The tour will begin and end in Kampala uganda’s capital and its largest city, it will take you to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary which is a drive about just 176 km from Kampala on the Kampala – Gulu highway. The sanctuary is sited on 70 square kilometers of land, which was previously a private farm. The ziwa rhino sanctuary is an en route to Murchison falls national park and many visitors to the park first make en-route drive to this powerful sanctuary and stand a chance to trek the black and white rhinos inhabited here and many visit it as part of an itinerary to the Murchison falls national park.
Early in the morning after breakfast, our safari guide will meet and drive you at northern part of Uganda and you will leave Kampala at 7 am. The drive takes about 3 hour drive from Kampala Uganda’s capital to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The target here is to get to Ziwa before it is too hot which often means the Rhinos choose resting instead of feeding. The drive will take you via the Luweero triangle passing through the countryside homesteads and various roadside vegetable and fruit markets all these offers fantastic drive and less tiresome drive to the sanctuary. Ziwa rhino sanctuary is the only place in Uganda to trek the wild rhinos in their natural setting, the rest can be seen in the Uganda wildlife education center (zoo) which is located in Entebbe. Upon your arrival at the sanctuary, you will get briefed from the ranger guide about the dos and don’ts while with the rhinos, are advised to follow the follow the ranger instructions once the rhinos are met because rhinos can be aggressive if they sense a need to defend themselves. The starting point is a bit far from the briefing point so if you are not physically fit you may need to be driven closer to their location before you start to reduce on the distance. Once they are met, you receive informative information from the ranger about their behaviors and how they ought to behave while as you trek. You are only allowed a maximum of only one hour in their presence, the process of searching these big giants, you may come across many other several species of animals including the Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Kobs, Leopard (rarely), duikers and some bird species. After this wonderful experience, you will retire back to Kampala.
Travel tips for your Rhino trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Hiking shoes or closed shoes are highly recommended,
Rain cloak during the rainy season
You are not allowed to use flash cameras when taking photos