While I was driving north to Murchison Falls with my aunt and uncle, my aunt requested we stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to see rhinos in the wild.
As I had never seen any African animals in the wild, let alone white rhinos, I was beyond excited.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is unique because it’s the only place in Uganda where you can see wild rhinos. Uganda used to have hundreds of rhinos but during Idi Amin’s regime in the 1970s, almost all of the rhinos were poached and slaughtered.
When we arrived at the park, we stopped by the conversation center. Soon after we picked up our guide, a cheerful Ugandan man in his late twenties.
As we drove, our guide launched into the history of the park. “Our first rhino was born in 2009. His name was Obama.” He beamed. Apparently the baby rhino was given the name Obama because