WELCOME TO ZIWA RHINO & WILDLIFE RANCH

Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch located in Nakasongola district is the proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda. The Rhino re-introduction project is a project of Rhino Fund Uganda and Uganda Wildlife Authority.

We are conveniently located 176km (100 miles) north of Kampala on the Gulu highway towards Murchison Falls (branch off at Nakitoma trading centre). Ziwa is the only place where you will be able to see rhinos in the wild.

Presently the sanctuary is home to nineteen (19) southern white rhinos. The sanctuary has become increasingly popular with tourists; for rhino trekking, bird watching, nature walks and relaxation.

Bird Watching

The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is also home to over 250 bird species and is a great sport for avid birders interested in finding those rare African species. Experienced bird guides will enable you enjoy this experience.

Below is a list of bird species that are found in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

  • Abdim’s Stork
  • Blue spotted dove
  • Abyssinian Ground Hornbill                          
  • Booted eagle
  • African Black Crake                                      
  • Broad billed Roller
  • African Black-headed Oriole                         
  • Bronze Manikini
  • African Blue Flycatcher                                 
  • Brown-backed Srub Robin
  • African Broad Bill                                         
  •   Brown-crowned Tchagra
  • African Citril                                                  
  •   Brown Parrot
  • African Crowned Eagle                                 
  • Brown-throated Wattle-eye
  • African Darter                                                
  • Buff-spotted Flufftail
  • African Fish Eagle                                         
  • Cardinal Woodpecker
  • African Golden-breasted Bunting                 
  • Cattle Egret
  • African Golden Oriole                                   
  • Chinspot Batis
  • African Goshawk                                           
  • Common Bulbul
  • African Green Pigeon                                    
  • Common Chat
  • African Grey (domestic)                                
  • Common Fiscal Shrike
  • African Grey Hornbill                                    
  • Common Greenhawk
  • African Hawk Eagle                                      
  • Common House Martin
  • African Hoopoe                                             
  • Common Kestrel
  • African Jacana                                                           
  • Common Ringed Plover
  • African Marsh Harrier                                    
  • Common Waxbill     
  • African Morning Dove                                  
  • Coqui Francolin
  • African Open-billed Stork                             
  • Crested Francolin
  • African Paradise Flycatcher                           
  • Crowned Hornbill
  • African Pied Wagtail                                     
  • Curlew Sandpiper
  • African Pygmy Kingfisher                             
  • Dark-caped Yellow Warbler
  • African Scop’s Owl                                       
  • Double-toothed Barbet
  • Augur Buzzard                                              
  • Dusky Tit
  • Bare-faced Go-away Bird                             
  • Eastern Grey Plantain Eater
  • Barn Swallow                                                
  • Egyptian Goose
  • Barred Warbler                                              
  • Emerald-spotted Wood Dove
  • Bat Hawk                                                       
  • Eurasian Hobby
  • Bateleur                                                          
  • Eurasian Nightjar
  • Black-and-white Shrike Flycatcher               
  • European Bee-eater
  • Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill               
  • Fan-tailed Widow Bird
  • Black-and-white Cuckoo                               
  • Flappet Lark
  • Black-and-white Manikini                             
  • Fork-tailed Drongo
  • Black-bellied Bustard                                    
  • Foxes Weaver
  • Black-crowned Tchagra                                 
  • Giant Kingfisher
  • Black-crowned Waxbill                                 
  • Goliath Heron
  • Black Cuckoo                                                
  • Grassland Pipit
  • Black-headed Gonolek                                  
  • Great Blue Turaco
  • Black-headed Heron                                      
  • Great Egret
  • Black-headed Weaver                                    
  • Great Reed Warbler
  • Black Kite                                                      
  • Great Sparrow Hawk
  • Black-shouldered Kite                                   
  • Greater Blue-eared Starling
  • Black-winged Bishop                                    
  • Greater Honey Guide
  • Black-winged Stilt                                         
  • Green Crombec
  • Blue-breasted Kingfisher                               
  • Green Wood Hoopoe
  • Blue-cheeked Bee-eater                                 
  • Grey-backed Camaroptera
  • Blue-naped Mouse Bird                                 
  • Grey-backed Fiscal Shrike
  • Red-headed Weaver
  • Red-knobbed Coot
  • Red-rumped Swallow
  • Red-throated Wryneck
  • Red-winged Starling
  • Red-necked Falcon
  • Ring-necked Dove
  • Ross’s Turaco
  • Ruff
  • Rufus-billed Heron
  • Rupell’s Long-tailed Starling
  • Sacred Ibis
  • Saddle-billed Stork
  • Sand Martin
  • Scaly-throated Honey Guide
  • Scarlet-chested Sunbird
  • Sedge Warbler
  • Semi-coloured Flycatcher
  • Senegal Coucal
  • Shikra
  • Shoebill Stork
  • Soot Chat
  • Sooty Falcon
  • Speckled Pigeon
  • Speckled Mouse Bird
  • Speckled Weaver
  • Spotted Eagle Owl
  • Spur-winged Lapwing
  • Spur-winged Goose
  • Standard-winged Nightjar
  • Steppe Eagle
  • Sulphur-breasted Bush Shrike
  • Superb Starling
  • Tambourine Dove
  • Tawny Eagle
  • Tawny-flanked Prinia
  • Thick-billed Honey Guide
  • Tree Pipit
  • Variable Sunbird
  • Village Indigobird
  • Vinaceous Dove
  • Violet-tipped Courser
  • Wahlberg’s Eagle
  • Wattled Lapwing
  • Western Banded Snake Eagle
  • Western Black-headed Oriole
  • White-backed Night Heron
  • White-bellied Tit
  • White-browed Coucal
  • White-browed Robin Chat
  • White-browed Srub Robin
  • White-chinned Prinia
  • White-crested Turaco
  • White-faced Scop’s Owl
  • White-faced Whistling Duck
  • White-fronted Bee-eater
  • White-headed Barbet
  • White-headed Mouse Bird
  • White-headed Saw Wing
  • White-rumped Swift
  • White Stork
  • White-winged Tern
  • Willow Warbler
  • Wood Sandpiper
  • Woodland Kingfisher
  • Woolly-necked Stork
  • Yellow-backed Weaver
  • Yellow-billed Shrike
  • Yellow-billed Stork
  • Yellow-breasted Apalis
  • Yellow-fronted Canary
  • Yellow-rumped Tinker Bird
  • Yellow-throated Longclaw
  • Yellow Wagtail
  • Eurasian Nightjar
  • Black-and-white Shrike Flycatcher               
  • European Bee-eater
  • Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill               
  • Fan-tailed Widow Bird
  • Black-and-white Cuckoo                               
  • Flappet Lark
  • Black-and-white Manikini                             
  • Fork-tailed Drongo
  • Black-bellied Bustard                                    
  • Foxes Weaver
  • Black-crowned Tchagra                                 
  • Giant Kingfisher
  • Black-crowned Waxbill                                 
  • Goliath Heron
  • Black Cuckoo                                                
  • Grassland Pipit
  • Black-headed Gonolek                                  
  • Great Blue Turaco
  • Black-headed Heron                                      
  • Great Egret
  • Black-headed Weaver                                    
  • Great Reed Warbler
  • Black Kite                                                      
  • Great Sparrow Hawk
  • Black-shouldered Kite                                   
  • Grey-crowned Crane                                     
  • Piapiac
  • Grey-headed Kingfisher                                
  • Pied Crow
  • Grey-headed Sparrow                                    
  • Pied Kingfisher
  • Grey Heron                                                    
  • Pin-tailed whydah
  • Grey Kestrel                                                   
  • Pin-tailed whydah
  • Grey Woodpecker                                          
  • Plain Martin
  • Hadada Ibis                                                   
  • Purple Heron
  • Hammerkop                                                   
  • Puvel’s Illadopsis
  • Helmeted Guineafowl                                               
  • Red-billed Fire Finch
  • Heuglin’s Francolin                                        
  • Re Red-chested Cuckoo
  • d-cheeked Cordon-bleu                                 
  • Pearl-spotted Owlet
  • Intermediate Egret                                         
  • Red-eyed Dove
  • Isabelline Shrike                                             
  • Red-faced Crombec
  • Klass’s Cuckoo                                              
  • Red-headed Bluebill
  • Knob-bellied Duck                                        
  • Red-headed Bluebill
  • Large Brown Snake Eagle                             
  • Red-headed Malimbe
  • Laughing Dove                                              
  • Red-headed Malimbe
  • Lemon Dove
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Lesser Blue-eared Starling
  • Lesser Honey Guide
  • Lesser Kestrel
  • Lesser Masked Weaver
  • Lesser Striped Swallow
  • Levaillant’s Cuckoo
  • Little Bittern
  • Little Egret
  • Little Grebe
  • Little Sparrow Hawk
  • Little Swift
  • Little Weaver
  • Lizard Buzzard
  • Long-crested Eagle
  • Long-tailed Cormorant
  • Long-toed Lapwing
  • Malachite Kingfisher
  • Marabou Stork
  • Marico Sunbird
  • Martial Eagle
  • Namaqua Dove
  • Northern Black Flycatcher
  • Northern Carmine Bee-eater
  • Northern Wheater
  • Nubian Woodpecker
  • Olive Sunbird
  • Pallid Harrier
  • Abdim’s Stork 
  • Blue spotted dove
  • Abyssinian Ground Hornbill                          
  • Booted eagle
  • African Black Crake                                      
  • Broad billed Roller
  • African Black-headed Oriole                         
  • Bronze Manikini
  • African Blue Flycatcher                                 
  • Brown-backed Srub Robin
  • African Broad Bill                                         
  •   Brown-crowned Tchagra
  • African Citril                                                  
  •   Brown Parrot
  • African Crowned Eagle                                 
  • Brown-throated Wattle-eye
  • African Darter                                                
  • Buff-spotted Flufftail
  • African Fish Eagle                                         
  • Cardinal Woodpecker
  • African Golden-breasted Bunting                 
  • Cattle Egret
  • African Golden Oriole                                   
  • Chinspot Batis
  • African Goshawk                                           
  • Common Bulbul
  • African Green Pigeon                                    
  • Common Chat
  • African Grey (domestic)                                
  • Common Fiscal Shrike
  • African Grey Hornbill                                    
  • Common Greenhawk
  • African Hawk Eagle                                      
  • Common House Martin
  • African Hoopoe                                             
  • Common Kestrel
  • African Jacana                                                           
  • Common Ringed Plover
  • African Marsh Harrier                                    
  • Common Waxbill     
  • African Morning Dove                                  
  • Coqui Francolin
  • African Open-billed Stork                             
  • Crested Francolin
  • African Paradise Flycatcher                           
  • Crowned Hornbill
  • African Pied Wagtail                                     
  • Curlew Sandpiper
  • African Pygmy Kingfisher                             
  • Dark-caped Yellow Warbler
  • African Scop’s Owl                                       
  • Double-toothed Barbet
  • Augur Buzzard                                              
  • Dusky Tit
  • Bare-faced Go-away Bird                             
  • Eastern Grey Plantain Eater
  • Barn Swallow                                                
  • Egyptian Goose
  • Barred Warbler                                              
  • Emerald-spotted Wood Dove
  • Bat Hawk                                                       
  • Eurasian Hobby
  • Bateleur                                                          
  • Greater Blue-eared Starling
  • Black-winged Bishop                                    
  • Greater Honey Guide
  • Black-winged Stilt                                         
  • Green Crombec
  • Blue-breasted Kingfisher                               
  • Green Wood Hoopoe
  • Blue-cheeked Bee-eater                                 
  • Grey-backed Camaroptera
  • Blue-naped Mouse Bird                                 
  • Grey-backed Fiscal Shrike