This once in a lifetime safari gives you the chance to track one of the most endangered African mammal species, the desert adapted Black Rhinoceros. On the safari, we also get involved with the conservation efforts relating to this special species and witness Namibia’s innovative conservation measures first hand.
In Namibia’s far northwest Kunene region (also known as Kaokoland) the Black Rhinoceros was almost extinct thirty years ago. Today, Kunene has the largest number of free-roaming Black Rhino in the world – the only rhino worldwide living on communally and traditionally-owned land without formal conservation status. Namibia created a culture of good human-wildlife interactions by involving communities, employing locals in anti-poaching patrols and generating income from rhino-related tourism.
This 10-day safari will start and finish in the capital city, Windhoek, and take place in the Kunene region of Namibia. We will be walking in an area where other tourists don’t have access and the only people operating here are the Save the Rhino Team scouts patrolling.
The itinerary and the exact route will be flexible as we will be tracking the desert adapted wildlife that roam in this area and the distance covered each day will depend on the fitness of the group. We will be walking and tracking every morning breaking for brunch or lunch and after a siesta, we will be driving in the open 4×4 safari vehicles looking for wildlife and enjoying the spectacular scenery.
The Damaraland area of Namibia is arguably one of the most scenic places in Africa and one of the few places where there are areas where people have not been to or developed and wildlife still roam freely outside of national parks.
We have a full back up team that will take care of our camping needs (setting and breaking of camp, cooking, etc) so you just have to bring yourself and your camera and binoculars to Namibia. The group size will be limited to 6 to ensure an exclusive experience and a better chance of getting close to the wildlife. Some of the wildlife that we hope to see are the desert adapted Black Rhino, African Elephant, Giraffe, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, Springbok, Greater Kudu, Oryx and hopefully some of the predators that roam this spectacular area – Cheetah, the famous desert adapted Lions, Leopard, Side-striped Jackal, and Spotted and Brown Hyaena.
For more info contact the Nature Travel Conservation team at firstname.lastname@example.org This exciting adventure starts early in June 2020, so get in touch quickly to secure your spot.