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5* Rhino Conservation Safari Experience- 3 nights

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R 20 800 pps

*Valid From 9 August 2021
*Expiry Date 15 August 2021

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Marataba and Marakele National Park are home to a critically important, medium-sized
population of white and black rhino, which, similarly to all other rhino populations on the
continent, is under pressure from several threats. The most serious threat is the current
onslaught of rhinoceros poaching for their horn. This has escalated since 2008 to the point
where more than a thousand white rhino have been poached annually in South Africa
alone, forcing the rhino population into a serious decline. Management at Marataba
need to therefore evaluate population performance and be able to detect population trends
to ensure the persistence of white rhinoceros in the park and across the continent.

  • 3 nights accommodation @ Explorers Camp
  • All Meals and Drinks (South African premium & sparkling wines, local & premium brand spirits, beers, & game drive refreshments)
  • Rhino Contribution of R9000.00
  • Active Participation in Rhino Conservation Work
  • Day and Night Safari Game Drives/ Walks/Boating

NB!:

During Rhino Conservation Week Explorers Camp can accommodate a max of 12 adults. Apologies for the typo in my previous email. During Rhino Conservation Week we welcome guests from 16 years + (all adults). At all other times of the year, we welcome children of all ages.

The unique event will only happen once a year, and in 2021. The 2 fixed arrivals are the 09th of August and the 12th August 2021.

T&C:

Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

 

Marataba, a 21,000 hectare privately managed section of the Marakele National Park, is uniquely located in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains where the lush bushveld gives way to the Kalahari sands in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. As a contractual national park, Marataba is one of South Africa’s most innovative conservation models. From the vision of an iconic president to the unique public-private partnership that exists today, we protect the area’s diverse flora and fauna through modern and hands-on conservation practices.

Guests at Explorers Camp enjoy views of the Waterberg mountain range, bushveld savannah, and a prolific waterhole both from the tents and from the main area. The large fenced garden, swimming pool, and dedicated family tent make it an ideal choice for families.
Explorers Camp is available on a Semi-inclusive basis throughout the year.. however during the Rhino Conservation Week, we offer Explorers Camp on a per person sharing basis.
Based on this the activities will be offered on a shared basis, therefore we won’t be allocating a private guide or vehicle per booking.
Semi-Exclusive use basis for up to 12 adults and 2 children (under 16 years old) – 5 canvas tents + 1 family tent.
 
 Explorers Camp is about enriching experiences in balance with nature. Immerse yourself in the solitude of the vast, wild spaces of Marataba whilst actively participating in essential conservation projects. Dynamic and fun, yet responsible and sustainable, the activities are entirely tailored to you with a private guide and vehicle for each booking (excludes Rhino Conservation Week) to ensure the utmost flexibility.

The week is split into two departures of 3 nights each and is an incredible opportunity to get involved in the process of rhino notching. All guests at Marataba will take part in rhino monitoring and DNA collection, ending in a notching. The unique event will only happen once a year, and in 2021, the 2 fixed arrival dates are Monday 09 August and Thursday 12 August 2021. Please note that this experience is offered on a per-person basis and shared conservation activities.

Guests are welcome to book a 3-day Rhino Notching experience outside of Rhino Conservation Week at an additional cost. The Rhino Notching experience is available for guests staying at either Explorers Camp or Founders Camp between 01 February and 31 October (November, December, and January is too hot). 

 

Day1- Briefing with conservation team and Rhino identification

Day2- Darting, Notching, and Monitoring of the Rhino

Day3- Conservation Experiences & other Activities

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One of our travel creators will be in touch to qualify your exact requirements with personal recommendations.

Step 3
A quote will be sent with a couple of suitable options.

Step 4
Send us your moola!

Step 5
Pack your bags!

5 easy steps to an experience of a life time.

Step 1

Send us an enquiry for your dream holiday.

Step 2

One of our travel creators will be in touch to qualify your exact requirements with personal recommendations

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A quote will be sent with a couple of suitable options.

Step 4

Send us your moola!

Step 5

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