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Ziwa-RhinosZiwa Rhino Sanctuary in the flat landscapes of Nakasongora district is a memorable stop for Uganda safari undertakers on their way to Murchison Falls National Park. In the village of Nakitoma 182 km from Kampala the capital city of Uganda there lies a significant sanctuary that supports the only surviving counts of white Rhinos in Uganda.
The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary was established when the white Rhinos were re-introduced in 2005 following their unfortunate extinction of the year 1983. Apparently, the sanctuary has 15 counts of southern white Rhinos that present an opportunity for travellers on Uganda safaris and tours to fulfill their Big 5 dream as the remaining 4 thrive in the adjacent Murchison Falls National Park.
Most of the times the Uganda safari tour packages only feature the top of the falls upon arrival to the park of Murchison and thus dedicate the prior time to the rhino tracking encounter in Ziwa. The expanse savannah landscapes of Ziwa are an attraction in themselves, the walk through the acacia woodland and the thicket while searching of Rhinos makes the encounter memorable and beyond Rhinos.
The sanctuary also has the impressive Rugogo swamp where impressive shoebill canoe ride is conducted, the birding opportunities and the other wildlife that thrive in this protected area combined with the counts of Rhinos gather the momentum to convince a world traveller to include Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on his list as a must visit place while planning a safari to Uganda.The Sanctuary also presents a good lunch base if you departed a bit late from Kampala.
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