A Kenya safari to save the black rhino

Expert Africa’s trip offers a unique opportunity to track and get up close to this endangered creature

The black rhino has been hunted to near extinction, with only 5,000-5,400 now left in the wild. Recent conservation initiatives have seen numbers inch upwards, but the future of the species still hangs in the balance. In 2015, in northern Kenya, the Sera Rhino Sanctuary opened as the first community conservancy in east Africa dedicated to the protection of the black rhino. It is also the first in the region to offer visitors the chance to track the animal on foot using radio telemetry equipment, from the delightful two-room Saruni Rhino lodge. Expert Africa has created a seven-night itinerary, which includes three nights at the Saruni Samburu camp on a rocky outcrop looking out towards Mount Kenya, followed by three nights at Saruni Rhino. The trip costs from £3,275 per person, not including flights, based on two people sharing, of which £90 per person per night spent at Saruni Rhino will go to the Sera Rhino Sanctuary.

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