A soul enriching and true African experience awaits you at the Mkhaya Game Reserve as you breathe, live and work around Black and White Rhino’s.
Eco-volunteers feel humbled, scared and thrilled by the intimate experience of wrangling these phenomenal 3-ton beasts. Take in every movement and stance of these wonderful mammals, feel the leathery skin, yellowish brown to slate grey on White Rhino’s and the grey/brown/white colour of the Black Rhino, respect the daunting horn of compacted hair and marvel at the improbably shaped heads as they become clearer when slowly moving toward you at the Get up close and personal with black and white Rhinos at Mkhaya Game Reserve. Quietly kneel in the dust of this paradise, observe these private creatures and breathe in their awesome presence.
These Black and White herbivores compensate for terrible eyesight with a heightened sense of smell. These are solitary animals who only come together to mate and to see a courtship between Rhino’s is a true reward, it includes snorting and sparring among the males or a male will ‘bluff and bluster’ by swinging his head from side to side and running away repeatedly. The White Rhino, the most social of the species, has a distinguishable shoulder hump to support its large head and is notably the largest land mammal, behind the elephant, which leaves you overwhelmed and reminds you that you are the guest.
Fall asleep to the sound of Rhino breath, humbled and surrounded by Black and White Rhinos living together is almost unbelievable, getting up close and personal with black and white Rhinos at Mkhaya Game Reserve, you are getting up close and personal with the real world.