These days, barely a month goes by when there isn’t some news of rhinos being slaughtered in Africa for their horns. Coveted for dagger handles and use in traditional Chinese medicine—even though their medicinal properties have been widely debunked—rangers, scientists and activists alike are working overtime to save the species from extinction.
On this trip, you lend a hand to that end. Based in a field camp, you will assist researchers to determine the impact of conservation efforts, including de-horning rhinos to deter poachers, as well as investigating the impact their complete loss would have on the ecosystem.
- Spend days observing rhinos from a game viewer or on foot, along with many other species of South African wildlife
- Study the vegetation in the area to better understand the animals’ environmental usage
- Work alongside professional scientists to become an rhino expert, recording their positions, feeding habits and relationships to their environment
- Enjoy a recreational day to explore the nearby national park at your leisure
- Phone: 800-776-0188
- Length/Departs: 12 days / Jan., May, Oct.–Nov.
- Accommodation: Field camp
- Price: US$3,575
- Difficulty: Easy to moderate