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As the rhino populations sadly decline, you should move heaven and earth to see this amazing animal in the wild before its too late 

Rhino safaris, holidays & tours available in Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania

As the rhino populations sadly decline, you should move heaven and earth to see this amazing animal in the wild before its too late 

The world's attention is on the African rhino as their numbers thin out fast due to poaching. All five of the world's rhino species are endangered and some are even on the brink of extinction. Seeing one of these majestic creatures in the wild is high up on the list of any wildlife lover.

White rhino (northern and southern) and black rhino are the best known sub species in Africa, but there are also Indian rhino, Javan rhino and Sumatran rhino. The northern white rhino is critically endangered, with only a handful left in captivity and a slim chance of them reproducing. The four subspecies of black rhino are either critically endangered or almost extinct. While the southern black rhino and south western black rhino are out of immediate danger for the moment, the East Africa black rhino in Tanzania's numbers are declining. The north western black rhino has been declared extinct in 2011.

Popular Rhino safaris in Africa

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Experience a mobile camping safari in Botswana - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Experience a mobile camping safari in Botswana

Moremi Game Reserve in the beautiful Okavango Delta is well-known for self-drive camper vanning. Explore this exciting way of travel with us

$ 2,375

£ 1,838

R 34,300

2,110

per person

7 days

Pel's Fishing Owl in flight

The Selous Game Reserve and Pel’s fishing owl

Explore the Selous Game Reserve and Stiegler's Gorge by 4x4, boat or walking safari, looking for Pel's fishing owl, wild dog, rhino and elephant

$ 2,919

£ 2,259

R 42,156

2,594

per person

6 days

9-day Great Wildebeest Migration safari with HerdTracker - Africa Wildlife Safaris

9-day Great Wildebeest Migration safari with HerdTracker

This is the stage on which the greatest wildlife show on earth and plays out, as it is by far the greatest mass movement of land mammals on the entire globe.

$ 9,855

£ 7,625

R 142,326

8,757

per person

9 days

Safari in Zimbabwe and Botswana - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Safari in Zimbabwe and Botswana

Explore the thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and the wildlife rich Okavango Delta

$ 3,645

£ 2,820

R 52,641

3,239

per person

8 days

Tanzania safari adventure - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Tanzania safari adventure

With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!

$ 2,350

£ 1,818

R 33,939

2,088

per person

7 days

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa safari

This Southern Africa safari adventure will take you to the tip of the African continent

$ 6,206

£ 4,802

R 89,622

5,514

per person

19 days

South Africa and Zambia honeymoon - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South Africa and Zambia honeymoon

Explore the romantic Atlantic Ocean with it's multi-cultural heritage and a Big Five safari in the Sabi Sands, finally ending off at Victoria Falls from the Zambian side

$ 4,612

£ 3,569

R 66,610

4,099

per person

10 days

Big Five South African safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Big Five South African safari

Get the best possible chance to see the Big Five wildlife in the iconic Kruger National Park

$ 3,572

£ 2,764

R 51,590

3,174

per person

7 days

Stunning view from the Rovos Rail

Luxury South Africa

Combine Cape Town chic with Africa's most luxurious train and an elegant Big Five safari for a stylish South African holiday

$ 5,908

£ 4,572

R 85,330

5,250

per person

11 days

HerdTracker July/October Great Wildebeest Migration safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

HerdTracker July/October Great Wildebeest Migration safari

The movement takes place in Tanzania, which covers Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha and Tarangire National Park

$ 7,495

£ 5,799

R 108,243

6,660

per person

9 days

More on Rhino safaris in Africa

There are five excellent places to see rhinos in the wild in Africa. Ol Pejeta in northern Kenya’s Laikipia is Africa’s largest rhino sanctuary and rhinos have been protected here since the 1970s. Guests are guaranteed good black and white rhino sightings on a daily basis in this well-managed private reserve. It's also the only place to see the critically endangered northern white rhino in the wild today.

Lake Nakuru in Kenya’s rift valley has been a rhino sanctuary throughout the poaching war of the the 1970s and 1980s and it has a considerable rhino population. It's possible to see up to 20 rhino at Lake Nakuru and both white and black rhinos are present.

Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater is perfect for seeing black rhino. The relatively small size of this caldera almost guarantees rhino sightings, especially in the late afternoon when they emerge from the swamps and thickest get a drink.

In Namibia, the desert rhino camp looks after the rare south-western black rhino. These free-roaming rhinos cover an extensive space, making them difficult to find, but time and patience rewards the patient viewer with incredible sightings of these rare species.

South Africa’s Hluhluwe Game Reserve has always been the country's best area for both white and black rhino, but the drastic increase in rhino poaching has had its impact even on Hluhluwe. Hopefully, the war against poachers in South Africa will soon have a positive impact on the rapidly declining rhino numbers in this once-prime rhino conservation area.

Frequently Asked Questions about Rhino safaris in Africa

How does the weather influence a safari?

While a safari holiday can be at any time of year, it is worth noting that seasonality will impact the type of experience you’re likely to have as well as the cost of your safari. During the dry season, the wildlife tends to congregate… go there.

What is a typical day on safari like?

Life on safari has a rhythm of its own, largely dictated by the animal's movements. Generally, the most rewarding times for game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and also late in the afternoons when the animals are most active. A… go there.

When is the best time to visit Camdeboo National Park?

Although wildlife viewing is good throughout the year. The warmer months from October to March are more pleasant - the scenery is greener and this is also the time most of the animals are born. However, the park is mostly about its scenery… go there.

When is the best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve?

The best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve is during the dry winter months, from May to September. During this season it is easier to spot the wildlife since the grass is eaten by herbivores. Expect to encounter and sight birds - such as… go there.

When is the best time to visit Marakele National Park?

The best time to visit Marakele National Park is during May to September. Since animals tend to seek for reliable waterholes and stay close by during the dry winter months. However, this is the best time for wildlife viewing. Marakele is a… go there.

When is the best time to visit Augrabies Falls National Park?

Augrabies Falls National Park is open throughout the year, but the best time to visit is between April and September. When the popular three-day Klipspringer Trail is open. However, the waterfall is particularly impressive when in flood -… go there.

When is the best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park?

The best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park in the southern Rwanda is during the drier months of June to August or December to January. Even though June to August or December to January are categorically referred to as drier months… go there.

When is the best time to visit Wolhuterskop Game and Nature Reserve?

You may visit Wolhuterskop Game and Nature Reserve all year around - winter (during the months of June and August) are chilly, and summer (during the months of November and January) are hot. Enjoy horse rides, mountain bike and game drive. go there.

When is the best time to visit Zanzibar Island

The best time to visit Zanzibar Island is from June to October - during the dry months of spring. However, another popular time to visit the tropical Island is from December to February - when it’s hot and dry. go there.

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