September 23

Rhinos in Pictures


By Marlin Clark on
September 23, 2023

At Rhino Africa, we love rhinos so much that we named ourselves after them! As our real-life unicorns, we celebrate what makes them special by giving you a visual feast of rhinos in pictures. Keep scrolling and enjoy these chubby, prehistoric-looking creatures so dear to our hearts.


Lone rhino standing in the tall savanna grass

We may be biased, but the rhino is probably our favourite member of the Big 5

The rhino is a member of the Big 5 in Africa and is known for their horns growing from their snouts. These horns are also why they're named "rhinoceros", which means "nose horn".


Black rhino sunset walk near Okaukuejo waterhole, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Black rhino at sunset near Okaukuejo waterhole, Etosha National Park in Namibia

Did you know that the black rhino is not actually black at all? They are also called hook-lipped rhinos since their snout is shaped to help them browse shrubs and trees.


A cute rhino calf

A curious, cute rhino calf in the African bush 

It's a joy to see rhino calves in the wild. They can weigh anything between 35-65kg, so although they're babies, they weigh as much as a full-grown human adult! 


David Ryan, CEO und Founder of Rhino Africa

David Ryan, CEO and Founder of Rhino Africa, has a passion for rhinos

At Rhino Africa, we're besotted with rhinos. We make it our mission to protect this species for future generations, and by travelling with us, you also directly contribute to our conservation efforts!


Endangered white rhino

We'll continue to fight for a better future for our rhinos

It's heartbreaking, but unfortunately, rhino numbers have declined over the years. Although they once peacefully roamed throughout Africa, today, very few rhinos survive outside of national parks and reserves where they can be protected from poaching and habitat loss.


Conservation efforts of rhino dehorning

We don't just preach, we get our hands dirty to save our wildlife

Trying to save a species is not an easy task, and it can't be done alone. We work closely with our Impact Partner WildlifeACT to do our bit to try and protect various wildlife species, including the rhino, so that future generations can also admire them in all their glory. 


Our wildlife sometimes need a helping human hand.

Our wildlife sometimes needs a helping human hand

We believe wildlife should mostly be left to their own devices. However, sometimes, when the balance is thrown off, we lend a helping hand to help them get back to their former glory.


rhino mombo camp okavango delta botswana

Seeing rhinos in Botswana's vast landscapes is a real treat 

Imagine heading out on a game drive and, suddenly, you see this dinosaur-looking creature peering at you. Trust us, it's an even more moving experience than you could imagine! 


Close-up of an African White Rhino calf

Close-up of a white rhino calf, Image Credit: Marlin Clark

How adorable is this white rhino calf? They might be called "white", but as you can see here, they're actually more grey in colour. Their snouts also look different from the black rhino's, and they have a wide front lip, as they are grazers that feed only on grasses.


The African Black Rhino

Just look at those ears! 

Did you know that rhinos can't see very well? But what they lack in sight, they more than make up for when it comes to their hearing. They can pick up on lower frequencies than human ears, and sounds can be twice as loud.


White rhinos in Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya

White rhinos roaming freely in Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya

Rhinos are generally a bit more like introverts, mostly living as solitary animals except when mating or raising their little ones. However, interestingly, the white rhino is more extroverted, often seen roaming in a crash of up to 15 rhinos.


A Black Rhino in the Etosha National Park

A solitary black rhino in the Etosha National Park

Look at that impressive horn! Unfortunately, this horn is also threatening the rhino species' survival. However, the reality is that the rhino horn is made of keratin, just like our nails. Therefore, it really has no medicinal value.


The African White Rhino Crash together

Crash of white rhino looking like they're posing for this picture

A group of rhinos is called a crash, which is also why we call our Rhino Africa team the "Rhino Crash"! Head on over here to see the faces behind the World's Best Safari Company! 

Come See Rhinos in Real Life

A picture might be worth a thousand words, but nothing comes close to seeing rhinos with your own two eyes! Let's start planning your dream African safari, and we'll make sure you get plenty of delightful rhino sightings!

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About the author 

Marlin Clark

Marlin was born in Johannesburg, but moved to Cape Town at the age of five. Growing up, he's always been fascinated with colours and shapes - the Lego blocks he was obsessed with as a kid are now repurposed as stationary holders on his desk. Marlin is inspired by all things beautiful, has a positive outlook on life, and is driven by a desire to make things that matter. In his spare time he enjoys expanding his knowledge on all things design-related, loves to travel, and find opportunities to improve his outdoor photography. He'll never pass up a good cup of coffee.

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