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1 day Ziwa Rhino tracking safari to the sanctuary, which is located in Nakasongola district, home to 32 southern white rhinos and has become very popular to tourists who are interested in Rhino tracking. The sanctuary also offers other activities which include Night and day nature walks. Shoebill spotting and the canoe ride, birding for the bird lovers.

Famous birds at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary include the Blue-spotted dove, Abyssinian ground hornbill, booted eagle, African black crake, broad-billed roller, African black-headed oriole, bronze mankini, African blue flycatcher, brown-backed scrub-robin, African broadbill.

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1 day Ziwa Rhino
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Itinerary for 1 day Ziwa Rhino trekking, canoe ride to spot shoebill and nature walks.

On this day, we will leave Kampala at 7: 00 am. After an early breakfast, we will head north of Kampala on the Gulu highway towards Murchison Falls National Park. For three hours’ drive, the plan is to get to Ziwa to find the rhinos still active in the search for feeds compared to when it’s already hot and they decide to hide and rest. This trip will give us chance to see homesteads along the journey, village lifestyles and various roadside vegetables and local markets.

On arrival, you will be given a briefing from your ranger guide about the sanctuary. Depending on the location of the Rhinos, we may drive closer before the trek commences to cut the distance. You will enjoy the trekking while your ranger will give you each and every detail about the Rhinos. Once you encounter them, you will stay in their presence for about an hour.

Rhino trekking at Ziwa
Guided walk while trekking Rhino at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Optional activities at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary other than the Rhino trekking tour

After trekking, you can go on a canoe ride to encounter the shoebill in the Swamp which is its natural habitat. The shoebill is greatly guaranteed to be viewed approximately totaling 8 birds on an average of one canoe ride. You will have lunch and then embark on a nature walk for another feel of nature.

Nature walk: this is another great activity to wind up your day at this sanctuary. You will be guided through the paths of the sights and sounds of nature at the sanctuary. There are high chances of spotting a number of birds that will intrigue your day which include african black crake, broad-billed roller, african black-headed oriole, bronze mankini, and african blue flycatcher, brown-backed scrub-robin, african broadbill and many more.

Shoebill stork experience
Shoebill Experience on Boat at Ziwa

Rhino tracking excursion in Uganda includes:

  • Have Lunch at Kabalega diners plus a soft drink.
  • Pure bottled drinking water.
  • Travel in a Private Safari Vehicle.
  • Pickup and drop off from at your desired destination.
  • Ziwa Rhino tracking permit.
  • An English-speaking driver or guide.

However, Ziwa Rhino tracking safari excludes:

  • Airfares.
  • Uganda Visas.
  • Luxury drinks.
  • Tips to the local guide.
  • Telephone fees.
  • Porter fees when tracking.
  • Any other item not mentioned above.
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