Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a home to Uganda’s wild endangered rhinos. Located in Nakasongola District, next to Nakitoma Village, in the northern part of Uganda on Kampala –Gulu high way. Reachable approximately 180km by road and it covers around 7,000hactares of land. Place is about 3 hours to drive therefore, half way to Murchison Falls National Park.
Uganda used to own big population of Rhinos, but the rare species of the big 5 family got extinct because of poacher. During 1990’s, before the massive wars in the 1970s, there were many incidences of killings, poaching and hunting and by 1983 there was extinction of Rhinos in the country.
In 2005, Ziwa Rhino sanctuary was established and rhinos were re-introduced by the Rhino Fund Uganda. In the country, Ziwa is the only place where you can track rhinos on foot; it is an exciting way of watching the white rhinoceros in their wilderness.
Ziwa Rhino sanctuary has 78 trained and skilled park rangers. These work hand in hand with the Uganda Wildlife Authority and Ziwa Ranchers Limited. The sanctuary started with 6 rhinos, and today the number has increased to about 19 animals. The place also has other animal species like: bird, reptiles, and mammal species for example antelopes among others. This place has a number of tourist activities like bird watching, rhino tracking and nature walks.