On Foot Rhino Trekking Tour at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary & Wildlife Ranch

This 1 Day Rhino Tracking Tour to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a short Uganda Safari Tour that will take you to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to track the endangered southern White Rhinos on foot with an armed guide ranger and view them at a safe distance. This will give you a chance to get up close with the Rhinos in their natural habitat. The Rhinos were re-introduced to the sanctuary for conservation and the magical encounter with them makes up the list of the big five African game.
Private Tour
Trekking in Nature
Wildlife Viewing
Nakasongola, Uganda
1 day
2 - 8

What we'll do

On this 1 Day Rhino Tracking Tour to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, we leave Kampala at 6:00 am right after an early breakfast for a 3 hour drive North of Kampala off the Kampala – Gulu highway to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola District in Nakitooma Village. The trip is through the countryside passing homesteads and various roadside vegetable and fruit markets.

On arrival at the sanctuary, you will be briefed by a ranger guide about the history and on how to behave while on this Rhino trek. It is very critical that you heed to the ranger’s instructions while on the trek because Rhinos can be aggressive if they sense a need to defend themselves. Depending on the location of the Rhinos, you may need to drive closer to their location before you start the trek to reduce on the distance. Once you locate the Rhinos, you can stay a maximum of one hour in their presence. Sometimes different families are within distance of each other, in which case you will get an opportunity to visit more than one group, Capture pictures, learn their behaviors and return from your foot walk experience. The Rhino search is a 2-3 hour trek into the wild Sanctuary giving you a chance to view Rhinos at a close but safe distance. You also have a chance of sighting other animal on this nature walk if lucky like the Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Gazelles, Antelopes, primates such as Colobus and Vervet monkeys, duikers, Mongoose and many different bird species. After your Rhino trek, return to the Restaurant for a warm lunch and drinks, relax and later, drive back to Kampala or Entebbe for a drop off to your hotel or place of residence.

Where we'll go


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Meeting point

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Good to know

Good to know

The rhino sanctuary covers around 7,000 hectares (70 Sq Km) with Savannah and wooden vegetation on a formerly private Ranch. Apart from white rhinos, the sanctuary is a habitat to many other animals that include bush bucks, reedbucks, monkeys, oribis among others, countless birdlife that include a shoebill stork and reptiles. Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is the only place to trek wild Rhinos in Uganda, the other Rhinos are found at Uganda wildlife education center (former Zoo) in Entebbe.

What is included?

  • Rhino trekking fees
  • Guide fees
  • Service of an English-speaking guide
  • Transportation in a 4×4 Safari Van or Land Cruiser with pop-up roof
  • Lunch at the Sanctuary

What is not included?

  • Tipping
  • Shopping bills
  • Optional activities

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Rain jacket / Poncho
  • Sun screen
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent

Cancellation and refund

The booking fee ($33.00 p.p. included in the displayed price) is non-refundable if you cancel your booking. If a local cancels a booking or does not show up at the agreed time and place, you receive a full refund of the booking fee.

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