Rhino tracking safaris in Uganda are among the top exciting activities that attract many tourists in the country. Tourists who travel with big interests in participating in the Rhino trekking activities can best do so from the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. The Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is located in the central region of Uganda in Nakasongola district and is about 164 kilometers from Kampala the capital city of Uganda. The sanctuary covers a total surface area of about 70 square kilometers and it is known as the only place in Uganda where tourists can be able to see Rhino species.

Ziwa Rhino sanctuary was established in 2005 with a big aim of creating a sustainable rhinoceros population and to locate the Rhinos into their well-protected areas, which act as their natural habitats. This sanctuary is a home to over 32 rhinos, which stay in areas enclosed with a 2-meter electric fence in order to reduce on the continuous poaching activities and to protect the sanctuary from predators after the prolonged wars and encroachment of the rhino species that took place in the year of 1982. More so, this has helped to increase the number of rhinos in the country.  The Ziwa ranchers, which is well known as a private and non-profit company pays partnership with the Uganda wildlife Authority in order to manage together the Ziwa rhino sanctuary and the rhino funds in the country, Rhino tracking safaris in Uganda.

The Zia Rhino sanctuary started its conservation journey with only six rhinos whereby four of these were translocated from Solio ranch in Kenya and two from Disney Animal kingdom, which is located in Florida in the Unites states of America. However, today about 32 white rhinos are always available to see while on their rhino trekking safaris in Uganda. Tourists always sight a number of rhino species while they are grazing in the savannah grasslands within the sanctuary. More so, tourists touring and exploring around the sanctuary are also blessed with opportunities to sight other animal species because this sanctuary is not only a home to rhinos but harbours around 300 bird species and 40 mammal species such as; hippos, antelopes, crocodiles, monkeys and the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary has approximately 78 park rangers/ guides and security guards whose role is maintain a 24 hour tight security of the rhinos and the individuals within.

More so, tourists within the Ziwa Rino sanctuary can also combine the rhino trekking activities with other investing activities like; canoe riding, bird watching, guided nature walks, hiking, shoebill trekking and many others which helps them to enjoy and create good memories while taking pictures and recording videos of any capturing and exciting moments during their safari, Rhino tracking safaris in Uganda

 How much is a Rhino trekking Permit in Uganda.

Rhino trekking experience in Uganda, which is conducted with the Ziwa Rhino, sanctuary and tourists interested in this activity are always charged a cost for example; the non-residents are charged a fee of about 50 USD per person and 40 USD per person for the East African residents.

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Best time to go for Rhino trekking in Uganda.

Tourists planning to travel to Uganda to track the rhinos can always do so at any time of the year. However, the dry season which is between months of June, August to September and from December to February. This is considered the best time because during the period, there are less rains and the grass with in the sanctuary is short which helps tourists to get a clear view of the rhino species. Rhino trekking activities always begin in the morning at 8:00am to 10:00am and from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the evening.

Accommodation facilities within the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Uganda.

The Ziwa Rhino sanctuary has a variety of accommodation facilities that are available for their guests. However, these lodging facilities are ranged and of different classes for example; they range from budget, mid-range to luxury hence giving a chance for visitors to choose where to stay according to their preferences and what matches with their budget. These lodging facilities include; Zebi Eco lodge, Ziwa Rhino lodge, Nkuruba nature reserve, Amuka safari lodge among others. more so, these lodges most especially the luxury safari lodges always offer their guests with facilities like; a restaurant which serves the guests with delicious dishes, swimming pool, free parking areas, free WI-FI which enables guests to keep in touch with their friends and family members back at home, free breakfast among others, Rhino tracking safaris in Uganda

How to get to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Tourists can easily access the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary by taking a drive from Kampala through using the Gulu-kampala high way and this distance is about 176 kilometers or tourists can also opt to take a drive from Murchison falls national park to the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, which takes about two, and half hours and a distance of about 125 kilometers.

Tourists who need more information concerning the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary are free to contact our trusted tour operators and Book with our tours and travel companies such as Achieve Global Safaris who offer the best tour packages on your Rhino Trekking safaris in Uganda.

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