PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
If you’re after a truly immersive experience, Phinda Rock Lodge is the place to stay. You’ll feel like you’re in the heart of the bush here as the lodge is set into a cliff face (but don’t worry, you’ll have all the modern comforts you could possibly need). With just six suites all providing sweeping panoramic views of the reserve, there’s no better place to start your African adventure.
Your days will be spent exploring Phinda Private Game Reserve as you’ll become part of their huge conservation effort and will have the unique opportunity of touching an anaesthetised rhino during the notching procedure.
After a briefing with the conservation team, you’ll embark on an afternoon drive to learn all about rhinos before the real work begins the following day. Working closely with the veterinary team, they’ll be soaring overhead in a helicopter in search of the rhino while you and your guide follow in hot pursuit in a 4×4 safari vehicle. Once the animal is located and darted, you’ll arrive on the scene.
And while you observe the vets in action, you’ll know that your choice to embark on this once-in-a-lifetime experience is directly funding this integral work.