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Rhino Fund Uganda

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“on foot”(26 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
+256 772 713410
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had a very nice exeperience. I arrived to the sanctuary after a three hours morning drive from kampala. The entrance costs 45$ dollars and as far as i know it is free for locals. After a short security brief we started the the tour....More

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Reviewed August 30, 2018

I had mixed feelings about this experience. Rhino trekking cost $45 a person, significantly more than the $30 quoted in the 2013 edition of Bradt's Uganda. I hope the vast majority of the money goes to the care and eventual reintroduction of the rhinos, in...More

1  Thank Libby2563
RhinoFundUganda, General Manager at Rhino Fund Uganda, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Good day Alexa B, Thank you for your review. To put your mind at ease I would like to share with you the following. The rhino are not tame but habituated. They cannot be touched and do not get fed, they live in the bush...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

A fantastic place with staff who are so commited to the amazing job they are doing. I highly recommend you going here and if possible stay the night at the camping site since there is a chance too also see the rhinos walking close to...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in mid-July. We arrived at the visitors centre and were put in a group of 6 with our guide/ranger, Ronald. Ronald briefed us on the history of the Ugandan Rhino population, their plight and the importance of the sanctuary in...More

Thank Dubuss
Reviewed August 6, 2018

...for the extraordinary job this foundation is doing. Repopulate this reservation with rhinos is not an easy job. And you will stand metter away from those beautiful creatures, in their own environment. Incredible sensation! Do not worry about the shoes, they supply rubber boots if...More

1  Thank ToujoursLaRoute
Reviewed August 2, 2018

This sanctuary is less than 1 hour from Masindi and about 2h30-3h from Kampala (depending on traffic) and an ideal stopover on the way to Murchinson falls. The local community brings their cattle because cows eat long grass so that the rhinos can eat the...More

1  Thank GwenAndKirsty
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

For the price we paid ($200 for 4 of us) we were disappointed with the overall rhino trekking experience. We also paid $25 extra to hire a car which we only drove in for approximately 5 minutes! We then walked for about another 5 minutes...More

Thank EmmaJS28
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We went there with a lot of hope for "a rhino trekking". But the trek was in fact a little walk around one mother and his baby, both asleep. We just made a round and then it was already finished. We were expecting to see...More

Thank morganecommans
Reviewed June 10, 2018

We left Kampala at around 2pm and got to the reserve at around 5pm. After a lovely dinner we went to bed early and were woken at 6am by a huge male Rhino sleeping outside the guest house. Absolutely incredible for the kids to watch...More

1  Thank Ruben_Heather
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Our visit to the sanctuary was nice but I do not understand why do they need to have 6 grey parrots in cages. I asked and they said they were not rescued birds; it does not fit the "sanctuary" approach. You cannot promote the pet...More

Thank Daniela V
RhinoFundUganda, Manager at Rhino Fund Uganda, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Good day Daniela, Thank you for your review. I do however feel that I need to correct what seems to be a misunderstanding. The FOUR African Grey parrots that are in a large cage in the garden of the Executive Directors house, belong to the...More

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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.
August 4, 2016|
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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.