Sera Rhino Sanctuary, Sera Unique Experiences

Not only did the establishment of Sera Rhino Sanctuary help to reduce capacity pressures in those areas (a growing problem for rhino sanctuaries in Kenya) but it also represented a shift in Kenya’s endangered species conservation model – empowering indigenous communities to take the lead. With rhino horn worth more than gold on the black market, the poaching threat remains high for rhino sanctuaries across Africa. But there have been zero incidents of poaching in Sera since its inception, a testament to dedicated scouts and strong community support. Tourism income to Sera is booming too, thanks to Saruni Rhino – a lodge that offers guests the unique opportunity to track black rhinos on foot.

Six calves have been born in the Sanctuary since 2016, and as of 2020, the population stands at 16.

The Sera rhinos are monitored on a daily basis, and their location, body condition and behaviour is recorded into monthly reports that are shared with NRT and the Kenya Wildlife Service. Motion-sensor cameras have also been set up at each water hole in the Sanctuary, which provide images of rhino and other wildlife to support monitoring efforts.

To boost biodiversity in the area, over 70 impala have been moved from Lewa Wildlife Conservancy into the Rhino Sanctuary.

 

 

  • Tracking takes place either early in the morning, leaving camp at 6:00am, or in the afternoon around 3:30pm and each session can last for up to 3 hours;
  • Guests undergo a full security briefing ahead of tracking from a Samburu guide and the conservancy rangers who accompany the walking safari;
  • Approximate Rhino whereabouts have already been communicated to the rangers by the rhino monitors and guests are driven to within the nearest rhino location;
  • Leaving the vehicle, guests can walk for up to 1.5 hours in search of the rhino – traditional Samburu tracking methods are used approaching in safety to within metres of the endangered black rhino;
  • Guests remain in safety observing the rhino in its natural habitat for as long as the rhino allows!

  1. Rhino tracking
  2. Game viewing
  3. Bird watching
  4. Hiking
  5. Rock climbing
  6. Camping
  7. Cultural immersions

You will receive detailed GPS directions to the Sanctuary and support in planning your adventure once you have booked.

Rhino Sanctuary Access 

Residents

Adult – 1000 KES per day

Child – 500 KES per day

Non-residents

Adult – 3000 KES per day

Child – 1000 KES per day

 

Rhino Tracking 

Residents

Adult – 2000 KES per walk

Non-residents

Adult – 5000 KES per walk

 

 

 

To book please contact Reuben Lendira (Sera Community Conservancy Manager ) on sera@nrt-kenya.org  or call him on (+254) 0720201433.

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A secret gem.

 

Melako Bandas is a self-catering banda set in the shade of Doum Palms and acacia trees on a stunning sand river. It is a fantastic little private paradise; a perfect little gate away for family and friends with an open area living room, a fully furnished kitchen and two en-suite bedrooms with three beds in each.