Rhinos in Africa

Rhinos in Africa

Rhinos in Africa also includes the one in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a habitat for the endangered Uganda rhinos, it was established in 2005 by Rhino fund Uganda who re-introduced Rhinos after heavy poaching in the 90’s, Rhinoceros were in danger of extinction in Uganda due to the massive slaughter by poachers in order to fetch higher prices from the ivory for trade. According to the history of Rhinos in Africa, rhinos of Africa were found all over northern Uganda including the districts of Lango and Karamoja sub-regions but today they are only found at Uganda Rhinos funds.

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The sanctuary has about 22 southern White Rhinos, it’s as well home to over 350 bird species and mammals like hippos, antelopes, monkeys among others. Rhino tracking in the sanctuary is a very beautiful and amazing experience, as you walk on foot through the sanctuary to track rhinos, in fact, it’s the only place where you can track Rhinos in Uganda. You will have a chance to track them in their natural habitat. Payments can be made at the sanctuary for tracking going for 50 USD tracking take about 2 to 3 hours depending on how far the rhinos have moved. Besides rhino tracking, Ziwa is getting famous for other activities like bird watching, shoebill trek, nature walks.

The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is approximately 176km north of Kampala city located in Nakasongola district near Murchison falls national park. While going to track rhinos, one should wear closed shoes, mosquito repellants for safety, long sleeved shirts and trousers for safety the sanctuary is under a 24-hour protection by the game rangers. Commonly the rhino tracking is added to Murchison falls national park tour packages as its strategically located along the way to the north. However particular individuals may wish to only reach the sanctuary there is available accommodation in nearby town of Masindi, and campsites offered by the Uganda wildlife authority.

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