The Exclusive Black Rhino Conservation Experience – From Victoria Falls (without dinner) – To Do Africa

The Exclusive Black Rhino Conservation Experience - From Victoria Falls

From $158.00

The Exclusive Black Rhino Conservation Experience - From Victoria Falls

Populations of black rhino declined dramatically in the 20th century at the hands of European hunters and settlers. Between 1960 and 1995, black rhino numbers dropped by a sobering 98%, to less than 2,500. Since then, the species has made a tremendous comeback from the brink of extinction. Thanks to persistent conservation efforts across Africa, black rhino numbers have doubled from their historic low 20 years ago to between 5,042 and 5,455 today. However, the black rhino is still considered critically endangered, and a lot of work remains to bring the numbers up to even a fraction of what it once was—and to ensure that it stays there. Wildlife crime—in this case, poaching and black-market trafficking of rhino horn—continues to plague the species and threaten its recovery.
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Things to Note

2 – 6 Guests

 


 

Minimum Age : 6 Yrs

 


 

Smart Casual Dress

 


 

Bring sunscreen, sun hat, binoculars, warm clothes during winter, it can get cold on the estate.

Experience Highlights

Immersive talk with a VFPRGR Guide on the Rhino Conservation Program.

 


 

Game Drive on the Reserve in search of the Black Rhino, the pre-historic creature now fighting for its survival

Operating Schedule

Transfer from hotel to the Stanley and Livingstone (Not included)
Summer 15h00 | Winter 14h30

Guests meet at the reception of the Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel
Summer 15h30 | Winter 15h00

Return to Hotel after Drive
Summer 19h00 | Winter 18h30

Summer 1 November – 30 April
Winter 1 May – 31 October
Times are approximate

Overview

Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve (VFPGR) was awarded custodianship of four black rhino in June 2006, becoming a designated rhino Intensive Protection Zone (IPZ). The programme has been a resounding success, and the thriving population on the reserve today has surprised even conservation experts. This is all thanks to the extraordinary effort and intelligence of the VFPGR Anti-Poaching Unit.

Consisting of a highly qualified APU manager/instructor and 18 professionally-trained game rangers, this unit is highly specialised (members are required to pass monthly fitness tests, undergo additional quarterly training in applied fields, keep up to date with current trends and operational issues, and attend training in other countries to ensure the highest standards of proficiency in anti-poaching systems and techniques). Despite extremely challenging conditions, these dedicated men have made it their life’s purpose to protect these animals.

In an effort to drive funding for this critical function, and to bring visitors closer to these extraordinary animals, they have designed the Exclusive Black Rhino Conservation Experience.

The late afternoon activity includes an immersive talk with an expert VFPGR Guide, followed by a drive into the reserve in search of the black rhino. This experience is a very personal and unique view into the world of a pre-historic creature now fighting for its survival on this planet.

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