In February, eight intrepid outdoors enthusiasts from the US embarked on an incredible 12-day, multi-sport adventure across Laikipia, all to raise money for rhino conservation. Their trip was organised and run by Adventure for Rhinos - which, as their name suggests, creates unforgettable experiences for guests while raising money for wildlife conservation efforts.
As part of their itinerary, which involved cycling through the Laikipia wilderness and hiking Africa’s second-highest mountain - the adventurers cycled through Ol Pejeta, where they met Najin and Fatu, the last female northern white rhinos in the world, as well as the blind black rhino Baraka. They also enjoyed a well-deserved rest at Kicheche Laikipia Camp.
If hiking and biking sound like a way that you’d want to help raise money for conservation, the Adventure For Rhinos team has planned another trip between the 1st and 12th of February 2021.
This adventure is geared towards raising money for a rhino revival fund - which aims to support a detailed study to determine the scope and scale of additional rhino territory in Laikipia. The project is managed by the Laikipia Forum which is a conservation network and non-profit organisation that has been involved in rhino conservation since 1992.
Thanks to sanctuaries like Ol Pejeta, the population of rhinos has increased in Laikipia. To sustain this growth, there is a need to ensure that rhinos have enough space to thrive.