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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

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Address: Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
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+256 772 713410

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where you can see rhino 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. 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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Brilliantly lucky day

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... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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 

1 Thank KarenO59
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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 

1 Thank JMMcE
Sydney, Australia
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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

2 Thank David A
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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 

5 Thank Hetty v
Kampala, Uganda
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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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Kampala, Uganda
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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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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 29, 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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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed March 26, 2015

Very nice getting so close to the Rhinos in a protected but natural environment. It felt like the Rhinos were tracking us :).

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great experience. If you're lucky you might see a ranger talk to a rhino in Swahili and see the rhino stand up and turn round in response! Well worth a visit.

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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Reviewed February 20, 2015

Tracking one of the last remaining white rhinos in their semi wild habitat is something that should not be missed being in Uganda. The trill of walking amount these magnificent creatures will stay with you forever. We were lucky to arrived in the Sanctuary in the early afternoon hours, when rhinos are most active. We spent about 2 hours walking... More 

Thank Witold G

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