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A Crash Course in Destinations For Rhino Safaris in Africa (2023)

Embarking on a rhino safari in Southern Africa is an awe-inspiring journey into the heart of the continent’s magnificent wildlife. Blessed with vast landscapes and diverse ecosystems, this region offers an abundance of opportunities to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

In this blog post, we will unveil the best destinations for rhino safaris in Southern Africa, where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and support conservation efforts to protect these endangered species. Just a heads up, we loving refer to them as ‘chubby unicorns’ here at Moriti… They love the name and we believe it suits them.

Rhino Safaris in South Africa

When it comes to rhino safari destinations, South Africa offers some of the best opportunities to witness these magnificent creatures up close.

Three destinations that ‘give it horns’ in South Africa are Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park and Phinda Private Game Reserve. Each of these destinations offers a unique and unforgettable rhino safari experience in South Africa. Whether you prefer a world-renowned national park or a private reserve dedicated to conservation, these locations provide the opportunity to witness rhinos in their natural habitat while supporting their protection and preservation.

Here are some popular rhino safari options in South Africa:

Southern Tip of Africa

Kruger to Cape Town Safari

Two South African safari titans come together in everyone's favourite safari combo. Rates start from ZAR 7,500 per person.
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Tsowa Safari Island, part of a Cape Town, Kruger, Victoria Falls Package

Cape Town, Kruger, Victoria Falls Safari

Come with us on our epic 12-day 'safari triangle' safari and visit Africa's favourite destinations. Rates start from ZAR 10,550 per person per night.
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Why do black rhinos have such bad credit? They’re constantly charging.

Rhino Safaris in Botswana

Botswana, known for its vast wilderness and diverse wildlife, offers exceptional rhino safari experiences.

Two destinations that may yield a few ‘chubby unicorns’ would be the Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, which has a small population of the rare black rhino. To a lesser extent, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve also has a small population of white rhinos.

It’s important to note that rhino populations in Botswana are relatively small, and sightings are not guaranteed. However, visiting these destinations not only offers the chance to encounter rhinos but also allows you to explore the stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife that Botswana has to offer.

Here are some popular rhino safari options in Botswana. These are most suited to couples, families and groups of friends:

Leopard waking up on safari

Okavango & Linyanti Safari

A 7-day safari exploring Botswana's garden of Eden . It's wild, it's beautiful! Rates start from USD 1,500 per person per night.
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Rhino Safaris in Zimbabwe and Zambia

Zimbabwe and Zambia offer remarkable rhino safari experiences for wildlife enthusiasts, albeit in selective reserves due to habitat loss and ongoing poaching.

Two destinations where we have seen our little bush tanks are Hwange National Park and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Hwange has a small population, very shy and so you need to make sure you are in the right area with a good guide. We can, of course, make that happen. Mosi-oa-Tunya is home to a small but growing population of white rhinos. Visitors can enjoy guided game drives or walking safaris to witness these majestic creatures. Combining a rhino safari with a visit to the iconic Victoria Falls is an unforgettable experience.

Below are our best rhino safaris in Zimbabwe and Zambia. All can be built around your needs and in fact, we prefer it that way because it means you get your very own safari to brag about!

Tsowa Safari Island, part of a Cape Town, Kruger, Victoria Falls Package

Cape Town, Kruger, Victoria Falls Safari

Come with us on our epic 12-day 'safari triangle' safari and visit Africa's favourite destinations. Rates start from ZAR 10,550 per person per night.
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Leopard waking up on safari

Okavango & Linyanti Safari

A 7-day safari exploring Botswana's garden of Eden . It's wild, it's beautiful! Rates start from USD 1,500 per person per night.
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Best destinations to view rhinos in Africa…

South Africa

Hluhluwe Safari

The oldest proclaimed nature reserve in South Africa. It consists of 960 km² of mountainous landscape, in central KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. It is known for its rich wildlife and conservation efforts. The park is one of the very few parks in KwaZulu-Natal where the Big Five can be found.

3 Day Kruger Safari

South Africa’s biggest national park is home to the country’s greatest diversity of wildlife. Kruger’s real draw is an almost guaranteed encounter with the super-celebrities of the safari circuit: Africa’s iconic Big 5. You can expect sightings of them all year round.

Male Lions Phinda

This reserve encompasses an impressive 286 km² (110 mi²) of protected wildlife land. It offers some of Africa’s finest game viewing experiences, as well as 436 bird species. The reserve is particularly well known for close-up sightings of the elegant yet elusive cheetah, as well as the rare black rhino.

Botswana

Kalahari Plains Camp, Wilderness Safaris

Wild, mysterious and just unthinkably vast, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is a true wilderness that will give you the impression that you are exploring Africa on your own. Rich grasslands surround you by day whilst the skies at night are as clear as you could ever imagine.

Pek's Fishing Owl At Xigera Camp Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is one of the most inspiring wilderness locations in Africa, if not the entire planet. The Delta is a truly unspoiled wilderness with terrain ranging from dry grasslands to swamps. Possible animals to be sighted include cheetahs, lion prides, leopards on the prowl, zebra, giraffes and elephants.

Zimbabwe & Zambia

Walking Safari In Hwange National Park

This most famous park in Zimbabwe provides a haven for 107 mammal species and more than 400 recorded types of birds. If it’s elephants you want to see (there are between 45,000 and 60,000 living in Hwange), then this is the place. Hwange is most commonly combined with Victoria Falls.

Devils Pool On The Tip Of Victoria Falls

The Falls, traditionally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘the Smoke that Thunders’, are the largest in the world when you combine their height and width. Fed by the Zambezi River, they provide all sorts of adventures like visits to Livingstone Island, swimming in Devil’s Pool on the precipice, and sunset cruises.

Moriti will tailor something specifically for you to go rhino adventuring on. Check out our tailor-made safari enquiry form

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Our Safaris

Territorial Male Rhino

4 Day Kruger Park Safari

Enjoy open vehicle game drives out in the African bush with expert guides and trackers. Perfect for people wanting a less commercial experience. Rates start from ZAR 7,500 per person per night.
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Male Lions Phinda

Beach & Bush Heritage Safari

We turn the cultural tone up a few notches with a tailored vacation around Africa's big game and the warm Indian Ocean. Rates start from ZAR 8,800 per person per night.
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Best Of Zimbabwe Safari

This 10-day safari explores Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park and Victoria Falls. Rates start from USD 1,050 per person per day.
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