Saruni Rhino

Saruni Rhino is situated in the wild and undiscovered northern frontier or Kenya in the Sera Community Conservancy, a vast untouched wilderness of more than 350,000 hectares. The camp offers East Africa's first rhino tracking experience, a uniquely thrilling walking safari that also allows the participants to actively contribute to the protection of the rhinos. Sera is the first community conservancy in Africa to own and operate a sanctuary dedicated to the conservation of the critically endangered black rhino. Presently the sanctuary provides state-of-the-art protection for 11 black rhinos relocated from other areas of Kenya.

Wildlife Pool area 2 Rhino tracking

The camp is comprised of two open stone cottages known as bandas which sleep between 4 and 6 people. There is also a main 'mess' cottage for dining and relaxing. Nestled amidst swaying doum palms dotted along a dry river bed, Saruni Rhino Camp has sweeping views of the nearby waterhole and dramatic landscape that is so typical in the north of Kenya. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of wildlife from the comfort of their cottage's sandy veranda where anything from elephant, Grevy's zebra, hyena, impala and a host of birdlife can be spotted drinking from the waterhole. The dry river bed is the camp's evening restaurant where a torch-lit bush dinner is served under the vast African skies.

Whilst staying at the camp is an experience in itself, the main draw is of course the endangered black rhino. Guests of the camp receive a 'thrill-of-a-lifetime' experience tracking the black rhino by vehicle and on foot accompanied by an expert Saruni guide and a highly trained Sera Community Conservancy ranger, equipped with a transmitted correlating to the GPS whereabouts of rhinos. Coming in such close proximity to a rhino does not get more thrilling!

The adventure doesn't stop there though, with further plentiful wildlife opportunities and experiences including game drives to spot the Samburu specials (oryx, gerenuk, ostrich, Grevy's Zebra, reticulated giraffe), elephants, antelope, buffalo and a plethora of birdlife.

Getting There

In the Sera Conservancy in northern Kenya. There are two private airstrips in the conservancy that can be used by chartered aircrafts and helicopters. For all other internal flights, the nearest airstrip is Kalama which is about a 2.5 hours' game drive from the lodge.

Activities

Rhino tracking on foot, game drives and visits to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy.

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