Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is an important conservation protected destination in Uganda, located in the Kafu River Basin near Nakitoma Village in Nakasongola District. Established in 2005, the sanctuary was created to reintroduce the southern white rhinoceros to Uganda and to build a sustainable rhinoceros population that can be relocated back to their natural habitat in the country’s protected areas. Covering an area of 70 square kilometers, the sanctuary is home to at least 22 rhinos as well as other mammals and reptilian species, such as monkeys, antelopes, hippopotamuses, crocodiles, and numerous bird species.
Tourist facilities at the sanctuary include a safari lodge, guest house, and campgrounds, and visitors can participate in a range of activities such as on-foot rhino tracking, birding and nature walks. If you are interested in nature and conservation, a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a must.