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Rhino Walk

Rhino Walk

Overview: Rhino Walk

The rhino walks are led by National Parks Professional Tour Guides who have years of experience guiding walking safaris in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. They have broad knowledge of the large variety of mammals in the park, and of the prolific bird and insect life. Each group is also accompanied by an armed escort scout from the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA).

At the park gate, your guide will give you a full safety briefing on what you can expect to see, what to do to get the most out of the walk, and how to stay safe on the walk. During this briefing, you’ll be served coffee or tea with a fresh muffin, as you may have missed breakfast because of the early start. To avoid walking in the heat, you will be picked up from your hotel in Livingstone in the early morning and transferred to the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park; the transfer takes about 15–20 minutes.

At around the same time, trackers will set off to locate the rhinos, helping your guide to lead you in the right direction – though do bear in mind that it can’t be guaranteed you’ll be able to find these large yet surprisingly well-camouflaged animals.

When you set out in search of the rhino, you’ll be walking at a leisurely pace set by members of the group, and can stop as often as you like. You won’t be moving the whole time, though; most of the time, you’ll be quietly observing the wildlife and listening or talking to your guide.

Once you have located the rhinos you can often get incredibly close; on our last visit we came within 20m of these endangered animals. A truly humbling experience.

When there is no large game to see, the guide will explain about the flora and fauna, pointing out the spoor of various animals, and plants that are used by local people, perhaps as natural remedies.

Throughout the rhino walk, cold drinking water will be available, and when you are about half way, the guide will look for a suitable spot where you can enjoy fresh lemonade and cookies.

What to wear You will be walking through the bush, often over uneven ground and through the vegetation, so don’t forget to wear suitable walking shoes, a hat, and bush-friendly attire.

Please note: Expert Africa only books excursions as a part of a full, Expert Africa itinerary.

Start location
Any of Expert Africa's hotels or lodges in the vicinity of Livingstone
End location
Back at your hotel
Meals included
Cookies, muffins & soft drinks
Duration
Around four hours - mornings only
Maximum group size
Eight people

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Zambia's Mosi Oa Tunya National Park is home to a small population of white rhino.

Zambia's Mosi Oa Tunya National Park is home to a small population of white rhino.

Rhino Walk reviews

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BodfromLondon

16 May 2019

"Rhino Walk review"

"Very well informed and friendly guide. …" Read Bod’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Good

Overall rating: Excellent

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