Are you an adventure seeker and would love to experience the tracking of the black Rhino in the wild? If you are, then this is your chance.
The tracking experience, a collaboration of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the Malawi Department of National Parks and Wildlife and Wilderness Safaris, starts this coming Saturday.
Managing director for Wilderness Safaris in Malawi Chris Badger said in an interview that they are introducing the new activity to allow Mvuu Camp and Mvuu Lodge guests a chance to track and see the black rhino in the wild.
“Our guests will also be able to learn about this critically endangered species whilst getting involved in the process of monitoring them and contributing to their protection in the area,” Badger said.
Badger said that the experience will start with a briefing on the plight and history of the Rhino, followed by a three hour tracking experience in Rhino territory and end with a bush breakfast or dinner.
“For some time the conservation of the Rhino has depended on outside help…we thought this time we should try to raise funds to support the efforts and raise awareness that we need more support,” Badger said in an interview.
“Ninety percent of the proceeds will go to the Rhino conservation programme and it will help create a sustainable funding for the programme,” he said.
Malawi lost the last black Rhino in the late 80s and the species became extinct.
But a partnership between South Africa National Parks, the department of National Parks, the J&B Circle and Wilderness Safaris managed to source the first pair of black Rhinos in 1993.