“We all love Africa’s rhino, and the battle raging for their survival is real and urgent. Yet,conservation can be tough work. If you are lucky to be in the field it is physical and demanding. If you are involved in the awareness side of conservation or in advocacy, the endless meetings and strategy sessions can make you weary, when you feel you are making headway, but too slowly.
So, now and then you have to do something to remind yourself why you do the work you do!
That’s what this expedition is about. The beauty of rhino and our love of the bush.
18 months ago we conceived of a walk to vent our frustrations with the on-going slaughter of Africa’s rhino. On 3 August 2012 we begin that walk and during our expedition we aim to encourage greater collaboration and unity amongst all rhino related initiatives both in South Africa and abroad.”
Zululand Walking Safaris led the group of walkers for 1 day through the Pongola Game Reserve and for 2 days through the Zululand Rhino Reserve. Sleeping under the stars and walking through the bush everyday is truly an amazing way to your spend time and when you doing it for a good cause it makes it even better.
During our portion of the trail we managed to find 3 Black Rhino, one sighting was absolutely amazing with a young Black Rhino bull standing a mere 15m from the group. During the night while sleeping around the fire we were woken by the sounds of a Leopard calling in a drainage line near by and later we could hear the soft grunting sounds from a pride of lions close to the camp. With a ceiling full of stars and the sounds of the African Bush to put me to sleep it was by far one of the best nights sleep I have had in a while.
Check out the Rhino Reality site for more information http://rhinoreality.org/Rhino_Reality/Rhino_Reality_Asian_Awareness_Campaign.html