Rhino on Safari: What are the remaining places to see it?

As we approach World Rhino Day on September 22, Animal Real Planet would like to dedicate this week to honoring one of the most endangered creatures on our planet.


Back in the early 20th century, a thriving population of roughly 500,000 rhinos roamed freely. Today, the count of these majestic beings surviving in the wild has dwindled to approximately 27,000.


Sadly, four out of the remaining five rhino species are teetering on the brink of extinction, with three of them classified as critically endangered. This means that, within our lifetimes, we may witness their heartbreaking disappearance.


Nevertheless, thanks to tireless conservation efforts, there are still locations across Africa where you have the opportunity to encounter these rare prehistoric giants in their natural habitat.


Find out where these unique Safari destinations are located and explore our handpicked suggestions together with our partner Go2Africa for unforgettable experiences!

Where to see Rhino in Africa:



While rhinos can still be found in the Masai Mara, their presence is becoming increasingly elusive. Consider visiting Lake Nakuru for consistent rhino sightings, or explore the exclusive Lewa and Ol Pejeta conservancies – exceptional wildlife sanctuaries at the forefront of rhino conservation efforts in East Africa.

South Africa

Private game reserves within Kruger National Park offer some of the most consistent rhino sightings on the African continent. Additionally, excellent safari destinations for encountering rhinos include game reserves in the Eastern Cape and the awe-inspiring Marataba within Marakele National Park.


Due to the isolated setting of the Ngorongoro Crater, it has essentially developed its own self-contained ecosystem.

Beyond the breathtaking landscape, a primary draw of the Crater is the presence of the Big 5 – with particular emphasis on the limited population of black rhinoceroses.


Chief’s Island is situated at the center of the enchanting Okavango Delta and is safeguarded by the Moremi Game Reserve.

Since 2001, the island has witnessed the successful reintroduction of both black and white rhinoceros – a significant achievement in Botswana’s conservation efforts.


Black rhinos are still flourishing within Etosha National Park, where the waterholes offer excellent opportunities to witness this elusive species.

In the remote Damaraland, you can also immerse yourself in the world of black rhinos by participating in guided expeditions led by experts to track these magnificent creatures on foot.


And for those who need help or want more information to organize their dream safari holiday…


We recommend to click here for reading the article on our website dedicated to Go2Africa which explains in detail how to get help from expert staff in choosing such an important type of trip which must be absolutely perfect!