Update on rhino numbers on the Borana-Lewa Landscape

Update on rhino numbers on the Borana-Lewa Landscape

01/02/2021

The Borana-Lewa Landscape is home  to 115 black and 105 white rhino (as of today’s date) as well as the Big Five.

Borana Conservancy, under a collaborative management agreement with Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, is now home to a ‘Key 1’ black rhino population, one of only three in East Africa.

‘Key 1’ rating is given by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s African Rhino Specialist Group to identify significant populations that are stable, increasing and have achieved continental importance. Kenya is home to just over 760 black rhinos and 620 southern white rhinos, the Lewa-Borana Landscape is home to 13% of this population.

Rhino are an ‘umbrella’ species, the conservation efforts needed to protect rhino have a positive knock on affect to the success of a number of other species. The preservation of habitat is an integral element to the continued protection of black rhino across the African continent.

For more information, please visit the Borana Conservancy website.

Photo Credit: James Lewin

Rhinos on Borana conservancy

Elephants on Borana Conservancy

Families at Borana lodge

Borana Lodge is steeped in history and style. Located at the heart of Borana Conservancy, Kenya’s newest and most successful rhino sanctuary, Borana Lodge is set against a beautiful hillside with an organic design and panoramic views. In 2007, the Dyer family, who founded Borana Lodge, made a conscious and important decision to commit all retained earnings from the commercial activities on Borana Conservancy to supporting the increased costs of conservation.

The Lodge was established in 1993 as one of the original small eco-lodges in East Africa. It has since been the prime economic driver that has enabled Borana Conservancy to secure vital habitat for endangered species.

At a time in our history when Rhino poaching was at its worst and sanctuaries were closing, we committed additional secure habitat for Rhino and to underwrite all core conservation costs long into the future.

By staying at Borana Lodge you are making a direct contribution to conservation, allowing us to continue on our truly sustainable journey, committing all profits to securing conservation integrity.

Stay for 5 nights, or more and get 10% off the total cost of your accommodation.

Under Canvas Safaris

The SCC team can arrange for a light weight mobile camp to be set up just for your group. The camp can be moved around the Northern Rangeland Trust in conservancies such as Melako, Sera, Masabit and Biliqo Bulesa where no other tourists will be.  You will experience big game and wildlife encounters all to yourselves.

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