Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is home of Uganda’s rhino breeding program to re-introduce rhinos that became extinct in Uganda in the early eighties.
In 2005/2006 eight rhinos were brought into Uganda with the help of a number of donors. Two of them went to the Uganda Wildlife Education Center as phase I of the reintroduction program - Education and Awareness raising. Six rhinos went to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary - a 7000 ha electric fenced area in Nakasongola district along the road between Kampala and Murchison Falls National Park.
The group of initially six rhinos - 3 males and 3 females - has grown to over 30 rhinos now, an excellent result in terms of rhino breeding.
Visitors of the sanctuary can enjoy observing the rhinos by tracking them on foot, accompanied by rangers.
Omogolo Wildlife Trust is supporting Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, to help with the constant need for funding to provide the needed security for the rhinos. With the ongoing poaching problem in Africa, the ranger patrols are extremely important to prevent poachers entering the sanctuary and to monitor the rhino groups. A GPS radio will give a reading of the location of the patrol teams. If a ranger is in trouble, injured, or unable to talk because there are suspected poachers around, all he needs to do is push the button so he can be located and help can be sent.
Capture of 4 rhinos at Solio, Kenya (February 2005)
Introducing them to Ziwa in the boma
Exploring the sanctuary
Exploring each other!
Tracking the rhinos
The 2 Disney rhinos arrive at Entebbe airport
Born in March 2016