Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is about 180 kilometers by road, north of Kampala, the capital city in Uganda. The sanctuary was found due joint effort between the Uganda wildlife Authority and Rhino Fund Uganda in order to restore back Rhinoceros to Uganda.
Murchison Falls National Park was a home for both white and Black rhinos which are now locally extinct due to poaching as a result of high demand for their horns in the black market. Restoring Rhinoceros in Uganda is an opportunity for tourists on safaris to Uganda to see the Big Fives during their visits on addition to mountain gorilla tracking in bwindi national park. According to several writers, Uganda is the only destination in the world where one can see the African Big 5 animals and the mountain gorillas on a single tour, for instance, a 15 day Uganda Rwanda safari can offer a visit to Bwindi forest and Volcanoes national park for gorilla tracking, Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking and Murchison Falls national park among other destinations in both countries.
The Ziwa Rhino sanctuary offers a secure place where rhinos’ population can be expanded by breeding and protecting from Poachers. A safari in Uganda is an opportunity to track Rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary alongside spotting different bird species.
The sanctuary is also a home to about 40 mammals, primates and reptilian species. Tourists can therefore choice to view these species after trekking the Rhinos. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is also ways a must stopover when visitors on Uganda vacation are visiting Murchison falls national park and Kidepo National park.
Tourists Facilities at the sanctuary includes a safari lodge, guest houses, budget accommodations and all offers meals to tourists. Make Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary a destination to visits on your list and you will never regret the trip.
Ziwa sanctuary is mostly a stopover for tourists travelling to Murchison falls national park. After tracking down rhinos, you can proceed to Murchison falls national park to engage in other activities like game drives where you will have the chance of sighting different wild games like elephants, herd of buffaloes, hippopotamus, Rothschild giraffes the world tallest giraffe species, spotted hyenas , lions among others. You can also decide to take a boat to the bottom of the magnificent waterfalls, do birding among others.