Rhino populations worldwide are under severe pressure from poaching due to the demand for their horn. Increasing annual death statistics show that seemingly there is no halt to this trend.
“Why, if so much is being done to prevent poaching, are Rhinos still being killed?”
“If we were not doing what we can, would the numbers of poached Rhinos be greater?”
It is impossible to measure the success rate of our actions. By sponsoring a Rhino immobilization not only do you get to experience a ‘once in a lifetime’ event, but you also contribute to the conservation, and furthered protection, of these amazing creatures.
Rhino Notching with Mankwe Gametrackers
is only for group bookings.
1 December 2018
until 30 November 2019
Rhino Notching (Single) excluding vehicle rate
Rhino Notching (Multiple - per additional Rhino) excluding vehicle rate
**Vehicle rate 10-seater (3-4 hours)
**Vehicle rate 25-seater (3-4 hours)
**The vehicle rate is: Private Game Drive rate for 3-4 hours based on size of vehicle
Maximum: 15 pax per rhino depending on how many PWT can notch
Early morning meet up with guests at prearranged point.
Park Ecologist – Steve Dell – will give guests a briefing on the general aspects of the rhino, poaching and procedure, as well as “do’s & don’ts” while at the Notching.
The Vet will also give info on the veterinary procedures that will be performed.
Thereafter the Vet and Pilot will get airborne to find a suitable Rhino and call it in on the radio to the parties on the ground.
Once the Vet finds a suitable Rhino we all move to the area the Rhino is in.
After the Vet darts and immobilises the Rhino, the guests will be advised as to when they may safely approach the immobilised Rhino.
Immediately after the Rhino is immobilised the Vet and Park Ecological Services will do the necessary notching and DNA, etc., collection, with the assistance of the guests.
Once all veterinary and ecological work is done, and in consideration of the Rhinos’ absolute welfare, individual and group photos can be taken.
When all the required aspects are completed the Vet will reverse the anaesthesia, which wakes the Rhino up within 3 minutes.
At this time all guests will beat a safe distance, and quietly watching the rhino wake and move off to continue its day!
Sun International supports the South African Government’s approach to contain the COVID-19 virus through the phased reopening of businesses. All of our South African hotel and casino properties will remain closed until we receive permission from Government to reopen. Given the uncertain nature of the virus, we are unable to say when this will happen.
We appeal to all South Africans to heed the President’s call and abide by the rules of the different lock down levels.