ZIWA RHINO TRACKING
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary harbors Uganda’s adventurous endangered rhinos located in Nakasongola District just near Nakitoma Village, along Kampala – Gulu highway in Northern Uganda approximately 180km by road on your way to Uganda’s largest national park at Murchison falls national park.
Uganda in 2005 re-introduced the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary by the body of government called Rhino Fund Uganda. Ziwa is Uganda’s only place where travelers can track rhinos on foot; Rhino tracking is really an exciting tourism activity as you watch both the white and black rhinoceros.
Ziwa Rhino sanctuary has approximately 78 well trained skilled rangers working hand in hand with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to ensure that the Rhinos and visitors are protected and safe. Ziwa Rhino started with approximately 6 rhinos and is currently the number has increased to about 19 animals. Apart from African black and white rhinos, Ziwa Rhino sanctuary harbors many bird species, reptiles, hippos, antelopes, Nile crocodiles, and monkeys.
Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is an awesomely unique tourism activity that grants visitors a chance to see both black and white rhinos on foot at the same place. Rhino tracking involves watching rhinos closer and at a safer distance under the guidance of a skilled ranger guide. you can also take closer pictures with them as you observe these endangered rhinos feed in their natural habitat. Ziwa Rhino tracking can be combined with the Big 5 safari when you visit Murchison falls national park.
Ziwa Rhino sanctuary accommodates over 350 bird species, bird watching at Ziwa can take a full or half-day birding either on a boat or a guided nature walk’s Rhino bird-watching is guided by an experienced birder’s guide. Ziwa Bird species include the Blue-spotted dove, African black crake, the Shoebill stork, and Abdim’s stork.