1 Day Rhino Tracking Tour in Uganda spots you the only Rhinoceros at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a land expanse of 7,000 hectares with Savannah and wooden vegetation species. Other than the rhinos, the sanctuary is home to a variety of animal, bird and reptile species. Animals that can be spotted at the sanctuary include the kobs, warthogs, monkeys, hippos, waterbucks, and many more. The sanctuary boasts of harboring 350 bird species including Africa’s most sought after bird, the Shoebill stork, among others.
Located half way between Kampala and Murchison falls National Park, the drive to the sanctuary usually takes about 2.5 or 3 hours. We depart for the trip at 7:00 am to have a drive through the famous Luweero triangle remembered for the brutal massacres during the Bush war that brought the ruling government into power in 1986. Luweero is our usual stopover point for the purchase of fresh fruits for the day before reaching Nakasongola. Nakasongola is part of the country’s cattle corridor and during the drive through, you are able to view cattle grazing the short grasses in open deciduous savannah woodlands. On arrival at the sanctuary, you are briefed about the sanctuary and the Rhino tracking activity with the dos and don’ts. Tracking usually takes 2 hours and on return, we drive to Kabalega Diners for lunch, rest for a few minutes after lunch and there after drive back to Kampala / Entebbe.