The Exclusive Black Rhino Conservation Experience (without Dinner) from Victoria Falls

from $174.00

‘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 an estimation of more than 6,487 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. World Animal Foundation Poaching Statistics


Operating Schedule: S (Summer) W (Winter)

  • W -14h30 / S – 15h00 Transfer from hotel to the Stanley and Livingstone (Not included)
  • W – 15h00 / S – 15h30 Guests meet at the reception of the Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel
  • W – 18h30 / S – 19h00 Return to Hotel after Drive.

The Exclusive Black Rhino Conservation 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
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  • Inclusions Activity Type
    Game Drive, Safari, Walking, Wildlife Encounter, Workshop
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the The Exclusive Black Rhino Conservation Experience (without Dinner) from Victoria Falls.

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.

Minimum Numbers: 2 Guests Maximum Numbers : 6

Minimum Age : 6 Yrs

Dress: Smart Casual, Advised to bring:

  • Sun Screen
  • Sun Hat
  • Binoculars
  • Warm clothes during winter, it can get cold on the estate.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Exclusive interaction with an expert VFPGR Guide;
  • Game drive in an open shaded safari vehicle;
  • Bottled water;
  • Afternoon tea at Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transfers from Victoria Falls Hotels and Lodges – We can arrange this
  • Gratuities