Restoring the Black Rhino Population

Today is World Environment Day and the focus is Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.  We cannot turn back time, we all need to focus on what we can do now. The UN are advising us “Let’s be bold, not timid.” We are aware of the amazing and fragile environment and eco system in which East Africa Safari Ventures operates and we are always looking for ways we can support the conservancies that we love to visit.  One of our favourite conservancies is Lewa.   

Since 1983, Lewa has provided a safe and suitable home for rhinos. As the first and the leading pioneer in private rhino sanctuary in East Africa, Lewa’s rhino population has grown from an initial 15 black rhinos to 169 rhinos today. 

Lewa has also partnered with the neighbouring Borana Conservancy and has merged two separate land areas to create 93,000 acres of contiguous rhino rangeland. This expanded landscape is home to an amazing14% of Kenya’s entire rhino population. 

This is the second year that East Africa Safari Ventures is raising funds for the Lewa Conservancy, through the Tusk Trust, by putting together a team to take part in the Lewa Virtual Marathon.  Joe is aiming to run a marathon in under four hours supported by a team of friends and family, including Kian and our super dog Rey to raise a total of USD 6,000.  For more information on how you can contribute to this amazing cause you can visit our Go Fund Me page. 

Below are a selection of some of our favourite images that we have taken over the years while on safari in Lewa.  Enjoy……