3 Places to See Rhinos in Their Natural Habitat

Rhinos in Africa
Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park, South Africa. Photo by Kevin Folk on Unsplash

Rhinos are fascinating animals and one of the most threatened species on the planet. These animals have been hunted for centuries because their horns are believed to contain healing properties and therefore are worth a fortune. Poaching is still a major problem in Africa, despite the efforts of local conservations. If you want to see rhinos in their natural habitat, here are the best places to do so.

South Africa

Two of the areas with the greatest population of white rhinos are Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park and Kruger National Park in South Africa. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a rare black rhino as well.


The Darmaland region in western Namibia is home to the largest population of free-roaming black rhino in East Africa. Plamwag Reserve and Etosha National Park are the places to go for rhino spotting. The highest chance of actually seeing them is during the dry season (from April to October) when the rhinos come to drink at the waterholes.


Ol Pejeta Conservancy in the Laikipia region of Kenya is the largest black rhino sanctuary. Local communities and private landowners have joined forces to create a massive conservation area for wildlife to roam free, away from the dangers of hunters and poachers.