My guests and I got a nice rare treat yesterday morning…
I picked up on a call over the radio from one of our neighbouring rangers that he spotted a Black Rhino on the boundary between our two properties! We dashed over and while carefully driving around, not to cause too much disturbance, we got a few glimpses of this very rare beast in very dence vegetation. I did not get a picture nor did my guests, but this image was taken by Heather Franklin, a guest from the Tanda Tula vehicle that initially found it.
Thanks to Tanda Tula Safari Camp and Heather Franklin for the photograph.
This was only my second ever Black Rhino sighting (in nearly 12 years) and the first for me in the Timbavati/Kruger area!
Black Rhino numbers are estimated at about 500-600 in the whole Greater-Kruger conservancy.
We’ll keep you posted if any more sightings are reported.