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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda - Africa

ziwa rhino sanctuary near murchison falls national park uganda

Uganda Rhino Tracking Information

Visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary - Home of Baby Obama and now Baby Bella - The first baby Rhino born in Uganda in 27 years.

Rhino Baby Obama was born to a Kenyan Father and an American mother.  Bella is also a new addition born in the first week of October.

Come meet, and support the rhinos!

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rhino at ziwa with the horn cut offThese are dark days for the rhinos all over the continent. Uganda was home of thousands of Rhinos some years back. The war years of 1970s along with excessive hunting and poaching, Rhinos became extinct by 1983, but were re-introduced into Uganda in 2005 by Rhino Fund Uganda. White rhinos are now being bred again in the 7000ha Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary 70 km south of the Murchison Falls Park and their mission is to reintroduce small herds of rhinos (around five at a time), whilst retaining a nucleus breeding herd in the sanctuary. Rhinos are hunted for their horns.  The horns are made into handles for daggers and swords in places such as Yemen and ground into medicine in China. A pound of Rhino Horn can cost over 50,000 USD.  Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is protected by 24 hour security and a solar powered electrical fence.

ziwa rhino tracking near murchison falls national parkZiwa Rhino Sanctuary is the proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda.  You will find sanctuary on 176 km north of Kampala on the Gulu highway just before Murchison Falls. The highlight here is the rhino tracking. Come meet the rhinos! 
The sanctuary ranger will meet you upon arrival and give you an introduction to our sanctuary and some information about our rhinos.  Depending on where the rhinos are, you will drive to the closest point and approach the rhinos on while walking. 
You will then have a chance to watch the rhinos in their habitat at a very close and very safe, point.  This is another wonderful African experience. These creatures are magnificent and you’ll also have a chance to watch them at a close range while grazing!
Tracking excursions lasts about 1-2 hours. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda and see Rhinos up close in the wild of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. There is decent basic but nice and clean lodging and tasty food and drinks for those wanting to spend a night on their way up or from Murchison Falls NP.  

Good birding in the grounds where you can walk freely as you keep an eye open for large grey rhino at ziwa rhino sanctuary near murchison falls national park ugandashapes that may be nearby. The place also has several Bushbucks and Reedbucks that are habituated on the lawn. If you spend a night here, Rhinos usually show up and you can watch them munching on lawn.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary does great things, it's nice to know that the profits from food and accommodation are going towards the breeding programme of these amazing creatures, and the eventual release into the wild of the rhinos

You can add Ziwa Rhinos to any Murchison Falls Safari and see these majestic animals up close. Below is the Ziwa Rhino tracking pricing schedule for this year (2017).

ACTIVITIES(Fees are subject to change)




Rhino Trekking
Duration - Anything between 1 - 3 Hours
Adult = 13 years and above, Child = Between the ages of 6 and 12 years


45 USD

35 USD

30,000 UGX


23 USD

17 USD

10,000 UGX

Additional Activities are
Shoebill Canoe Ride (Duration : 3 - 4 Hours)
Night Walk (Duration : 2 - 3 Hours)
Birding / Nature Walk (Duration : 2 - 3 Hours)
Adult = 13 years and above, Child = Between the ages of 6 and 12 years


30 USD

25 USD

25,000 UGX


15 USD

12 USD

10,000 UGX

Package Deal 1
Rhino Trekking and any other One activity
Shoebill Canoe Ride is an early morning activity 06H30 - Only for clients sleeping over
Adult = 13 years and above, Child = Between the ages of 6 and 12 years


65 USD

55 USD

50,000 UGX


33 USD

28 USD

20,000 UGX

Package Deal 2
Rhino Trekking and any other Two activities
Shoebill Canoe Ride is an early morning activity 06H30 - Only for clients sleeping over
Adult = 13 years and above, Child = Between the ages of 6 and 12 years


85 USD

75 USD

70,000 UGX


43 USD

35 USD

30,000 UGX

Gate Entry Fee
This Fee Only Applies to Clients that DO NOT do any Activities

20 USD

20 USD

30,000 UGX

Vehicle Fee / Rental - Per vehicle used - (with our driver)
If the rental of our vehicle is needed by clients wishing to do activities but have arrived with public transport or their vehicles that cannot manage the terrain on the sanctuary.

25 USD - Per vehicle used (Max 6 passengers)
10 USD - Per motorcycle used (1 passenger only)

Whether you are looking for additional information, safari itineraries, competitive pricing, ground transportation, accommodations or any kind of help in that area, we are here for you! Please feel free to either call us on +256 777 201697 or write to us today, we are always happy to answer your questions.