Ever wondered what it's like working at Rhino Africa? Well, we love being part of the Rhino Crash for many reasons! However, in celebration of our 19th birthday, we've whittled down the list to the top 19 reasons we're proud to be called Rhinos.
1. We Make our Travellers' Dreams Come True
First and foremost, we love working at Rhino Africa because we make travellers' dreams come true! Many people will only dream about seeing our vast African landscapes, majestic wildlife, and fascinating cultures in person. However, we have the power and first-hand expertise not only to make it happen but to make it an extraordinary experience!
Just read some of our past guests' raving reviews. Thank you to every one of our guests who helped us get an excellent Trustpilot rating of 4.9/5!
2. We’re the World's Best Safari Company
Although we're not a boastful bunch, some things are worth being loud and proud about! Our Rhino Crash has worked hard consistently to earn our stripes as the World's Best Safari Company.
3. We’ve Got Big Hearts
Our love for our continent fuels everything we do at Rhino Africa. Therefore, our main purpose as a company is to protect and uplift our local African communities, wildlife, and landscapes. We have Impact Partners we support to help us achieve this, like the Good Work Foundation, that's Africa's first digital learning campus model. They are helping to drive digital learning while connecting rural communities to the rest of the world, reimagining education, and creating job opportunities in Africa as a whole.
Then there are the sweet little faces at Khumbulani Daycare. We love visiting and supporting this haven for the vulnerable, in particular children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, and it's a cause that's very close to our hearts.
4. We’re Big on Impact and Saving Africa’s Wildlife
Africa's brimming with wondrous wildlife, and we want to keep it that way! By partnering with conservation heroes like WildlifeACT, we strive to protect our most vulnerable species from extinction, so that future generations can also marvel at their magnificence in real life.
5. We're the Authority on Luxury African Travel
Our CEO and Founder, David Ryan, is a highly influential voice in the travel industry, not just in South Africa but globally and in the LGBTQ+ space. He's a proud ambassador for IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association) and has been awarded for his positive influence in the travel industry.
6. We Only Work With the Best in Africa
When you want the best, you need to work with the best. We have all the top suppliers on speed dial and have long-standing relationships with premium luxury brands like Londolozi, Singita, andBeyond, and many more.
7. We Show Up like Pink Flamingos
We've got a whole list of credos we live by, but one of our favourites is to "show up like pink flamingos". What does this mean? Well, we're bold and love a good party! We don't just show up – we show up with pizazz!
8. We're One Big Family
We're more than a bunch of employees working in a building. We're like family! And we really mean that. Becoming a Rhino is an honour. And although we're a diverse bunch from all walks of life, we share a treasured bond.
9. Unforgettable Moments in the African Wilderness
We live and breathe Africa. Travelling through our continent is our favourite way to spend our time, and we do it extensively! One of the many perks of working at Rhino Africa is getting incredible travel opportunities.
10. We Believe in Transparency
At Rhino Africa, we're all in the loop of what's happening in the company. We believe this is important because it ensures everyone is on the same path and working towards the same goal. We do this through bi-monthly company updates and regular meetings with the leadership team.
11. Our Green Office Space in the Heart of Cape Town
The Rhino Africa HQ is anything but dull! We've created a green hub, so we love going in to spend our days there. From evergreen plants adorning our office building (seriously, they're everywhere!) to eco-conscious initiatives, we believe in caring for our planet and ourselves. Plus, the coffee’s really good!
12. Inclusive Employer
Our home in Cape Town is one of the world's most gay-friendly and diverse cities. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, it can be daunting to show your true, authentic self to your employer. However, you don't have to waste a second stressing about this at Rhino Africa! With many of our Rhino Crash being loud and proud LGBTQ+ members, including our very own CEO and Founder David Ryan, you can rest assured you'll be welcomed with open arms. We're very proud of this inclusive culture we've fostered.
13. Melting Pot of Cultures and Languages
Our home country South Africa has 11 official languages, so it only makes sense that this is reflected in our Rhino Crash. Many of our Rhinos speak two or more local languages. Plus, we also have German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese-speaking Rhinos hailing from all over the world! We strive to talk to our guests in their home languages whenever possible.
14. Collective African Expertise of over 350 Years
Our Travel Experts have slept in the beds, dined on the food, sipped the wine, savoured the G&Ts, marvelled at the wildlife on the game drives, and more. And it's for this very reason that they're so unbelievably good at tailoring itineraries for our guests! Each and every one of them has decades of experience, and it shows. They are what makes us the Best Safari Company in the world. Go on, reach out to them, and you'll see what we're on about!
15. Leaving a Legacy in Africa
We practise what we preach. When we say we're big on doing good and making a difference, we mean it! For example, we've done multiple charity runs to raise money for worthy causes, we frequently visit Khumbulani to give the little ones some love, spread some cheer, and so much more. Furthermore, for every seven guests we bring to Africa, we ensure a sustainable job is created!
16. Personal Growth
Our Rhino Crash is only as good as our Rhinos. Therefore, we believe in helping you become the best version of yourself through ongoing in-house training, opportunities to expand your skill set outside the company, and so much more.
17. Rhinos Get a Kick out of Being Naughty
Wait, what? Yes, indeed, it's true! We love being a little naughty. This means we are responsibly rebellious, take calculated risks, and are definitely not shy to be the first to try something! In fact, we love entering uncharted territory. And this is especially true when creating a better experience for our guests through innovation and disruption.
18. We Challenge the Status Quo
If you're looking for the run-of-the-mill, vanilla company, move along because we're anything but that! We don't just accept, we challenge, and we always like to stay just that little bit uncomfortable because no one has ever achieved great things in their cushy comfort zone.
19. We Push the Boundaries
We always strive to be the very best versions of ourselves, which often means pushing beyond what we thought was possible. We ask questions, have an insatiable appetite for knowledge, and love looking at the world through a different lens.
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By deciding to book your trip with us, you directly contribute to making this life-changing magic happen. Reach out to our Travel Experts, who'll tailor-make the ultimate African adventure for you using their first-hand experience and connections collected over many, many years.
Looking for a new career opportunity? If you decide to join the Rhino Crash as one of our beloved team members, you'll not only get to enjoy these 19 perks of working at Rhino Africa, but you'll help leave a lasting legacy on our magical continent. You can keep an eye on our Careers Page for any exciting new vacancies that might tickle your fancy.
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