Rhino is listed as one of the critically endangered species due to illegal poaching for its horn. Several conservation measures have been put in place for its protection and one is through fencing off their natural habitats within the national parks. Private conservancies such as Ol Pejeta have also taken huge steps in protecting the rhinos and ensuring they continue to breed.
Here are the top 5 places to see a rhino in Kenya;
- Nairobi National Park – the park is within Nairobi City and can be accessed through the main gate at Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters.
- Aberdare National Park – the park is in Nyeri county and it takes about 3 hours to get there by road
- Lake Nakuru National Park – lies approximately 150 kilometres to the west of the capital Nairobi. Here you will be lucky to meet both the white and black rhinos.
- Tsavo West National Park – very popular with travellers arriving on the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa. The Ngulia Rhino conservation area is one of the largest rhinos protected areas in the world.
- Meru National Park – located north of Nairobi, this park is one of the coolest places to travel to in Kenya. Lots of streams ensure a greenery environment throughout the year.
In total, we have about 18 rhino conservation areas in Kenya managed by the national government, county government and private sanctuaries. They include; Masai Mara Triangle, Solio Ranch, Ol Jogi Ranch, Ruma National Park, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy among others.