Help protect rhinos and win a luxury safari, courtesy of Safari Footprints

During a translocation, the rhino is tranquillised and its eyes are covered to keep them free from dust. Photo courtesy of Matt Copham

During a translocation, the rhino is tranquillised and its eyes are covered to keep them free from dust. Photo courtesy of Matt Copham

RCB's friends at Safari Footprints are raising money to translocate a family of rhinos from poaching hotspots in South Africa to safer and more secure environments here in Botswana, where they will be well protected by RCB and the Botswana government.

The cost of moving one rhino is in the region of USD $45,000. To help raise the funds, Safari Footprints is raffling two breathtaking luxury safaris valued at USD 50,000 and USD 75,000 respectively. Find out more about the itineraries here: safarifootprints.com/rhino

To join this initiative, all you have to do is donate either USD $500 or USD $1,000 on their website safarifootprints.com/rhino. Each donation includes one entry into the draw for the corresponding safari and the chance to WIN one of these exclusive experiences. Entries are limited to 150 donations per safari. Once Safari Footprints reaches its goal of 300 tickets sold, they will have raised USD $225,000 – enough to airlift five rhinos to safety.

Choose your safari and donate at safarifootprints.com/rhino

The rhino is coaxed into a transport truck for the next exciting stage of its journey. Photo courtesy of Matt Copham

The rhino is coaxed into a transport truck for the next exciting stage of its journey. Photo courtesy of Matt Copham

How will your donation help?

The rhinos will be relocated from poaching hotspots in South Africa to diligently safeguarded areas in neighbouring Botswana. The cost of moving one rhino is USD $45,000.

Funds raised through this raffle and your generosity will support two projects – Rhinos Without Borders and the Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Project – which aim to relocate dozens of imperilled rhinos, with the help of RCB. 

Your donation will cover expenses including rhino capture operations, veterinary fees, quarantine care costs, armed security during quarantine, transport crates, transportation to the airport, aircraft charter hire, transportation to the release site, electronic tracking devices, and post-release security and monitoring.

To donate and be in with a chance of winning, visit safarifootprints.com/rhino

The vet sedates the rhino for its journey to safety. Photo courtesy of Matt Copham

The vet sedates the rhino for its journey to safety. Photo courtesy of Matt Copham

Boma Night – you're invited!

Join Safari Footprints and other guests for a uniquely African evening in aid of wild rhinos on Saturday 17 June at an exclusive venue in Greenwich, Connecticut.

To secure your ticket for this fabulous evening, simply contact Matt on matt@safarifootprints.com to take part in the Rhino Rescue raffle draw.

The rhino leaves its container for a new life in Botswana. Photo courtesy of Matt Copham

The rhino leaves its container for a new life in Botswana. Photo courtesy of Matt Copham

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This initiative is organised by Safari Footprints. Please direct any questions to Matt at info@safarifootprints.com