Saruni launches on-foot rhino-tracking experience in Kenya

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The new Saruni Rhino program enables guests on foot to track within yards of black rhinos.
The new Saruni Rhino program enables guests on foot to track within yards of black rhinos. Photo Credit: Beverly Joubert

Saruni, the portfolio of luxury properties in Kenya, is launching what it said will be the first opportunity in east Africa to track black rhinos on foot at its new tented camp, Saruni Rhino.

The camp is located in the Sera Community Conservancy, a vast wildlife reserve nearly 1,400 square miles situated in northern Kenya. Saruni Rhino will provide a walking safari experience tracking black rhino on foot, accompanied by expert Saruni guides and highly trained Sera Community Conservancy rangers. The rangers are equipped with transmitters connected to a microchip inserted in the horns of the 11 rhinos that communicates their whereabouts via GPS throughout the spectacular 200-square-mile, fenced-in sanctuary. This will enable guests to track within yards of the rhinos. The memorable experience will educate and encourage the further protection of the species for future generations.

The Sera Community Conservancy is the first community conservancy in Africa to own and operate a sanctuary dedicated to the conservation of the iconic black rhino species. The relocation of the black rhinos from other parks has been facilitated by the Northern Rangelands Trust in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service.

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