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Our intrepid Rhino Africa leader, David Ryan, and member of the marketing team, Ryan Rapaport, recently visited &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa for one incredible experience! It was the trip of a lifetime as our team accompanied Wildlife ACT Fund on a conservation project to experience tracking rhinos. Like something out of Mission Impossible, our boys flew in helicopters, darting animals from the air and collaring endangered species on the ground.
Take a look at the video Ryan filmed:
They tracked (via 4×4 and helicopter, with experienced trackers from the reserve) and collared rhino and elephant as part of a conservation effort to better monitor these species in the region, as well as to gain more data about them.
It was an incredible and moving experience for both, not something you get to experience on safari every day…
Phinda Private Game Reserve is quite something, with 23 000 hectares in the wilderness of KwaZulu-Natal and home to Africa’s Big 5, the endangered black rhino, 415 bird species and seven distinct habitats. As well as luxury accommodation…
What’s in store for you at Phinda:
Where To Stay in PhindaRelax at Forest Lodge with its floor to ceiling glass walls and dry sand forest surroundings. Take in the view from up high of the Ubombo mountain range at Mountain Lodge or enjoy the seclusion of Rock Lodge’s hidden valley. Take a dip in your plunge pool while antelope graze nearby at Vlei Lodge and if you’re looking for the ultimate exclusive getaway, enjoy a private safari experience at Zuka Lodge or The Homestead.
Where To Stay in Phinda
Relax at Forest Lodge with its floor to ceiling glass walls and dry sand forest surroundings. Take in the view from up high of the Ubombo mountain range at Mountain Lodge or enjoy the seclusion of Rock Lodge’s hidden valley. Take a dip in your plunge pool while antelope graze nearby at Vlei Lodge and if you’re looking for the ultimate exclusive getaway, enjoy a private safari experience at Zuka Lodge or The Homestead.
With its proximity to the coast you can even enjoy a scuba diving experience while staying at Phinda – this place has it all!
Contact one of our travel experts for more information and to include Phinda in your tailor-made African itinerary.
Tamlin has been exploring, writing about and photographing Africa ever since her first job as a photojournalist for Getaway Magazine. She's lived on an island, eaten with lions, sailed catamarans in the Indian Ocean, tracked wild dogs with Kinglsey Holgate, and white water rafted down the Zambezi and has kept just about every airplane ticket that has crossed her hands.
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AA Gill had this to say about Phinda after his first safari experience: “Nobody ever forgets their first night in the bush. It’s among the precious, meagre handful of life firsts that remain indelible.”
RT @rhinoafrica: Our team recently visited #Phinda Game Reserve for a once in lifetime safari/conservation experience. http://t.co/kwDVNmFH
I visited Phinda a few years ago and it was amazing!
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