Best places to see Rhinos in Kenya, Kenya is one of the best countries in Africa to see Rhinos. For many years across Africa big game hunting has drastically reduced the numbers of Rhinos. Kenya is home to both the Black Rhinos and White Rhinos including the only two remaining white Rhinos in the world. Kenya was home to atleast 20,000 black Rhinos but for the last two decades this number has been reduced to less than 300 due to poaching. As a result of increased conservation efforts the black rhino population is steadily recovering and now there are over 600 black rhinos in Kenya.
The Northern white Rhinos came closer to extinction in 2018 when the last known living male called Sudan died in March 2018 at Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Kenya now has the only two surviving white rhinos in the world making them the world’s most endangered mammal that is the mother and daughter called Najin and Fatu these live under 24-hour armed guard at Ol Pejeta in central Kenya. In Kenya Black, Northern and Southern White Rhinos can be sighted in their natural habitat as well as conservancies. Here are the Best places to see Rhinos in Kenya.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the best place to see Rhinos in Kenya up-close. Situated at the foothills of Aberdares National Park and the snow capped Mt Kenya, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to the two remaining Northern White Rhinos, black Rhinos and Southern White rhinos.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is home to about 10% of Kenya’s black rhino population and 15% of its southern white rhino population. It is one of the best place to see Rhinos in Kenya after Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Maasai Mara National Reserve
The Mara is one of the finest wildlife destinations in the world. The reserve offers excellent chances of seeing the Rhinos and other wildlife including the great migration which happens every year in July were over 1.5 million wildebeests along with large numbers of Zebras and Thompson’s gazelle, migrate from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania to search for fresh pastures in the Masai Mara before going back in October. You will have a chance to see lions and cheetahs as they hunt during the migration.
Tsavo National Park
Tsavo National Park is the largest National Park in Kenya it was established in 1948 and it is commonly known as the Theatre of the wild. The Park is divided into East and west intersected by the Nairobi to Mombasa railway and road. The park has interesting and diverse habitats, wildlife and Scenic Mountain landscapes. It is another great place to see Rhinos in Kenya.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National park is surrounded by the Kilimanjaro Mountains; the park is home to the Big 5 animals. seeing Rhinos in this park will give you superb pictures with Kilimanjaro as a backdrop
Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru is one of the beautiful national parks in Kenya, with its alkaline lake home to the pink flamingos you also have a great opportunity to see rhinos.
Our Popular Kenya Safari packages that include sighting Rhinos
How to book a safari to Kenya?
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Kenya Tourist Visa Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa to get to Kenya. Many travelers prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Kenya this is the best option and you will be able to get the Kenya Tourist Visa online upon paying USD51.00 for Tourist Visa
Where to stay best for sighting Rhinos in Kenya
Lodge options to stay in where best to see Rhinos in Kenya range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Contact us here for details.
What is the best time to see Rhinos in Kenya?
Sighting Rhinos in Kenya is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November this offers great sightings and easy shoots.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Safari Trip to Kenya to see Rhinos?
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