Rhino Trekking Uganda

Rhino Trekking Uganda at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary 

Rhino Trekking in Uganda is only done at the Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch. This place is the only one in Uganda where rhinos are found in the wild. The second area to see rhinos in the Pearl of Africa is at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC), commonly known as Entebbe Zoo, where these big five animals are under confinements. Rhino tracking at this sanctuary is usually done as an en route activity to or from the Murchison Falls National Park.

Ziwa rhino trekking Uganda

Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

On the other hand, rhino tracking can also be done as a one day tour from Kampala. Tourists drive from Kampala to the ranch, track rhinos, have lunch and then return later in the afternoon or evening hours.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is found in Nakasongola district. It is under the Rhino reintroduction project by the Rhino Fund Uganda and Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). The rhino ranch is suitably positioned 176 km about 100 miles, north of Kampala city on the Kampala – Gulu highway. This is the same route  to Murchison Falls National Park for Uganda safaris and tours. At present, the sanctuary is home to 15 southern white rhinos. The area has become progressively prevalent with sightseers for rhino trekking, nature walks, relaxation and birding.

Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch also offer skilled rangers who will capably escort you through this tracking excursion. At the ranch, you will have the chance to see the rhinos at a close, safer space. While at this tourist site, you will also come across an assortment of other flora and fauna species. These include the oribis, Uganda kobs, rich bucks, reed bucks, crocodiles and hippos among others.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Rates 2019/2020

To enter and track white rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, visitors are charged some small fees as indicated below. Some of the money collected goes to the rhino conservation efforts.

Adults                                                                                 Children

Adults – Non Residents $50 per person                      Children – Non Residents $25 each

East African Adult Residents $40 each                       Children – East African Residents $20 per person

Ugandan Adults Shillings 30,000/ per person           Ugandan Children Shs 10,000/ per person


Rhino Trekking Uganda

1 Day Rhino Trekking Trip to Ziwa Ranch

Book and enjoy a one-day Rhino safari to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The tour to the only rhino site in Uganda begins and ends in Kampala in the evening.

Murchison Falls Safari

3 Days Uganda Tour to Murchison Falls National Park

This safari involves Rhino Trekking en route at Ziwa Rhino Ranch plus a game drive excursion, boat cruise on River Nile as well as a hike to the magnificent Top of the Falls.

12 Days Safaris, Rhino and Primates Trekking

This Uganda Holiday involving Rhino Tracking, game drive, boat cruises, nature walks, chimps trekking tours and a gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Forest.

Rhino Tracking Uganda

Like you see the rhino tracking packages, we can organise for you 1 day tour from Kampala in the morning and return in the evening. Or else we can make an inclusion of rhino tracking in the safari package and insert it at either the begining or end based of the trip itself. The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary tour in Uganda if not done alone for one day, is usually included in the 2 or 3 days Uganda safaris to Murchison Falls National Park.