Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch

The only place to see white rhinos in Uganda

Explore Ziwa’s Wildlife & Stay in our New Luxury Chalets

We are proud to unveil the latest additions to the Ziwa experience! Our brand-new chalets and sparkling swimming pool are now open for bookings, promising an even more unforgettable stay for our guests.

A mother and baby rhino standing side by side at the Ziwa Rhino & Wildlife Ranch.
A close up shot of a gold crested crane (Also known as the African crested crane).

Our White Rhinos

Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch is the proud home of the only white rhinos in Uganda. Located in Nakasongola district, not only can you find rhinos, but a wide variety of bird species and other wildlife. The wildlife ranch has become a popular destination for tourists looking for adventure. We offer Rhino trekking, birding tours, nature hikes, night-time nature walks and a shoebill trek & canoe ride.

The ranch offers a bar and restaurant where we serve cold drinks and delicious home cooked meals. And if you’re looking to stay overnight, you can choose between our campsite or one of our guest houses.

Safari adventures at Ziwa

Rhino Trekking and Shoebill Trek Adventures

Our feathered Friends

Our wildlife ranch features woodlands, swamps, and savannahs, attracting a diverse range of bird species. We offer four unique bird trails on the ranch, so why not extend your stay for a couple of days to fully enjoy your visit? Our birding tours are perfect for birders, aspiring ornithologists, and photographers.

Woodpecker on tree trunk at Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch
Bird in reeds at Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch

Wildlife Ranch

Aside from white rhinos, we are lucky enough to have a plethora of wildlife at Ziwa, including over 300 species of birds.

A young warthog in a woodland clearing at the Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch.
A waterbuck antelope in a grass clearing in the woodland.

Looking for adventure?

Why not take a look at the activities that we offer at Ziwa?

Our Growing Rhino Population

The Rhino Re-introduction Project was a joint project between Rhino Fund Uganda and the Roy family. Six southern white rhinos were introduced to Ziwa back in 2006. But, since then we have had many successful births, bringing our number to 41. Presently, Ziwa is the only place in Uganda where you can see rhinos in the wild.

Ziwa is conveniently located 176km (109 miles) from Kampala on the Gulu Highway heading north towards Murchison Falls National Park. If you’re driving north, you should turn left at the Nakitoma Trading centre. We are a few kilometres away.

At One With Nature

Ziwa Rhino & Wildlife Ranch offers peace and tranquillity in beautiful surroundings where you can be at one with nature. Whether you’re photographing rhinos or any of the exotic wild birds that can be found here, we’re sure you’ll find your connection to nature.

And if you’re staying in our campsite or one of our guest houses, there’s plenty of nocturnal wildlife activity too. Our infra-red night cameras frequently pick up porcupines, aardvarks and other animals going about their business.

Two safari-goers riding through Ugandan swamps on a canoe with two rangers.

a Safari Adventure vacation

Our experienced rangers can help you find adventure whilst embracing the wildlife we have to offer.

  • Nature Walks: Explore the 27 square miles of our wildlife ranch with experienced rangers as they highlight all the indigenous wildlife that can be found: Learn more about Nature Walks.
  • Birding Tours: Make sure your batteries are charged and don’t forget your zoom lens. There are 4 bird trails and over 300 species of birds to be seen: Learn more about Birding Tours.
  • Rhino Treks: Not to be missed! Head out with our well-trained rangers to watch these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat: Learn more about Rhino Trekking.
  • Shoebill Trek: An early morning canoe ride on the Lugogo swamp to watch the sunrise and see the nesting shoebill storks: Learn more about Shoebill Trekking.

What They Say About Us

What They Say
About Us

The Ziwa campsite is a great way to get close to nature.

Camping With Rhinos

Our campsites are pristine and located very close to our main building. Electricity for the campsites is generated from hydroelectric and solar power, providing all rooms with light and warm water for showers. You can charge your mobile phone batteries and camera batteries as required upon request.

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