excellent visit to the rhino sanctuary. Knowledgeable staff and wonderful facility. Nice little gift shop plus lots of information on the plight of rhinos in Africa. A great visit.

Thank grenille
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RhinoFundUganda, Manager at Rhino Fund Uganda, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you for such a great review!

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

Always wanted to see Rhino's and the sanctuary didn't disappoint. Impressive animals and a wonderful experience to see them free.

Thank PeterBarras
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RhinoFundUganda, Manager at Rhino Fund Uganda, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

We are glad we didn't disappoint you and hope you come by again! Yes, our future goal is to one day be able to release them!

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

Seeing rhinos in the wild is neat. Go early or late in the day, when the rhinos are active. We went in the late morning, when it was already quite warm, and while we saw two females, each with a calf, and a male, they...More

Thank wingedkitty
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RhinoFundUganda, General Manager at Rhino Fund Uganda, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Thank you for your view, it is always good to see how to improve. We do do presentations for people and information talks so we will work on it to make it more accessible :)

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Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

These guys do such a good job with the rhinos. We went on an evening walk and saw 7 rhinos (1 bull and 3 moms with calves) within an hour. I so hope they succeed in their mission and are able to reintroduce these magnificent...More

Thank Deepak R
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RhinoFundUganda, General Manager at Rhino Fund Uganda, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Thank you so much, we are glad you had a memorable time and saw so many rhinos! We will keep working hard :)

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

when observing animals in the wild, its usually in jeeps and trucks but you will walk with armed security while at Ziwa and you will see the Rhinos!

Thank Jack J
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RhinoFundUganda, General Manager at Rhino Fund Uganda, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Yes, we like to do things differently and we like to make it memorable :) Thank you!

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Reviewed December 12, 2017

The sanctuary made a very good impression, the tracks in good shape, the central reception area showing regular upkeep and the Samuka Safari Lodge providing a great venue for lunch and cold drinks. Rhino sightings are GUARANTEED on Ziwa, entrance if free but when tracking...More

Thank Safariafficionado
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RhinoFundUganda, General Manager at Rhino Fund Uganda, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Glad you had a great time! We will work to ensure there is good upkeep - we look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Thank you to Ronald “Rhino” and the trekkers for an outstanding experience. We felt safe and were so excited to see two mothers and their calves. Everyone on the trek who works for Rhino Fund were able to answer our many questions. It was a...More

Thank suzmintz
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RhinoFundUganda, Manager at Rhino Fund Uganda, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

We will pass the information on to Ronald. Sounds like a wonderful trek, glad you had a good time. Hopefully see you soon!

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

We loved our tour here! We did the 2 hour rhino tracking. We were able to get so close to the rhinos. We went in the afternoon while they were resting, which I think was a good call. We even got close to the youngest...More

Thank uclatraveler9
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RhinoFundUganda, Manager at Rhino Fund Uganda, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Hi there, So happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Madame, the youngest, is such a beautiful little girl isn't she! I would just like to reiterate that the food and backpacking facilities around headquarters are a private entity to Rhino Fund Uganda....More

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SproutL
February 28, 2018|
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Response from Safariafficionado | Reviewed this property |
There are busses operating on the route almost around the clock so you should be able to make it back to the city. Most bus operators have no published schedules, you just wait for one to pull up, pay and board.
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nomeantom
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Yes within the sanctuary there is Amuka lodge Uganda and right at the sanctuary compound are 10 accommodation rooms that you can stay. Actually they are now twelve. You can as well camp if hire the tents at the sanctuary.
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