Top Things to Do and See – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Posted by on November 21, 2018

Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Rhino Trekking Hikes

Tracking Rhinos up close in Uganda in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Best and only Place to see Rhinos in Uganda

Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and discover that there are more Things to Do and See than Rhinos, but wildlife, great birding, Nature Walks, great upmarket lodging at Amuka Lodge and more. The large Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is Rhinos plus much more.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is seen by many as a stop-over for those headed to Murchison Falls Park – now knowing all the things one can and see in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.  you track the Rhinos, take a boat Safari in the Lugogo Swamp and hike through the reserve with rangers.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a short 3-hour drive from Kampala – about half way to Murchison Falls Park. The Sanctuary is part of the effort of rebuilding the Rhinoceros population in Uganda.

As you visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary you can track the Rhinos on Foot. You are guided by experienced rangers during this one of a kind experience. Normally a Rhino Trek is about 2 hours in duration

Top Things to Do and See – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary- more than Rhino Tracking – there is a lot more to the Sanctuary than most People Realize

The large Sanctuary is not only home to the endangered Rhinoceros but its vast wetlands are a place that birders do not want to miss. The Sanctuary is also one of the best places in Uganda where you can see the ancient looking Shoebill Stork while traversing the swamp in a Canoe.

Here, the terrain is like in Murchison Falls National Park, the Rhinos can thrive and grow in numbers, a great conservation project of restoring Uganda’s Rhinos.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the rare opportunity in Africa to see Rhinos on foot on a one of a kind trek that you will long remember and the Sanctuary is a perfect break on the way to or from Murchison Falls National Park since it is about the half-way destination allowing you to take a trek and stretch your legs a bit.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – a must visit Place where you see Rhinos up-close on foot.

 Things to Do and See – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary-Best and only Place to see Rhinos in the Wild in Uganda:

Rhino Tracking on Foot:

This is your opportunity to see the Big-5 while on a safari that includes Murchison Falls National Park.

You track the Rhinos on foot here guided by rangers, a rare opportunity that is also safe in Africa.

You get within 6 to 7 meters of the Rhinos allowing you some great photo – opportunities while seeing these massive, endangered animals at Ziwa Sanctuary in northern Uganda on the way to or from Murchison Falls National Park.

If you are visiting Murchison Falls National Park, a visit to the Sanctuary is a must do.

Ziw Rhino Sanctuary – the best only place to track and see Rhino in Uganda


You can do a half or full day birding hike, and explore the sanctuary known for its Rhino’s but is also home to 350 bird species found in the sanctuary.

Birds that you might encounter include much sought after species including the most sought-after bird in Africa, the pre-historic looking Shoebill Stork, others such as the White Crested Turaco, the Giant Kingfisher, and the Speckled breasted Woodpecker to name a few.

For those that want to see the Elusive Shoebill Stork, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary has become one of the best places in Uganda where you can do so.

Birding can be done by boat or you can take guided walks that are from half-day to full-day in length. For Birders, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is one of those places in Uganda that should be on your must-visit list.

Nature Walk:

You can spend the day hiking in the wilderness of the sanctuary encountering bushbuck, gray duiker, oribi, waterbuck, reedbuck, hartebeest, mongoose, ground squirrels, vervet monkeys, black and white Colobus, and various reptiles such as large monitor lizards, butterflies, and interesting insects.

Nature Walks like with Birding Walks can be from 3 hours to longer.  Such Nature Walks on foot are with guides who will help in pointing the wildlife that is found here at the Sanctuary.

By adding Nature Walks to the Rhino Tracking, you can make your time here a full-day or even an overnight stay.

Ziwa – the best place in Uganda where to see zee Rhinos plus there are wildlife and birding Nature walks that can be done here.

Amuka Safari Lodge:

Spend a day or stay overnight at Amuka Lodge at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – a destination off of the map for most, but put it on yours and if you are going to Murchison Falls Park it Ziwa gives you the possibility to see all the Big 5 animals and more.

Amuka Lodge is known for giving visitors a comfortable stay in one of their tented cottages.  There is also a swimming pool for you enjoy while staying here.

The Food at Amuka Safari Lodge is some of the best you will have while on a Safari in Uganda.

Amuka Lodge is the only lodge in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary that qualifies as upper midrange or lower upmarket lodges.

An overnight stay cuts down the drivetime to Kampala from Murchison Falls or it is also a great location for an overnight on the way to or from Kidepo Valley Park.

Your visit is for a good cause since all fees support the Rhino Fund Uganda – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – a rare opportunity to see Rhinos up close.

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