1 Day Rhino Tracking Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
On this 1 day rhino tracking tour, you will head to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district situated north of Kampala along Kampala Gulu highway. The sanctuary is also conveniently located a few kilometres from Uganda’s largest and oldest conversation area Murchison falls National Park.
Ziwa rhino sanctuary was founded by the Uganda Wildlife Authority and the Rhino Fund inorder to re-introduce rhinos in Uganda. This was through breeding them and later take them to the wild. Rhinos had become extinct in Uganda National Parks due to poaching in the 1980s so the sanctuary was put in place to bleed these endangered species and restore them in Uganda.
Ziwa rhino sanctuary currently houses about 20 Rhinos and is the only place in Uganda you can track these species on foot and come close to them in the wild. Apart from rhino the sanctuary also hosts a variety of mammal species including kobs, antelopes, hippos, tortoises, crocodiles among others with a bird list of about 300 bird species including the rare shoebill.
Rhino Tracking Highlights
- On foot encounter with one of the big five game the rhino
- Exciting road trip up north to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
- Rhino support when you visit the sanctuary
- Rhino tracking day programme
How to Travel
1 Day Ziwa rhino tracking starts with a put by our driver from your place of choice at 7am. Travel via Kampala luwero highway passing by the famous Luwero triangle where the bush war of the NRM government took place. You can have a stop to buy fruits along the way and continue to Nakasongola and reach the sanctuary in no time.
Upon arrival, go for a brief about the activity and the sanctuary. After head for the bush with an experienced and knowledgeable guide to track these gentle rhino in their natural habitat. This experience is so wonderful and takes about 2hours and should on the list while in Uganda.
Come back for a lunch picnic and refreshments after your wondrous experience.
End of Trip
Head back to Kampala after lunch where you will reach in the evening or choose to continue to Murchison falls for another yet thrilling adventure.
Rhino tracking permits
Ground transportation to and from the sanctuary
Meals per the itinerary plus bottled water
English speaking driver/guide