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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary though primarily a rhino zone also includes other animals and a host of birds that are not to be missed. There are leopards, bushbucks, hippos, rare shoebill, and crocodiles.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a joint effort between the Uganda Wildlife Authority, the Uganda Rhino Fund, 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, protected from human and non-human predators and gradually re-introduced in Uganda's national parks, while at the same time, allowing the public to enjoy these majestic animals, as the project moves forward.

The available facilities at the sanctuary include a guest house, a restaurant, camp grounds and tour guides. A team of approximately fifty (50) park rangers and security guards keep a 24 hour watch on the rhinos, to ensure their safety. The 70 square kilometres (7,000 ha) sanctuary is surrounded by a 2 metres (6.6 ft) electric fence to keep the rhinos in and the intruders out.

Besides the southern white rhinoceros, the sanctuary is also home to at least twenty (20) other animal and reptilian species including monkeys, antelopes, hippopotamus, crocodiles and numerous bird species.

A long with the visit to the ziwa rhino sanctuary an extension to Murchison falls national park would be a wonderful idea.


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