Sanctuary Retreats has strategically partnered with Rhino Conservation Botswana, the Botswana Defence Forces and other partners to translocate 20 rhino, both black and white, from South Africa into the Moremi Reserve in Botswana where they will be safer from poachers. There they are under protection 24/7 and have a greater chance for survival.
Our support was initially directed to building large enclosures, called “bomas”, that are strong enough to temporarily house the rhino introduced in the region. The Moremi Reserve was chosen as it provides suitable habitat, good security, restricted range, and existing monitoring capacity. Going forward, Sanctuary Retreats will expand its support for monitoring and protection activities on the reserve, with the help of Sanctuary guides and guests.
Guests staying at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp have the opportunity to learn about these unique animals and the process of translocating them during a presentation by our designated Philanthropy Coordinator and then journey into the reserve to view the rhino thriving in their new home.