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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

Camp fire

Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta and Chobe Safari (7 days)

This three-in-one journey will show you the majestic Victoria Falls, the massive elephant bulls of Chobe and the natural wonder that is the Okavango Delta

per person

7 days

Giraffes

Special Five Safari in Kenya's Samburu (8 days)

Even if you've seen the Big Five and the Great Migration, you'll appreciate the different beauty of animals like reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, gerenuk and bongo

per person

8 days

Best of Africa Safari (16 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Best of Africa Safari (16 days)

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – one of Africa's Seven Natural Wonders – to the endangered mountain gorillas and East Africa's Great Migration

per person

16 days

Wildebeest Migration River Crossings with Lemala Kuria Hills (4 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Wildebeest Migration River Crossings with Lemala Kuria Hills (4 days)

Fly into the northern Serengeti to view the migration on the banks of the Mara River

per person

4 days

June to July Great Migration Safari in Tanzania with HerdTracker (9 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

June to July Great Migration Safari in Tanzania with HerdTracker (9 days)

HerdTracker invites you to join them on a migration safari in Tanzania's Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park.

per person

9 days

Exciting Family Safari in Botswana and Namibia (11 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Exciting Family Safari in Botswana and Namibia (11 days)

Enjoy both Botswana's Okavango Delta and Namibia's Caprivi Strip on a safari holiday filled with fun

per person

11 days

Stunning view from the Rovos Rail

The Ultimate Luxury Safari in South Africa (11 days)

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

per person

11 days

Best of Botswana and South Africa (11 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Best of Botswana and South Africa (11 days)

Experience the best of two of southern Africa's gems

per person

11 days

Big Five Safari in the Kruger National Park (3 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Big Five Safari in the Kruger National Park (3 days)

Encounter the Big Five safari and discover the elusive leopard

per person

3 days

Sabi Sands and Okavango Delta Big Five Tour (8 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Sabi Sands and Okavango Delta Big Five Tour (8 days)

Explore the famous reserve that offers exceptional game viewing and sight the elusive Sitatunga antelope in the Okavango

per person

8 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.

Will I be able to use my smartphone during my safari?

Wi-Fi is the best option when planning on using your smartphone during your African safari. Using apps such as Skype for Android and iOS, Viber for Android and iOS as well as Google Hangouts for Android is the best way to stay in touch with… go there.

What happens if the weather affects my hot air balloon safari?

If the weather causes unforeseen problems on the day of your hot air balloon safari, we will try to move it to another day or you will be refunded. go there.

What research should one do when thinking of travelling through Africa?

Africa for centuries has captured the imagination of explorers hence there really is a lot of information out there available on the continent from guide books to novels. go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

Rhino safaris in Africa - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Reviews on our Rhino safaris in Africa

This was my first safari. I didn’t expect to be so pampered. Everything was first class. We had everything provided for us before even asking. We had a dedicated team at our service. Megan was on call whenever we needed something and she…

Saada

from Nigeria

Tanya was an absolute delight to deal with. From the first phone call she was extremely polite, professional and very eager to facilitate my requests regarding our safari. Our 3 nights at the V & A Hotel were fabulous and Motswari Game…

Debbie

from Australia

Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.

Henrik Wetterstrand

from Sweden

Living afar and trusting in an organisation with whom you have no previous knowledge can lead to feeling of mistrust and wondering whether what we have paid for actually exists. A little more proactive communication would have eased those…

Tony Russell

I just wanted to thank Discover Africa and Karl Svendsen - the safari was great - we saw many more animals than expected including cheetah, leopard, many lions and even a three-day old elephant calf. Additionally, we had our own hippo…

Margaret Dean

Planning the trip was managed extremely well especially since travel was at a busy time of year and not much notice was given. All communication was by email, and was responded to promptly and efficiently. Different options were provided…

Suzanne McKeen

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