Cape Town to Tanzania 2014

Solo trip for 12 months - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Khama Rhino Sanctuary

July 9, 2014  —  Botswana
Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Botswana
A mother and its young.

The Khama Rhino Sanctuary protects about forty white rhinos and a few black rhinos. Often, in such places, it is quite difficult to see rhinoceros unless one is accompanied by a ranger and tracking them on foot. I was greatly surprised to discover that it is easy to see rhinos.

At the beginning of the day, I saw 'only' three rhinos, but in the afternoon, the rhinos converged toward one of the waterholes in the sanctuary and the show is impressive. At one time, when I was looking around, I was counting more than 25 rhinos at the same time.

Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Botswana
The mother.

I didn't have the chance to see black rhinos. These animals are much more aggressive and timid than the white rhinos. There are also several other species of African animals.

Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Botswana
The young rhino.
Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Botswana
The mother.
Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Botswana
Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Botswana
It is possible to see other species in the sanctuary... But who cares, I am going to show photos about rhino only.
Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Botswana
Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Botswana
Here is another individual relaxing in the warming sun.
Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Botswana
Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Botswana
At the end of the afternoon, the rhinos go to the waterhole.
Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Botswana
Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Botswana
Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Botswana
Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Botswana
Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Botswana
On this panorama, there are 11 white rhinoceros. There were a few more individuals on the right of the waterhole (outside the photo).