Combating Rhino poaching through tourism

Thanda Safari’s groundbreaking strategy to combat poaching and conservation issues. Thanda works in partnership with the Wildlands Conservation Trust on the “Project Rhino KZN” focusing on intensive anti-poaching programs. With its unwavering commitment to conservation and environmental stewardship, the lodge sets new standards for the tourism industry. Through sustainable tourism practices, wildlife conservation efforts, community empowerment, and responsible dining, Thanda Safari is playing a crucial role in protecting the planet and preserving the natural wonders of South Africa

South Africa, 17th Jun 2023, King NewsWireThanda Safari Lodge, nestled in the heart of KwaZulu Natal’s wilderness in South Africa, stands as a beacon of hope, renowned for both wildlife conservation and sustainable tourism. Thanda has implemented a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at protecting the natural habitat and preserving the rich biodiversity of this remarkable region as well as the endangered animals. Blending luxury with responsible practices they ensure memorable experiences for the guests while educating them on conservation and sustainability issues.
At the heart of Thanda Safari’s mission is the conservation of wildlife. The reserve spans over 14,000 hectares and is home to an incredible array of animals and bird species, including the Famous Big Five.

Thanda embraces the principles of sustainable tourism by offering career advancement, community education, as well as skill development programs, supporting local communities. Critical initiatives include their Rhino program. A highly skilled environment management team focuses on combating rhino and elephant poaching in the region and participates in expansion programs for some of these endangered species. Currently 1 rhino is still being poached every 16 hours in Africa, and the impact of rhino poaching is reducing biodiversity and leading to extinction of the species.
Thanda also offers guests interested in conservation, the unique opportunity to help contribute to the protection and monitoring of key animals, by booking the “Collars and conservation package”. During a 5 night stay guests get the opportunity to join the Conservation Team in identifying, sedating and placing collars on key animals.
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