Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a collaborative effort between the Uganda Wildlife Authority, Rhino Fund Uganda, a Uganda NGO committed to the restoration of the Uganda’s Rhinoceros Population and Ziwa Ranchers Limited, a private land management company.
The sanctuary offers secure place where Rhino populations can be expanded by breeding, protected 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 keep a 24-hour watch 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 out.
The sanctuary is home to at least 40 mammals and reptilian species including monkeys, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles and numerous bird species.
Tourist facilities at the sanctuary include a safari lodge, guest house, budget accommodation are two separate business 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
Murchison Falls National Park
Also known as the Kabalega National Park, the Murchison falls National Park is popularly known for having the world’s most powerful waterfalls that emits large volumes of water about 300 cubic meters per second or 11,000 ft3/s at a very powerful pressure that cause the surrounding to tremble.
The park was first gazetted in in 1927 and today is the largest park in Uganda covering an area of 3840 sq Km/ 1483 sq miles. It is commonly visited for Uganda Safari Tours because of its diverse Safari activities and rich wildlife
The park is located in the northern Uganda, northwest of the capital, and extends its boundaries to a number of districts within and beyond the Bunyoro escarpment including Nwoya, Masindi, Kiryandongo and Buyisa. It’s found on the northernmost reaches of the Albertine Rift Valley with its terrain bisected by the Victoria Nile
The park is a home to more than 73 animal species among which are the “big five” including buffalos, leopards, lions, and Elephants (except rhinos), has three quarters of the world’s population of Rothschild giraffes plus a healthy population of herbivores which has recently doubled including the Uganda Kobs all of which can easily be seen on the Wildlife Safari Tours here.
There are various primates living within its verdant forests like Budongo among are over 610 chimpanzees, in addition to 451 bird species including 23 Albertine Rift Endemics