Great setting in the bush. It's all about the rhinos - well worth a one night stop over on the way to Murchison Falls National Park. A half day drive on good roads from Kampala.. One rhino appeared in the compound not long after we arrived then late afternoon we went out with our excellent guide - a 10 minute drive then a 15 minute walk until we found about 9 of them together. We spent about 45 minutes with these fabulous creatures. Next morning we woke to find that half a dozen rhinos had wandered into the compound about 1.00am and fallen a sleep in a heap! Just stunning. Accommodation wise - very basic. We stayed in the guesthouse in order to have private loo and shower. Hot water but very basic and not very appealing shower cubicle! Room was clean but I wouldn't have wanted to stay more than one night. It was a means to an end. Food was simple but tasty. Drink choices were limited and mostly room temperature as electricity was in short supply. As I said - it was all about the rhinos so it served a purpose. We were fortunate to be able to have a few chats with the lady who manages the rhino programme (accommodation and restaurant are independently managed) and she was clearly very passionate and committed to her project and is doing a fabulous job. Very important work is going on here - I highly recommend that you pay a visit. I have rated it 'excellent' because of the experience - accommodation alone would be marked poor - but it doesn't matter just for one night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- **No affiliation with Rhino Fund Uganda or anything to do with the rhinos and wildlife in the sanctuary** Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch are a budget backpackers with camping. Basic amenities. No wifi, with solar power. Shared guesthouse rooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ziwa Rhino And Wildlife Ranch Uganda/Murchison Falls National Park