2 Day Rhino & Shoebill Safari


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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Min Age : 10+

2 Day Rhino & Shoebill Safari

Enjoy one night away from Kampala at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where you can experience White Rhino trekking on foot and an early morning canoe safari

Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Red Chilli Hideaway, Butabika Kampala

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary offers a secure place where rhino populations can be expanded by breeding and protected from human and non-human predators. The aim is to re-introduce these majestic creatures into Uganda’s national parks, whilst at the same time allowing the public to enjoy the chance to trek and observe white rhinos in close vicinity.  The sanctuary also provides a safe haven for a healthy population of smaller game species and an abundance of wetland birdlife, including the rare and elusive shoebill stork.

This 2 day trip will allow you an afternoon walk in the bush, tracking and observing Uganda’s only White Rhino population, as well as the opportunity to experience the wetland wildlife on an early morning canoe safari experience.

Departure Time


Price Includes

  • Transportation in a customised pop-top safari minibus
  • Accommodation at Ziwa Wildlife Ranch (budget option) or Amuka Lodge (mid-range option)
  • All meals at Amuka Safari Lodge (mid-range option)
  • Driver / Guide

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Meals on budget option
  • Drinks

Day 1Travel to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, afternoon white rhino trekking

09.00 Please be at the Red Chilli reception by 9am at the latest. Depart in a customised pop-top safari minibus with driver/guide (max 8 passengers per trip).

12:00 Arrive at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary around midday. Check into your accommodation and enjoy a leisurely lunch.

14:00 At around 2pm you will set off for your rhino tracking with an experienced ranger. The total tracking time will vary according to where the rhinos are currently situated within the sanctuary but you will be able to enjoy an hour in the close vicinity of the rhinos once found. After you have finished tracking you will return to your accommodation, where dinner will be served.

Day 2Canoe trip to observe Shoebill Stork

06:00 One of the most sought after birds in Uganda is the Shoebill Stork and the sanctuary affords a rare opportunity to observe these prehistoric looking birds which nest within their wetland. Water birds are plentiful and this early morning canoe safari is a must for anyone who loves nature or is interested in birding. Your canoe trip should take between 3 to 4 hours.

12.00 Enjoy an early lunch before returning to Kampala. You should be back in Kampala by 16:00, depending on traffic conditions on the day.

Accommodation Options

Budget Option
Accommodation will be in rooms with shared bathroom at Ziwa Wildlife Ranch (a guest house situated within the sanctuary) on a bed & breakfast basis. Other meals & drinks are available at the ranch but are not included in the tour price.

Midrange Option
Accommodation will be en suite accommodation at Amuka Safari Lodge (situated within the sanctuary) on a full board basis.


From only US$30 per person.

Price dependent on number of people on the trip

  1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6-8 People
Budget Accommodation
(Per person)
$ 555 $ 365 $ 315 $ 280 $ 265 $ 245
Midrange Accommodation
(Per person)
$ 815 $ 610 $ 565 $ 525 $ 510 $ 490
Terms and and Conditions

  • Trip cost excludes all food/drinks/other personal items. If you would like to add on full board please let us know and we can quote accordingly.
  • Cost includes park entry fees, game drive ranger fees (when available), transport/fuel ,shared accommodation and activities as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation upgrades can be made for an extra charge - please enquire for availability.
  • Staff tips are never expected but always appreciated.
  • A 50% deposit or payment in full is required in order to secure your reservation. Please see our payment terms and conditionsfor further information.
  • Pick-ups en route may be considered if FULL PAYMENT is made in advance – please enquire before booking.
  • Safaris longer than 2 days includes a free night’s camping/dormitory bed at Red Chilli Kampala the night before departure (subject to availability, non transferable and non-refundable). Please reserve in advance if required.
  • Discounts are available for East African residents and Ugandan Nationals, subject to a valid UWA recognised ID. Please inform us when booking if you are seeking to claim a discount.
  • Baggage is limited to 1 medium backpack per person. Excess baggage can be stored at Red Chilli Kampala free of charge.
  • If you are arriving at Red Chilli Kampala on the morning of departure please report to the reception by specified time. We cannot wait for latecomers and will not refund deposits should this occur.
  • Take all sensible precautions against malaria.
  • Do not approach any wild animals you may see around the camp/park, & do not startle them with flash photography.
  • Drink plenty of water at all times & protect yourself from the sun.
  • Take care of your valuables at all times. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss.
  • We can supply packed lunches on request from Red Chilli Kampala for Day 1. However last orders are taken at 21.00 the night before the trip departs. If you are unable to meet this deadline, please email or call ahead with your order.
  • Please leave yourself plenty of time between the scheduled return of the trip and any ongoing travel connections. We cannot accept responsibility for any missed connections due to late return




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