Dates: March 17-22, 2022
Enjoy this all-inclusive 6-day adventure safari including the opportunity to spend one day getting hands-on with rhinos in the wild assisting our Veterinarian team in collecting DNA samples (hair and blood samples), taking measurements, ear notching, micro-chipping and trimming the horns of rhinos that are at the highest risk of being poached. All of these protocols contribute to the protection of the species. Following the rhino rescue project expedition you will enjoy a further 3 days on a safari adventure staying at either our luxury 5-star Safari lodge which is located in the heart of the game reserve with wildlife all around you OR if you're on a budget stay at our 4-star host lodge (this is the same lodge for the Rhino Rescue segment of the trip) which is located outside of the game reserve. If you stay at the 4-star you won't see wildlife in and around the lodge. This trip directly funds the @URhinoProject (Upmost Foundation) Non-profit. Tap the SEE MORE button for pricing details-->>


March 17-22, 2022

Group size

6-20 people

Accommodation Type

Premier Hotel: 4-star (1 night), Rhino Rescue host lodge: 4 star (2 nights) & Safari game lodge: 5 or 4-star (2 nights)

Meeting point

At airport


Easy 1/5. This is rated easy.


$500 is required to guarantee your space on this trip

Payment Installment Schedule:

Luxury lodge option: $2,493 plus c/card fees x 2 weekly installment payments (Due within 7 days after deposit is paid)

4 star lodge option - $1,700 plus c/card fees x 2 weekly installment payments (Due 7 days after Installment 1 is paid)

*Pricing is based on a group of 10 people. The cost will increase incrementally for smaller groups as per the below:
Group size: 6-9: $350 plus c/card fees extra per person
Group size: 2-5: $750 plus c/card fee extra per person

If you prefer not to pay more should your group size be less than 10 people, you will have the option to either join another travel group of your choice but within 1 year of your original booking. If you transfer your booking to another travel group after 1 year you will be subject to our annual inflationary price increases.

Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance in the event you need to cancel your trip as payments are final and non-refundable. Your trip ticket is transferable with name changes allowed up to 48 hours before the start time of your trip. Payment Installment's have Covid-19 protection. See taerms HERE ).


Day 1 Once you land in Durban at King Shaka Airport, grab an Uber/taxi to our host hotel, Premier Hotel. Room check-in is open from 2pm. If you arrive earlier you can leave your bags at the front desk and explore the village of Umhlanga Rocks.

Day 2 After breakfast at 9am we depart on a 3 hour drive for our host safari lodge in Zululand (located 10 minutes from where we run our rhino rescue operations) arriving in time for lunch. The afternoon is spent at leisure followed by dinner and some local entertainment.

Day 3 Rhino Rescue Expedition: Today you will join our Wildlife Management Team bright and early for a rhino dehorning, ear notching and medical check-up procedure. Rhino dehorning has proven to be an effective measure to deter rhino poaching. You will participate in a hands-on experience with rhinos in the wild. You will get up close to wild rhinos whilst assisting the team in collecting DNA samples (hair and blood samples) and taking measurements, all of this contributing to the protection of the species. The procedure is not harmful in any way and our veterinarians and wildlife management team are highly experienced ensuring the welfare of the rhinos during the procedure.

Day 4 If you booked the luxury safari option, you will be transfered to the safari lodge after breakfast at 10am. If you did not, you will stay at the 4-star rhino rescue lodge where we will drive you into the game reserve over the next 3 days to enjoy sunrise and sunset game drives. If you are staying at our luxury Safari lodge you will have the the option to "sleep under the stars" to experience the soothing sounds of Africa while sleeping on comfortable luxury beds out on the savannah. This can be booked separately.

Day 5 Sunrise game drive, brunch, optional walking safari, lunch, sunset game drive with sun-downers followed by dinner and entertainment.

Day 6 Sunrise game drive, brunch, checkout at 10am in time to catch your flight back home or your connecting flight to Cape Town should you be extending your trip with us.