Activities

We can arrange for the following activities on the sanctuary

For activity rates and more information, please click here

ON-FOOT RHINO TREKKING.

The only place to see wild rhinos in Uganda!

Enter the territory of the southern white rhinos on foot. Well-trained rangers will guide you through the bush to where the rhinos are on the day of your visit.

You will get the opportunity to watch these endangered, magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. As these rhinos are free to move around on 7 000 hectares of land, it is often necessary to drive to the areas where the rhinos are, before taking the bush trek. This drive is done in your own vehicle, however you can hire one of Rhino Fund Uganda’s vehicles and a driver, just ask at reception for the costs.

While at the sanctuary you may also encounter a range of other wildlife species including Uganda kobs, oribis, bush bucks, water bucks among others and a number of other bird species.

This activity is a once in a lifetime opportunity and should not be missed!

Your guide is there to keep you safe from harm so listening to the safety briefing he gives you is very important.

Recommended times: 08H00 to 10H00 or 16H00 to 18H00 (but it is available all day)

How much time you need: 1½ to 2½ hours (depends on location of rhinos)

What you need: Closed shoes, long pants, water and insect repellent

BIRDING WALK

The sanctuary contains over 300 bird species! There are four bird trails within the sanctuary which cover woodlands, swamp and savannah. The bird guides are excellent and this is an activity that cannot be missed by bird lovers! You will probably get to see some of the other game on the sanctuary while doing your bird walk. Spend a night or two on the sanctuary and enjoy the array of feathered friends we have.

Best times for this activity: 07H00 to 09H00 and 16H00 to 18H00

How much time you need: 2 hours

What you need: Closed shoes, water, long pants and insect repellent

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