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Rhino Tracking

The Black Rhino Tracking Experience is a pioneering walking safari first of its kind in East Africa, providing a unique and exhilarating adventure whilst also allowing guests to actively contribute to the protection of this iconic species.

Since its establishment in 2016, Saruni Rhino has been successfully offering this special activity to its clients. During this period, the rhino population grew and the sanctuary became an extraordinary example of community-managed conservation. Currently, Saruni Basecamp and its partner, Sera Conservancy, are upgrading the highly specialized training needed by both our staff and the Sera Rangers’ team to safely track rhinos, including the many mothers and calves who live in the sanctuary today. Moreover, we are implementing improved techniques for handling firearms and refreshing our skills to ensure the utmost safety during tracking expeditions. The Conservancy is also introducing cutting-edge monitoring tools that will streamline the tracking process, making it more efficient and effective.

We are thrilled to announce that on-foot black rhino tracking will resume in May 2024, offering guests the chance to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat once again.

Relocation of White Rhinos to Sera Conservancy
In February of 2024, four white rhinos were successfully relocated from Lewa Conservancy in Laikipia to Sera Conservancy. This marks a significant step in conservation efforts as it is the first-ever presence of white rhinos in Samburu. The translocation was carried out in two phases, with Jason, a 6.8-year-old male, and Sarah, a 6.5-year-old female who is expecting a calf, being brought together in the first phase, followed by Tulivu and Arot.

Sera Conservancy has already seen success in rhino translocation, having introduced black rhinos back in 2015. Since then, the population has grown from 10 to 21 rhinos. We, at Saruni Basecamp, are proud to support this initiative, by contributing to safeguarding these endangered species and preserving our natural heritage for generations to come.

In the meanwhile, the conservancy and the sanctuary offer many other activities that are equally thrilling and interesting, from spectacular bird watching to the incredible “singing wells” experience, from game drives to game walks and more. The wildlife inside the sanctuary is growing and you can expect to encounter the Samburu Special Five,  Beisa oryx, gerenuk, ostrich, Grevy’s Zebra and reticulated giraffe.