The only place to see white rhinos in Uganda
Whilst rhino trekking at Ziwa, you will enter the territory of the southern white rhinos on foot. Our well-trained rangers will guide you through the bush to wherever the rhinos are at the time.
This adventure will give you the opportunity to watch these endangered, magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. All the rhinos at Ziwa are free to move around the 27 square miles within the ranch. Therefore, it is often necessary to drive to the areas where the rhinos are, before continuing the trek on foot.
Typically, this drive is done in your own vehicle. However, you can hire one of our vehicles along with a driver. Please ask at reception or send us a message to enquire about costs and availability.
Rhino Trekking Details
How much time do you need
1½ to 2½ hours
(depending on the location of rhinos)
07:00 until 17:00
What you need to bring
Closed shoes, drinking water, long pants, insect repellent, and of course, your camera
Rhinos can weigh up to 350 stone and can run much faster than any human. Our rangers are extremely well trained, and your safety is our first priority. Therefore, it’s important to listen to the safety briefing and obey the rules in order to keep safe.
While at the ranch, you may also encounter a range of other wildlife, including Uganda kobs, oribis, bushbucks or waterbucks. And of course, you may see many of the 300+ bird species that thrive here at Ziwa.
The Rhino Trek is a once in a lifetime opportunity and should not be missed! Ziwa is now a regular feature in many safari tours of Uganda.
Don’t forget your Camera.
It’s not often you’ll get this close to wild rhinos in their natural habitat. So make sure you charge your camera battery and save plenty of memory. We love seeing photos from our visitors on Instagram, so make sure you tag @allabouthechange in your photos and use the hashtag: #ZiwaRhinos.
Make an Inquiry
If you’d like to ask us a question or make an inquiry about booking, then we’d love to hear from you. Click the link below to send us a message via our web form.