2-3-day guided experience through the Pilanesberg National Park
Game drives in Big 5 territory
Rhino Identification and DNA Collection Project
Hot Air Balloon Safari
Sunrise over the African bushveld, helicopters, game vehicles, scientists, and you, all congregate in the early morning.
After a briefing session, you will be deployed to your game vehicle, where you will then follow the tracking signal and helicopter to the rhino that will need to be chipped.
At this point the animal will be darted from the air. The drug, M-99 takes around 12 minutes to take full effect and sedate the animal completely. Once the animal is down the teams will follow the vets into the site.
The animal will stay down for around 20-30 minutes within which the work needs to be completed.
Each person in the group will have been given a task to complete on the animal, as time is of the essence; you will need to assist with one of the following: resting heart rate, body temperature, blood samples, measurements of shoulder height, horn length, spine length, feet size, molar imprint etc.
Once the samples have been taken and the rhino has been chipped for anti-poaching, the antidote will be administered after which the animal will get up and move off.
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Even our guides can’t make it sometimes – if an allocated adventure guru cant make it, one of our other Nomadical gurus will step in. We will keep you informed should this happen.
This is Africa, so yes, we need to talk about the political climate. For the current status on the safety of visiting anyone of our destinations, please contact your local embassy. As much as we would love to, Nomadical holds no liability for guest or group safety.
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