Rhinos have been extinct in Uganda since 1982. In an effort to reintroduce the animal, a 70 kmÂ² piece of land was commissioned in the early 2000s and started receiving white rhinos a few years later. By 2006, six adults had been relocated to the sanctuary, some of them coming from as far as USA's Disneyland. The new tenants have proliferated quite well for they had doubled their numbers by 2012 (one of the offspring, of an American mother and a Kenyan father, has been cleverly named 'Obama'). The plan to release some in national parks still has a long way to go, however, for the population has to reach a much higher number. In the meantime, the rhinos are treated like rock stars since they are followed everywhere they go by two armed guards, day and night, to deter poachers. Going to see rhinos at Ziwa is not a true safari experience because even if you take your own vehicle with a guide and walk in the wilderness for a while, you are guaranteed a rhino sighting, and you will likely be able to get very close. But it's a cool experience and your only chance at seeing rhinos in Uganda.