Opening in early 2017, Saruni Rhino will offer an entirely new on-foot rhino tracking experience in the remote Sera Conservancy. Located in northern Samburu, this community conservancy has set aside a large swathe of territory that is dedicated to rhino conservation.
A small group of relocated northern black rhinos survive here, roaming this arid landscape that is punctuated with dry riverbeds and vast granite extrusions. Tracked by rangers using GPS collars, these endangered animals are closely monitored to ensure their protection.
Initially consisting of just two simple bandas, the camp soon hopes to expand in order to offer tented accommodation. The camp is easily combined with nearby Saruni Samburu, which is within driving distance of the Sera Conservancy.
WHY WE LIKE IT
A trip here is all about the chance to track rhinos on foot, at the heart of one of northern Kenya’s most pioneering conservancies. The thrill of the eventual encounter is likely to be the highlight of any safari.
However, Saruni Rhino offers much more than just rhino tracking. Herds of elephants are often spotted roaming the dry riverbed that runs along the front of the camp, whilst the birdlife here is spectacular. Thousands of sand grouse drink at the natural waterholes, arriving and leaving en masse around dawn and dusk.
Rhino Tracking Experience
Combine rhino tracking at Saruni Rhino with time at Saruni Samburu from £3,295 per person, including international and internal flights, transfers, activities, meals and house drinks. Enquire for more details.