Rhino Tracking: Saruni guides & Sera rangers train in Northern Kenya

Saruni, the portfolio of safari properties in Kenya, is delighted to announce the beginning of the training for the black rhino on foot tracking at Saruni Rhino in Sera Conservancy, Northern Kenya.

Two of the most renowned trainers in East Africa – Tanzania-based Andrew “Moli” Molinaro and Pietro Luraschi – are in charge of training 3 x Saruni Samburu guides and 5 x Sera Conservancy rhino rangers in the art of safely guiding guests to close proximity to black rhino using both modern technology and traditional tracking skills. The training ends on 30th January, in time for 1st February official opening of Saruni Rhino.

After years of hard work, substantial investment, passion and determined commitment by Sera community members and Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), in May 2015 Sera Community Conservancy became the home to the ‘Sera Rhino Sanctuary’. Sera Community Conservancy is a vast, untouched wilderness of more than 350,000 hectares, larger than Luxembourg and Hong Kong combined. It is the first community conservancy in Africa to own and operate a sanctuary dedicated to the conservation of the critically endangered black rhino. The 54,000 hectares-large sanctuary currently provides state-of-the-art protection for 11 black rhinos relocated from Lewa Conservancy, Nairobi National Park and other areas. This move sees the rhino back in its natural habitat in northern Kenya after 30 years. (www.saruni.com)