Conservation Corner

A healthy black rhino walks across the desert plains at safari camp Doro Nawas located in Damaraland, Namibia, double horned rhino, piles of rocks

Top 5 Places to See Black Rhino

Africa is home to fewer than 5,000 critically endangered black rhino, down from nearly 100,000 in the early 20th century. These are the best regions to view these elusive creatures in the wild, each focused on conservation and anti-poaching efforts:

Laikipia District, Kenya
Ol Pejeta Wildlife Reserve is Africa's largest black rhino sanctuary, while Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is one of the most successful.

Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Selous is home to one of the largest populations of black rhino in East Africa.

Damaraland & Palmwag, Namibia
This western area of Namibia is home to the largest free-ranging population of desert-adapted black rhino.

Southern Kalahari, South Africa
Tswalu Kalahari Private Reserve is home to one-third of South Africa's black rhino population.

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Madikwe is quickly becoming one of the best destinations to view black rhino, combined with a scenic landscape, great wild dogs and the rest of the "Big Five".

Click here to read more about the plight of the black rhino at World Wildlife Fund.

Image of black rhino at Doro Nawas © Dana Allen