The sanctuary was established to offer secure protection to the rhinos which had ran extinct in various protected areas in Uganda. The main aim of establishing the sanctuary was to protect the rhinos and then be re-introduced in various Ugandan parks where they no longer exist and the sanctuary is the only and best place for tourists to view rhinos.
The sanctuary is on the way as you are heading to various national parks of Uganda such as Murchison falls national park and others therefore as you are heading or after visiting the national parks, you can then branch at the sanctuary and view one of Africa’s big five which lacks in almost all Ugandan national parks.
After viewing the other four species out of the five Africa’s big species which include Lions, Elephants, Cape buffaloes and Leopards which exist in most of Uganda’s finest Parks, you can then branch on the way at the sanctuary as you are heading back to Entebbe airport for a flight back home and first experience the other fifth species out of the all of Africa’s big five which include (Lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes) thus having a complete African wildlife safari in Uganda.
In the sanctuary you will have full chances of viewing the rhinos since they are kept securely and they have no predators attacking them from the sanctuary because there is a stiff security which protects the Rhinos. If a visitor is having much time, in the sanctuary he or she will enjoy a variety of activities and viewing many other wildlife species which are kept in the sanctuary such as hippos, antelopes, monkeys, crocodiles and a variety of bird species.
Many interesting activities exist in the sanctuary such as; bird watching, canoeing and nature walks hence achieving a great experience and enjoying your stay in the sanctuary.
The sanctuary is however situated in the northern parts of Kampala (Uganda’s capital and largest city) near Nakitoma village in Nakasongola district. The sanctuary is also located in the Kafu River basin thus offering views to hippos and crocodiles plus many aquatic bird species and it is situated approximately 180 kilometers away from Kampala.
Therefore for Uganda’s tourists who wish to view all Africa’s big five, your wildlife safari is expected to end or start from the ziwa rhino sanctuary before or after visiting the other protected areas where you will find the other four species.