Traveling to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Your scenic journey to the verdant Ziwa Rhino sanctuary indeed begins. Today you are surely traveling 176m north of Kampala city. Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is undoubtedly located in Nakasongola district. In addition, the area is the proud home of Uganda’s only remaining southern White Rhinos. Meanwhile, you are traveling along the serpentine Kampala-Gulu highway.
As a matter of fact, Ziwa Rhino and wildlife ranch is the only Rhino tracking destination in Uganda. By the same token, Ziwa apparently has 22 southern white Rhinos and a young one. Ziwa Rhino sanctuary has grown famous and tourists visit by unceasingly.
Tourists attractions at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
This Rhino sanctuary chiefly highlights; Rhino trekking, shoebill trekking, canoeing, and birding. What’s more to do here includes; night walks, nature walks and not to mention relaxation.
Discussing these tourist activities/highlights in details
You enter Rhino land on Foot today of course aided by a well-trained ranger. Therefore you have a guarantee to watch critically endangered animals. Contrarily, these rhinos graze the sanctuary 7000 hectares on a free-range system. And so you drive to the exact spots where they are.
Upon reaching, disembark from the vehicle and join the bush trek. Moreover, here you use a Rhino Fund Uganda’s car for your game drive. You obey the rule for one thing; that’s policy here.
Whilst the rhino trek, you glance at other wild game for example; Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, bushbucks, oribi, etc.
Rhino trekking undeniably has a few simple requirements to go on well. For instance, these include:
Best time allocation; 08H00 to 16H00 to18H00 though remains available all-day
Time allocation; 1-1/2 hours depends on Rhino location
Attire; insect repellent, closed shoes, and long pants.
Shoebill Trek & Canoe Rides
shoebill stork trekking
The shoebill stork is arguably one of Uganda’s most sought birds. On the positive side, Ziwa is one of the few places where to go shoebill trekking. Shoebill trekking is synonymous with canoeing because the bird is basically a swamp dweller. This activity is markedly conducted during the morning hours.
While this may be true, shoebill trekking takes place only in Lugogo swamp around here. And on these conditions, you are booked for an overnight.
Finally, other considerations for shoebill include;
Trusted time; 06H00 to 10H00
Time allocation; 4 hours
Attire; water, closed shoes, insect repellent, and long pants.