Rhino Awareness & Protection Safaris
The Small Awarenes & Big Five Safari
The more visitors we welcome in Kenya, the more we can do for conservation. Please spread the message, make your family and friends aware! As a sustainable wildlife operator we guarantee everybody who visits our country an unforgettable safari experience where we tell you as much as possible about the observed wildlife. Together we can face the problems of ivory and rhino horn trade.
The rhino camp and awareness programme is a nature and wildlife project in Kenya for everybody who is interested in learning more about African wildlife and the problems of rhino horn and ivory trade. The camp is a combination of wildlife education, rhino conservation and sustainable tourism. You mainly visit private conservation areas, national parks and reserves off the beaten tourist track while experiencing breath taking landscapes.
You have the chance to encounter the “Big Five” (rhino, elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard) up close. Join us on a tour to one of the best places in the world to observe white and black rhinos. On this platform we would like to share our ideas and visions with you and offer a proposal about what YOU CAN DO to take part in conservation. The tour also includes lectures and field trips with the rhino biologist Dr. Felix Patton.
DAY 1: Arrival at Kenya
You are welcomed at Nairobi airport and start your journey by driving towards the north to Mount Kenya. On the way you pass the largest pineapple plantation in Africa and several fruit markets before you have a short stop at Tana river – Kenya’s longest river. In the evening you meet your guides for the next days: Rhino ecologist Dr. Felix Patton and the owner of the Rhino Watch Safari Lodge, Frank Wirth. In the briefing you are given an overview of the programme and the various workshops. Overnight in a safari tent at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge. (D)
DAY 2: Solio Game Reserve
At dawn you head to Solio Game Reserve. There you are able to observe rhinos as they have lived on the vast plains of Africa for hundreds of years. In the next few days Dr. Patton provides a lot of details about the rhinos, their behaviour and the problems of poaching. Overnight in a safari tent at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge. (B/L/D)
DAY 3: Plant for the Planet
Rhino Watch is an official partner of the organization “Plant for the Planet”, founded by Felix Finkbeiner. Today you join a “Plant for the Planet Academy” at the property of Rhino Watch Safari Lodge together with school children. You attend a workshop with a local school and have the opportunity to plant your own tree in order to compensate for your personal carbon footprint. Overnight in a safari tent at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge. (B/L/D)
DAY 4: Solio Game Reserve
You spend another day at Solio and search for new-born rhinos. Besides the soft colossus you can also observe other wild animals. Big buffalo herds of up to 200 individuals are very impressive not only for you but also for the lions which prefer the proximity of these herds. Overnight in a safari tent at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge. (B/L/D)
DAY 5: Aberdare National Park
Today’s safari takes you to the mysterious mountain cloud forests of the Aberdares, one of the last primary forest areas of East Africa. The water which is produced by the rain falls in the Aberdare mountains supplies a lot of parts of the country. Beautiful water falls, thick bamboo forests and highland swamps shape the countryside. In this almost untouched hideaway of East Africa there live African forest elephants and various species of apes such as the blue monkeys and the black-and-white-colobus. Overnight in a safari tent at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge. (B/L/D)
DAY 6: Solio Game Reserve
Dr. Patton presents you the rhino ID project at Solio and explains how the individual animals are identified and how they can be distinguished. Overnight in a safari tent at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge. (B/L/D)
DAY 7: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Today is a special day. You drive to Nairobi to visit the elephant orphanage in the suburbs of Nairobi. Here baby elephants which lost their parents find a new home. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is one of the most successful rescue and release stations for elephant orphans in the world. Here you meet your fosterling – an elephant or rhino calve – for the first time. Furthermore you get a certificate which confirms your sponsorship. In the afternoon you can take part in the feeding and take care of “your” pup before taking it to bed. Overnight at Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club. (B)
DAY 8: Departure
Today it’s time to say goodbye to Kenya’s animal paradise. Transfer to the airport for your return flight. Those who still didn’t get enough can alternatively book one of our extension programmes. (B)
|Per person in a double room||1.990,- USD|
|Single supplement||500,- USD|
|Upgrade to chalet at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge||On request|
- Overnight in a double room in a safari camp and hotel as per itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch or packed lunch, D=Dinner)
- All transfers, game drives and excursions as per itinerary
- Lectures and workshops with rhino biologist Dr. Felix Patton
- German and English-speaking experienced safari guide
- One year sponsorship of an elephant or rhino orphan at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
- Donation of 500 USD to the Awareness Campaign.
- Flights to/from Nairobi
- National Park fees ca. 305 USD per person (payable locally)
Contact and Booking
If you wish to book a programme or require more details, please feel free to contact us here. The team of Wildlife Observations Worldwide will be happy to assist you.
Pictures copyright to: Bettina Kelm, Hans Ruedi Ruefenacht, Frank Wirth, Rhino Watch Safaris Ltd.