Rhino Conservation Safari


  • Available dates: 9-15th of August 2021 (other dates available on request)
  • Rhino notching, darting and data collection
  • Shared conservation and safari activities
  • Fully inclusive: meals, accommodation, drinks and specified activities

Marataba, a 21,000-hectare (52,000-acre), privately managed section of the Marakele National Park, is uniquely situated where lush bushveld gives way to the Kalahari sands, in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. Take part in a rhino darting, notching and DNA collection during Rhino Conservation Week*. Two fixed arrivals, 3-night stays are available and for this week only.
Traveling on other dates? Speak to one of our consultants for exclusive or semi-exclusive camp use for these safaris.


From ZAR 34 890 per person sharing
50% single supplement applies
(Total for a 3 night stay)


From ZAR 47 625 per person sharing
50% single supplement applies
(Total for a 3 night stay)

Day 1

Upon arrival at Marataba Conservation Camps you will check in and enjoy a light lunch before the briefing with the conservation team & rhino identification to set out the logistics and goals for the Conservation activities.. You will head out on drive with the guide and veterinary team to identify specific rhino individuals suitable for the notching, as well as learning first hand about Rhinos as a species. This will be an interactive experience where guests will be allocated specific tasks and responsibilities and will will be exposed to active hands-on participation in rhino conservation work with the veterinary team of Marataba.

Day 2 -3

Early wake up call will be followed by heading out on safari in search of suitable candidates to be notched while the conservation team prepares for action. Once a suitable individual has been identified and located, guests will witness first hand what darting a rhino with the use of a helicopter involves. Once the animal has been darted and is safely down, guests will undertake their pre-assigned tasks and responsibilities before the rhino is awoken and monitored post darting.

In the afternoon head back out on safari in search of the notched individual for a follow-up. Once the notching has been completed, there will be other safari and conservation activities available such as: camera trap set up, rare species monitoring & identification, tracking, monitoring & compiling ID kits of key species.


Day 3

Your morning safari or conservation activity will be followed by scrumptious breakfast. After checkout you will head back onto Johannesburg or your next safari destination. Chat to one of our consultants for extension to your conservation safari.