Celebrating #WorldRhinoDay with the birth of a black rhino calf on Borana Conservancy

Photo: Michael Dyer

The Safari & Conservation Company was excited to celebrate an extra special #WorldRhinoDay this month, with the birth of a black rhino calf on World Rhino Day itself! This happy news, and amazing timing, is just one of the reasons to visit this incredible landscape.

The Borana Conservancy is the non-profit conservation organisation dedicated to the sustainable conservation of critical habitat and wildlife. Our mission is to provide a sustainable ecosystem, in partnership with our neighbours and community, for critically endangered species on the brink of extinction.  Our holistic approach commits tourism, ranching and other enterprise to building local livelihoods and enhancing ecosystem integrity.

Ivory and rhino horn are sadly highly desirable commodities in the far east, and fetch as much as $5,000 and $75,000USD per kilo respectively on the black market. Because of this there has been a rise in poaching led by highly organised and determined armed gangs looking to exploit this trade. Africa loses two rhino a day and countless elephants to this trade, which has put both species perilously close to extinction.

On Borana Conservancy, guests are given the opportunity to get up close and personal with the conservation work that is going on there, including following the work of the rangers while the perform daily duties, such as tracking and sighting every rhino that lives on the Conservancy and reporting back to HQ with the locations – this fascinating work happens every day and is an important part of the work of the rangers that protect the wildlife.

To join the rangers on their next patrol, visit Borana Conservancy with The Safari & Conservation Company and stay at any of our lodges; including Borana Lodge and Laragai House.

Email us: safaris@scckenya.com

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"We saw so many extraordinary things - not only stunning wildlife but met interesting locals and conservationists which made our trip exceptional."

Candice Trafford, USA May 29, 2016

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