Zululand Rhino Experience

(5 customer reviews)


2 Week Experience | All Inclusive | Excl. Flights & Processing Fee | Selected Dates | Ideal for Students | Additional Travel Support

Ideal for 1st year+ vet students 

If you’ve been searching for an entry point into animal husbandry, wildlife rehabilitation and wildlife veterinary medicine to gain some in-person, practical experience, you may be restricted by the cost or quality of the options out there. For this reason, we’ve designed an exclusive package just for vets-in-training that is both affordable and of high quality. It’s built around our principles of collaboration, credibility and accessibility by connecting communities and exceptional projects and experts. Read more here.

Your experience includes

Inspiring rhino rehabilitation

Reserve and orphanage experience

Add-ons available

Credible wildlife vets

Practical clinical EMS and AHEMS sign-offs

24-hour support crew

Professional airport pick up and drop off

Complementing activities and conservation topics

E-learning courses

How to apply

  1. Express your interest here.
  2. Once your initial registration has been approved you will be invited to set up an interview here.
  3. A deposit request to secure your spot will be sent to you.


Selecting only 2 students per two weeks, the Zululand Rhino Experience aims to bring conservation to life with a combination of rhino rehabilitation, pangolin protection, plus wildlife vet shadowing. The experience includes the following highlights…

Clinical EMS:

Observe/participate in clinical procedures (when possible)

Rhino de-horning (when possible)

Husbandry skills:

Wildlife handling

Wildlife observation

Wildlife and / or captive routine health care

Wildlife conservation:

Assist with wildlife rehabilitation

Human-wildlife conflict, anti-poaching, and conservation techniques

Conservation in the community:

Wildlife education

Environmental conservation

Find out more here.

5 reviews for Zululand Rhino Experience

  1. Madeline Lang

    Nottingham, United Kingdom

    An incredible experience for an AHEMS student wanting to experience South Africa and wildlife to its fullest. The whole ZRO team is amazing and super friendly! I can’t recommend highly enough

  2. Mia Larke

    University of Nottingham , United Kingdom

    A once in a lifetime opportunity to work with some amazing South African wildlife. The team couldn’t have been any nicer and got us involved in as much as possible! Would definitely recommend!!

  3. Emily Wall

    Uni of Nottingham, United Kingdom

    I had the most unbelievable trip at ZRO as part of vet student AHEMS and I cannot recommend it enough. I got to experience so much of what Africa has to offer whilst working alongside some very special rhino orphans. The team were super friendly and supportive, and I only wish I could have stayed for longer. A perfect trip for anyone passionate about getting involved in conservation, learning lots, and having loads of fun!!

  4. Ruby Edmiston

    University of Nottingham, UK

    I had the most amazing two weeks at ZRO!! It was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to work up close with such a rare and beautiful species. I loved getting to know each of the individual rhino orphans and it was a privilege to play a small part in their upbringing. The ZRO team was so welcoming and really helped me feel at home there. The support from Roger at TEP prior to and during the trip was second to none!

  5. Gabriela Sabat Ortigoza

    University of Edinburgh, Scotland

    It was an amazing experience with the most wonderful baby rhinos! My friend and I were there for two weeks and it was incredible! Each of the rhinos have such a different personality and they are so adorable! The whole team at ZRO were always super helpful and made ups feel like part of the team! We also had Roger’s support during the whole experience (even when our flights got delayed). I loved working with the team and all the babies!

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