Home to over 127 districts, Uganda is a one stop Africa safari destination that has something for everyone. From the legendary snow-capped the Rwenzori Mountains through its virgin rolling hills of the eland to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, from Lake Victoria down the mighty Nile River the country Uganda has enormous natural and cultural wealth. Because it has something for everyone, Uganda has several Uganda safari activities for tourists to enjoy on their safaris in Uganda including; Uganda gorilla safaris, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safaris, Uganda adventure safaris, Uganda adrenaline adventure safaris, Kampala city tours, Jinja city tours and many more.

It is in Uganda where over 50% of the world’s endangered Mountain Gorillas are still preserved; it is the same place where the world’s longest mighty Nile river starts its long journey to the Mediterranean Sea; and it is also the same place where you will find the world’s second largest fresh water lake; Lake Victoria after Lake Superior in North America.

Undoubtedly famous for its Mountain gorillas, the country is more than just gorillas! For magnificence, Uganda is home to a good variety of wildlife hence Uganda wildlife safaris, short Uganda wildlife safaris, long Uganda wildlife safaris are going on in its National parks. Uganda has over 10 National Parks with unique wildlife including; in cheetah and ostrich in Kidepo National Park, the big 5 game and Crocodiles in Murchison Falls National Park, Zebras and Eland in Lake Mburo National Park, are a must see. The launch cruise along Kazinga channel and that along the River Nile in Murchison Falls National Park Uganda and Jinja source of the Nile, the tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park are all true rewards to the discerning traveller.

But still, wildlife isn’t the only magic to see on your Africa safari, Uganda as a great country has a lot to offer. There are more adventurous safari activities to enjoy like white water rafting Jinja, horseback riding Jinja, quad biking Jinja, Kayaking in Jinja and mountain hiking safaris Uganda is a must for the daring, enjoy interacting with the friendly people of Uganda and this will complete the true story of Uganda.

Still not convinced? Check out Uganda our Uganda safari packages and activities that should give you plenty of reason to visit Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.

Rhino trekking experience in Uganda-Uganda Safari News

Uganda is a popular big five destination. The big five animals are the Buffaloes, Rhinos, Elephants, Lions and Leopards and the most sought-after wild animals on African safaris. Named the big five because of the difficulty faced by hunters to get the animals. In Uganda the big five wild animals can be seen on a single trip but not on a single destination, you have to go Rhino trekking and take a game drive to see all of the animals. In even our popular 2 days Uganda Safari to Murchison Falls National Park, you get the chance to see the big five. Buffaloes, Lions Elephants and Leopards are seen in Murchison Falls National Park and Rhinos at their only home at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Ziwa Rhino sanctuary was established in 2005 by a collaborative effort of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, Rhino Fund Uganda (a private non-profit organization) and Ziwa Ranchers Ltd (a private land management company) to re-introduce the southern white rhinoceros. The black Rhinoceros and Northern White Rhinoceros were once indigenous to Uganda but got extinct by 1982. The sanctuary started with 6 rhinos but of recent, the number to 27 rhinos. With Taleo, Moja, Bella, Kori, Hassani, Nandi and their offspring. The place that breeds rhinos for re-introduction in the wild -Ziwa rhino sanctuary is situated in Nakasongola district near Nakitoma village in the Kafu river basin of Uganda south of Murchison Falls National Park 176km (100 miles) north of Kampala. The sanctuary sits on 70sqkm(7000ha) with tight security, surrounded by 2m(6.6ft) electric fence to keep the rhinos in for sighting by tourists on Uganda wildlife safaris and keep the poachers away from the sanctuary.

The Rhino Trekking experience in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Rhino trekking starts when you enter the territory of the southern white rhinos on foot along with well-trained rangers. Not like many of the Uganda tour/Uganda trip activities that are done on game drives using 4×4 pop-up roof vehicles, rhino trekking is done on foot. When you arrive at the sanctuary, you need to drive to the trek point, you then are welcomed and accorded a well-trained ranger guide to take you through the bush to where the rhinos are. On reaching where they are, you have the opportunity to see these magnificent endangered creatures in this beautiful habitat. Your ranger guide is there to keep you safe during the activity. During the Rhino trekking activity, you can get a chance to see other species like the Uganda kobs, oribis, bushbucks, waterbucks among others and a number of other bird species. What you need to wear for the Rhino Trekking activity include closed shoes, long pants and insect repellent.

Recommended time for Rhino trekking

The best time of the day is between 08:00-10: 00 am or 4:00-6: 00 pm though the activity can be done all day long. The best time of the year is during the dry months of between December to February and June -July when the rains are low and the grass is not tall to make photography and viewing difficult. The recommended time for Rhino trekking is about 1and ½ hours to 2 and ½ hours. This is one of the kids-friendly Uganda safaris/ Uganda tour activity and therefore very wise to tailor it into your Murchison Falls wildlife tour in Uganda for the big five wildlife encounters. On a safari to Uganda or tour Uganda, you can also choose several other kid-friendly activities like a family float or take game drives and nature walks in the several national parks. For amazing encounters, a 9 days Uganda safari is a good way to tailor your trip with the family.

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