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Riding To the Edge of a Comfort Zone for Rhinos


What do you do when something as important as an entire species is standing at the edge of a cliff ready to tumble at any given second? Do you stand by and watch or do you rally, roar, riot, rush, run and ride to save them?

This is the question the dedicated team at Save the Rhino Trust have been asking for a while, and of course their answer was to rally, roar, riot, rush, run and ride to save the rhino.

A group of 20 mountain-bikers at the end of October this year braved the desert heat to cycle the Palmwag Concession in Damaraland.

“They were on a cycling safari through the beautiful and enigmatic natural environs of Damaraland. They were there to test their mountain-biking prowess. They were there to meet new people and make friends. They were there to have fun. But most of all, they were there to make a contribution and play their part in the fight to save Namibia’s rhinos” writes Travel News Namibia’s Elzanne Erasmus who was one of the participants on this epic journey.


Photo by Chris Botha

Elzanne goes on to explain that “The goal of the tour was to help raise awareness of the struggles faced by SRT in their efforts to protect the black rhino in the Kunene Region as well as to raise funds with which to purchase a new vehicle to use in their rhino protection endeavours. The riders came from all walks of life, different business backgrounds and most had never met before.”

To read all about their journey, how the riders pushed themselves to the edge of their comfort zone, how they feasted on their journey as well as a selection of interesting facts about rhinos, read Travel News Namibia’s article titled Roughing It for Rhinos here : Roughing It for Rhinos


Photo by Andre de Jager