Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a collaborative effort between the Uganda Wildlife Authority, Rhino Fund Uganda, a Ugandan NGO committed to the restoration of Uganda’s Rhinoceros Population, and Ziwa Ranchers Limited, a private land management company.
The sanctuary offers a secure place where rhino populations can be expanded by breeding, protect them from human and non-human predators, and gradually re-introduced into Uganda’s National Parks, while at the same time, allowing the public to enjoy these majestic animals.
A team of approximately 78 park rangers and security guards keeps 24-hour surveillance on the rhinos to ensure their safety. The 70 square kilometers (7,000 ha) sanctuary is surrounded by a 2 meters (6.6 ft) electric fence to keep the rhinos in and intruders away from the park.
The sanctuary is home to at least 40 mammals and reptile species including monkeys, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles, and numerous bird species. Tourist facilities at the sanctuary include a safari lodge, guest house, budget accommodations are two separate businesses and both have restaurants that offer meals to tourists. In addition to on-foot rhino trekking, tourist activities include birding, canoe rides and nature walks within the park.