Rhino Conservation Experience

Experience the real world of rhino conservation.

If you’ve always dreamed of seeing rhino up close in the wild, but you want to do something more meaningful and rewarding than simply going on safari, this is the experience you’ve been waiting for.

Exclusive to African Conservation Experience, this adventure takes you from the wilds of the Kruger National Park to the world's first rhino sanctuary. You’ll monitor rhino by vehicle and on foot. During your time at the rhino sanctuary and orphanage, you’ll also see these ancient giants face to face as well as helping to feed and care for calves. 

The Rhino Conservation Experience is created especially for African Conservation Experience, giving you a meaningful way to gain a deep understanding of their lives, complex social behaviour and the terrible threats they face. And all the time, you’ll be joining the fight against Africa’s rhino poaching crisis.

Bottle Feeding Rhinos, Golola, The Rhino Orphanage

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Conservation Impact

  • Rhino conservation
  • Wildlife rehabilitation


🇿🇦 South Africa

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Get hands-on with rhino

You’ll get the chance to work hands-on with these amazing creatures in this leading rhino sanctuary as well as spend time monitoring and observing rhino in the wild.

Help save the rhino

The poaching crisis is devastating wild rhino populations and threatening their long-term survival. By lending a hand on two of Africa’s most important rhino conservation projects, you’ll make a lasting difference to the future of these iconic animals.

Learn from the experts

Passionate about rhino? This experience gives you a unique opportunity to learn from professional conservationists, including one of the world’s leading rhino experts.

Exclusive to African Conservation Experience

We created the Rhino Conservation Experience in partnership with The Rhino Orphanage, where the team is doing a number of long-term scientific studies into rhino health and development, which you can be a part of.

See Kruger National Park

One of the locations for this experience is in the famous Kruger National Park, home to the largest rhino population in Africa.


During your Rhino Conservation Experience Experience, you’ll get involved in the following activities:

  • Track rhino in the wild both from a vehicle as well as on foot, identifying their tracks and signs of movement through the bush
  • Observe groups of rhinos, collectively called a crash, to understand their social behaviour
  • Identify wild rhino and record their location
  • Help deter poachers by creating a human presence around rhino populations in the wild
  • Prepare animal feeds and help with hands-on feeding of young rhino
  • Help the team monitor the behaviour of individuals that are being integrated into larger social groups


As well as observing and working with rhino, you’ll also learn about the bigger picture of rhino conservation in Africa.

You’ll learn about:

  • Africa’s rhino poaching crisis, its history, current status, and why rhino horn is still in such high demand
  • Anti-poaching strategies, from dehorning and protection to community outreach
  • How to care for rhino in captivity and successfully rehabilitate them into the wild
  • The habitats and diets of white and black rhinos
  • Rhino behaviour including social status and dominance
  • Natural behaviour and comparing it to captive rhino behaviour
  • The identification of various other species and their behaviour


Can I volunteer at more than one project and how much will it cost?

Most of our travellers like to combine multiple projects to create a tailor-made trip. The combined price of projects is cheaper than the individual projects added up online. 

We offer combinations of conservation projects, transport between them, accommodation and travel insurance as you require. We are a travel operator, not an agent, which means we take full responsibility for your trip which will be financially protected through ABTA and ATOL.

We will discuss your options and tailor your experiences so you can realise your dreams.

How do I book?

Your journey to Africa starts with our online application form. This is your chance to tell us about yourself and what you want from your African experience. Following our communication, we’ll send you a bespoke itinerary and quote. Then, you only need to pay a deposit amount of GBP 295 / USD 400 / CAD 500 / AUD 500 / EUR 350 to book your entire trip.

The cost below for this experience includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Airport Meet & Greet

  • Transfers

  • 24/7 Support

  • Personal Guidance

  • Meals

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