1 Day Rhino Trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
The 1 Day Uganda Rhino trekking tour to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is among the short Uganda trips that begin and ends in Kampala. The rhino tracking trip to Ziwa rhino habitat in Uganda offers an opportunity to tourists of visiting and seeing in the wild. A day rhino safari from Kampala begins early and ends in the evening after a relatively longer drive to the tourist destination found along Kampala – Gulu Highway in Nakasongola district. Gorilla Trekking Services does not only organize gorilla tours but also rhino trekking in Uganda at affordable prices. Rhino trekking at Ziwa ranch is one of the trekking tours in Uganda that give visitors experiences of adventures in the wild. At Ziwa, there are rhinos of all sizes and ages including young ones, middle aged and gigantic adults. These are spotted eating pasture or resting under tree shades depending on the time and weather of the day. There are two places in Uganda where to see rhinos, first one is Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) or commonly known as Entebbe Zoo and the second one is Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary which offers the only opportunity to meet rhinos in the wild unlike the few confined one in the zoo. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is also located along the road to Murchison Falls National Park, the biggest game reserve in Uganda and most rich in animal species numbers in Uganda.
Trip plan to Ziwa Rhino Wildlife Ranch
After breakfast, get picked up from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe and start a 176 kilometres drive towards northern Uganda by taking Kampala – Gulu road through Luwero district. On arrival at the ranch, you will register and have a briefing immediately before the wild encounter in search for the endangered rhinos. The guiding work at the sanctuary is done by well qualified, trained and knowledgeable guides who lead you through the grass and thickets to be able to spot rhinos, birds and other wild animals. Your guide of the day will have to ensure that you are safe and therefore taking his protection guidelines is very essential for a wonderful adventure. Ask all questions about the rhinos, the behaviors, biology, eating habits and reproduction among others as your ranger know much about them and would answer with utmost knowledge.
You will have an opportunity to have a glimpse of rhinos which are in danger of extinction in their territory. Since the rhinos move without restrictions around their 7,000 hectare ranch, taking a bush stride in finding them is worth the energy. Tracking rhinos is a lifetime chance that visitors should not miss.
What else to see at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary?
Apart from rhinos, the huge sanctuary is a home to several bird species, reptiles and mammals. There are about 40 mammal species including antelopes, crocodiles, hippos, monkeys and many more. There is certainly a lot to do and see in the sanctuary including birding and nature walks even though Rhino trekking is the focal activity and reason why local and foreign tourists flock this tourist attractions throughout the year. After spotting rhinos plus other wild animals and birds, walk back to the ranch offices and canteen. You will find your lunch ready for consumption before embarking on the journey back to Kampala where you will arrive in the evening.