1 day Rhino tracking Uganda, West Nile was once a white rhino strong by 1955. Back then Murchison Falls and Kidepo Valley National Parks we home to a similar number of black rhinos. By mid-1960 the population of had plummeted, the last sightings of these were documented in 1982 and 1983. Commercial poaching was the major cause of the extinction.
In 2001, the NGO Rhino Fund Uganda bought 2 and half year-old white rhinos from Kenya’s Solio Ranch to Uganda Wildlife Education Centre where they remain up to date. This led to initiation of long-term reintroduction programme centre at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary by 2005.
We wake up today and drive to Ziwa RhinoSanctuary in Nakangola. We set off at 07;00 am and arrive after 170km drive. It is a 70sqkm tract of woodland a short drive away in the south of Kafu River. It is the only place where we can see rhinos in a more of wild setting.
The sanctuary has a population of about 33 rhinos and these live here with other 20 mammals and impressive check list of about 300 bird species that include the shoebill that can seen at the Lugogo swamp. We shall walk on foot with a ranger to the rhinos, and we will be allowed to watch them and later return to the centre and check out. After we check out of the sanctuary and have Lunch at Kabalega Dinners and get on our Journey back to Kampala/Entebbe.
- Entry fees
- Transport (Vehicle and Fuel)
- Drinking water