According to Save the Rhino, it's estimated that there are between 19,682 and 21,077 White rhinos and between 5,042 and 5,455 Black rhino species in Africa. With the continuous threat of poaching, it's important to protect these magnificent species before it's too late.
Luckily, conservation efforts by organisations such as Save the Rhino are doing stellar work in protecting rhinos throughout Africa.
If you'd like to see rhino, here are the eight best places to spot rhinos in Southern Africa.
Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park is home to over 145 mammal species, including the Big Five. According to Kruger Park, it also boasts the world’s largest population of rhinos. This number lies around approximately 5000 rhinos.
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is located right next to Kruger National Park. There are no fences in between, meaning that the wildlife walks criss-cross in between both parks. Sabi Sands Game Reserve also offers outstanding views of rhinos. However, the black rhino is harder to spot than the white rhino.
Hluhluwe Game Reserve
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The Hluhluwe Game Reserve is home to a large rhino population. Beside the fact that the number of rhinos has actually decreased, intense conservation efforts they have managed to get the number up again.
Etosha National Park
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The Etosha National Park is home to a large salt pan and offers outstanding wildlife viewing as the animals gather around the many waterholes. This also includes the endangered rhino, you can spot them in the thicker vegetation areas of the park.
Damaraland an area with mountains and a desert. This area sometimes even doesn’t get any rain for years. Therefore, it is really remarkable that animals can survive here. Next to also being home to elephants, Damaraland is also home to the desert-adapted black rhino.
Moremi Game Reserve
The Moremi Game Reserve is the protected part of the Okavango Delta. The reserve currently home to about 40 rhinos, this number used to be a lot higher. In the Mopane woodlands and open savannahs, you might have the highest chance to spot one.
Matusadona National Park
The Matusadona National Park is located along Lake Kariba. According to ZimParks, this lake was built to cause some ecological changes to feed the park and make it more accessible. This has also brought the park a wide range of wildlife, including rhinos.
Hwange National Park
Over 100 different animal species are walking around in Hwange. Besides, the Hwange National Park is home to an abundance of Big Five animals. However, according to Game-Reserve it is still a bonus if you spot one of their rhinos.