1 Day Ziwa Rhino Trekking is an interesting adventure with a variety of activities.
The sanctuary is located in Nakasongola district part of the cities in Uganda with cattles along Gulu highway.
Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is a home of white southern rhinoceros, currently the black ones are not in the sanctuary.
However due to the conflicts and a number of facts including poaching and mismanagement of the natural habitat by people in the 1970s, a big number of Rhinos were killed and lost their habitat.
Ziwa sanctuary was then established to reintroduce the southern white rhinos in Uganda with the goal of building and sustaining them back to their original habitat.
Ziwa sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where Rhinos can be observed in their natural habitat where they are protected from human and non-human predators.
The sanctuary is surrounded by a 2metre electric fence to keep Rhinos in and intruders out.
It started with a total number of 6 rhinos, 4 from Kenya, 2 Disney’s animal world in Orland.
And by 2007 to 2014 the number of Rhinos had grown to a total of 15 following the birth of calves in the sanctuary.
To enjoy the trip book in Advance with us for your Rhino permit.
Activities Includes on our 1 Day Ziwa Rhino Trekking
(Rhino trekking, Nature walks, Bird watching)
Itinerary | 1 Day Ziwa Rhino Trekking
Wake up early morning and be picked up by a tour guide from your hotel or area of residence by 7am.
Travel very early morning as this enables the driver/guide not to encounter with the traffic jam in order to cover up the 3 hour drive on time and reach early.
Then, you will stopover at Luwero triangle, where you might purchase some fruits for the day and drive through this city.
Luwero is remembered in the history of Uganda for the brutal bush war that brought the current ruling government to power.
We proceed to Nakasogola, and as you drive to the Rhino sanctuary, you will see cattles grazing.
Finally, you reach the natural habitat at Ziwa sanctuary where you will be guided by an experienced game ranger.
We shall have a foot walk, go through the habitat while the guide feeds you with information as you listen to the interesting information
Spend 2hours with the Rhinos as they feed on grass enjoying their free movements while you observe them closely at a safe distance.
This encounter with the southern white Rhino will give you an experience with the second biggest mammal after the elephant and largest in the group of Rhinos.
Not only enjoying the Rhino trekking, the sanctuary is a home with at least 40 mammals, reptiles, tree species and water bodies.
See the crocodiles and other activities that you may encounter like birding, you might spot out some bird species like the most visited shoebill at the swamp, African blue fly catcher, African broad bill, Brown parrot, African fish eagle etc.
You might also spot out the black and white colobus monkeys moving around and climbing over trees, antelopes, hippos, canoeing at ziwa swamp, and the nature walk.
Enjoy your trip well trekking the Rhinos then have your lunch at Kabalega dinner after head to Kampala before 6pm.
For those who wish to stay for an overnight, there are nearby accommodations like safari lodge, guest house budget and restaurants which offer meals to tourists.
Tour Includes on our 1 Day Ziwa Rhino Trekking
(Bottled water, Lunch, Rhino permits, Guide, Transport)
(Personal upkeep, Craft shopping, Phone bills, Tipping the guide, Alcoholic drinks)