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Rhino Trek South Africa

Spend a week with Save the Rhino for a trekking challenge through some of South Africa’s most beautiful game reserves.

Our route, especially and exclusively designed for Rhino Trek South Africa, will take the trekking groups through some of South Africa's most stunning game reserves. As well as rhino, all these reserves also host various other big game such as elephant, buffalo, giraffe and hippo; not to mention being a birding “hotspot” with over 350 species present in this area.Nearly 100kms will be covered in five days, through savannah and the rolling mountains of this area. Participants must be capable of walking for up to eight hours per day in mild but humid conditions.

The aim of the trek is to raise money for Save the Rhino, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park and Project Rhino. Save the Rhino International works to conserve genetically viable populations of critically endangered rhinoceros species in the wild. Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is where rhino conservation started, and where all white rhinos across Africa and in zoos have come from. They now aim to duplicate its success by shifting its focus on the more endangered black rhinos. Project Rhino is an initiative by Wildlands Conservation Trust to place every rhino in South Africa under 24-hour GSM-based monitoring by fitting GSM transmitters into their horns.

 

Dates: 6-13 May and 1-8 July 2012

Location: Northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Duration: 5 days of trekking; 8 days in total

Distance: Average distance of 18kms/day (mountainous savannah terrain)

Group size: 8 participants per group plus two guides

 

For more information, visit www.savetherhino.org

 

A few words from Rhino Trek South Africa previous participants:

 

“It was food for my soul”

 

“It was the most amazing experience - when can I come again??”

 

“It was unbelievable, fantastic, you have just got to do this trek again!!!!”