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Reviewed December 21, 2019 via mobile

We decided to have a stop over from Murchinson Falls to Entebbe and our flight home. Except for the rhino’s, it was a great disappointment. The rooms are expensive ($40 / person, we were with 4) and terrible, old with mold in the bath room. There was no hot water in our room.

The food in the restaurant was terrible, partly cold, served indifferently. The (included) breakfast was served 30 minutes later then promised, with only some slices of watermelon, eggs, floppy toast and tea.

The visit to the Rhino’s was interesting, thanks to the guides.

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank Jan_Lelie
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Angie G, Manager at Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We wish to clarify that the accommodation you are referring to is privately owned and has no affiliation to Rhino Fund Uganda or Amuka Safari Lodge which is situated within the sanctuary. The guides and conservation staff are Rhino Fund Uganda staff.

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Reviewed November 30, 2019 via mobile

It is a 70skm and now there are around 32 rhinos!
When there will be more than 50, they will be brought to the others parks!
It is exciting, once you walk and get closer no more than 30ms from them!!
Unique experience!!

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank adibfarid
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Angie G, Manager at Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and for appreciating the work that Rhino Fund Uganda is doing.

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Reviewed July 30, 2019

About a 3 hour drive from Entebbe depending on how lucky you get with traffic in Kampala, and then just 90 minutes to Murchison Falls entrance kiosk. Ziwa is a special place as conservationists are ensuring the Rhino specie is growing year by year, and the aim is to have another sanctuary in the near future. On our time of visit there were currently 28 rhinos but scattered everywhere in the park.
Our tour was a Rhino Trek that lasted about 3 hours and was 50 usd pp. We were accompanied with an armed ranger and drove to a certain section of there park where we then proceeded on foot. The ranger was in regular communication with trackers to make life easier. The trek is very easy with no hills or undulation. Altogether we came across five rhinos, 4 adults and 1 baby. We didn't do ourselves any favours by coming lunchtime with weather being very hot, so rhinos trying to get shade made difficult viewing. But the team worked hard and got us results, with us being around 20 metres away from the action. Curious to see one of the male rhinos had his horn shaven off and our ranger said it was because the males often fight and cause injuries with the horn. Not sure if this is gospel truth but don't shoot the messenger.
There are other tours conducted here and also accommodation to perhaps get more of an experience with these fascinating creatures. Our guide ranger also said there were leopards in the park, but we see nothing except the odd antelope. Like I said before, the heat in the middle of the day is not a good look.
A wonderful project that will only enhance, and will lean towards the opening of another future sanctuary...

Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank DanielD525
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Angie G, Manager at Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Yes, the ranger gave you the correct information. The adult males horns were reduced due to very bad injuries caused to each other during fighting for territory.

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Reviewed June 20, 2019

This sanctuary are providing excellent care to these critically endangered animals. Having been wiped out totally in Uganda in 2004, the southern white rhino have been reintroduced and appear to be thriving. Naturally they are protected 24hours a day. It was awesome to walk through the bush and to quietly watch them grazing or lying in the shade of the trees with their baby. They are habituated so felt no threat at all. As always these reserves are short of funds and always looking for help. Good luck with the relocation when it happens and thank you for the awesome job you are doing.

Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank Sue M
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Angie G, Manager at Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and for appreciating the work that Rhino Fund Uganda is doing

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Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

The guides were very professional and thorough in their briefing prior to heading out.
We were able to see several rhinos and babies standing and grazing as the day was overcast. We feel honored to have been able to witness these wonderful animals so close up.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank 600ingridl
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Angie G, Manager at Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and for appreciating the work that Rhino Fund Uganda is doing.

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