Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Location: Between Kampala and Masindi
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is home to Uganda’s only rhinos – making this a must for anyone who has come to Uganda to see Africa’s “Big Five”!
Tracking these enormous creatures on foot through the savannah and swamps is a thrilling experience, and your specialist guide will share his expert knowledge on these impressive animals. The guides know each of the nine rhinos by name, from the huge, battle scarred males to the gentle females resting in the shade with their calves.
The non-profit sanctuary is also home to an assortment of rescued animals – from a pair of colorful grey-crowned cranes to a tiny antelope, making it a wonderful and educational place to visit for both adults and children.
Accommodation is available on site, as well as a restaurant.
- Standing just a few meters away from the huge, gentle rhinos, while your guide tells you all about them.
- Knowing that your visit makes a real difference – to rhino protection, biodiversity conservation and community education.
- Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a non-profit project. All income from visitors helps to keep the project running, while fundraising campaigns support the relocation, protection and management of the rhinos.
- Ziwa conducts education and community outreach programs about the need to conserve rhinos, biodiversity in Uganda and the impacts of conservation.
- The sanctuary is surrounded by a solar powered electric fence. Its construction brought a lot of employment to local communities, and it is designed to keep the rhinos inside and poachers outside the sanctuary.
- Visitors are encouraged to support the sanctuary through donations, paid membership or volunteering on or off site.
Transportation within the sanctuary, printed information about the rhinos, the fund and safety tips.
For more information
Phone: +256 (0) 772-713-410
1 – 2 hours
What to Bring
- Closed walking shoes or boots
- Sun screen
- Insect repellent
- Bottled water and snacks
- Light, long-sleeved shirt, hat and sunglasses are recommended
- Tips for guide and community members, extra cash for purchases in the shop, or for donating to the sanctuary’s projects.
- Non-residents $25
- East African residents $12
- Ugandan citizens $4
- Hiring a guide: $15.
Children pay half price.