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Rhino Encounter Victoria Falls

By Ilala Lodge on August 27, 2015

At the forefront of Black Rhino conservation in Zimbabwe, a richly rewarding Victoria Falls activity to embark upon is the Rhino Encounter Game Drive.

This incredible Zimbabwe safari takes place on the Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve, which is located only 10 minutes from the Falls themselves. The only Big Five area in the vicinity, the 6000-acre reserve is home to over 2000 head of game, and a vast array of bird life. As well as the highly endangered Black Rhino, lion, buffalo, elephant and leopard, frequent wildlife sightings include kudu, eland, giraffe, sable, waterbuck, and the elusive wild dog.

The Rhino Encounter game drive takes place at sunrise, and lasts for approximately 4.5 hours, allowing you to welcome in yet another stunning day in Africa.

As is well known, the Black Rhino species experienced a dramatic decline in population during the latter part of the 20th Century. With the possibility of extinction imminent, several conservation groups in Zimbabwe took action.

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At current, an intensive rhino monitoring programme is in place in the Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve, the aim of which is to increase the overall population of Black Rhino in the area, as well as to combat the widespread poaching of them in southern Africa.  The reserve itself falls within the KAZA Transfrontier Conservation – the largest conservation area in Africa – which extends across Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Angola, and aims to attain goals of sustainable ecotourism.

Fortunately, the reserve’s active involvement in the conservation of these shy animals has had a positive impact, leading to a slow, but steady incline in their numbers.

Learn more about Black Rhino conservation, get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures, and experience a rewarding Victoria Falls safari, all in the space of a few hours.

Visit the Victoria Falls activities desk at Ilala Lodge, or contact Shearwater directly to arrange this incredible day-out.

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Price: $ 190.00
Duration: Approximately 4.5 hours

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