Please help save our Rhinos!


“We would like to thank everyone who has shared or contributed so far to saving our rhino. 

It inspires and touches the whole Okonjima family to see that there are so many giving hearts out there that care.

We still have not reached our goal, and we hope that you will continue to help, share and contribute until we can secure the future of these beautiful beasts. 

Since 1990, Okonjima has provided a safe and sustainable home for nature and wildlife. Through our ‘REWILDING’ approach we strive to protect the environment, restore nature and safeguard all its living creatures. . 

It’s about letting nature unfold, and we are just here to give nature a helping hand by protecting it from the greed of man - and here in the Okonjima Nature Reserve, providing the right conditions for nature to enter a ‘twenty first century’ level of wildness. 

Okonjima is dedicated to the sustainable conservation of critical habitat and wildlife. Our mission is to provide a sustainable ecosystem, for endangered species, heading for extinction. Which is why these rhinos are on our mind day and night, and also why we are putting all our energy into ensuring their survival and giving it our best shot to fundraise for them to continue their lives and have a future here at Okonjima, hoping that when this pandemic ends, tourism will again take over this role again.

Conservation should be a conversation where everyone is allowed to have an opinion.. and from there can work through our differences towards a better future for all living things and the health of our planet. Hopefully one day we can agree on the fact that animals should not require permission to live on earth, for they were here long before we arrived..

I know we all have problems, living on earth is not always easy and especially after Covid threw us all a curveball, but I like to believe that if we are given an opportunity to SAVE,  in a world where even the word SAVING is almost becoming as endangered as a Rhino, then lets join hands. 

We, humans have the power to choose what should exist. . . . And in this particular case, we want these rhinos to thrive and have a safe home for as long as they live. 

Thank you for listening and hope all of you who contributed and want to help save our rhinos, can share the magic of viewing these ‘chubby unicorns’ in the near future - here at Okonjima.”

Wayne Hanssen

Okonjima co-owner | AfriCat Founder


1. Rhino Mamma Package - 50k U$
(7 Available)

This package saves the life of one rhino, and as a thank you we would like to offer you a magical fully-inclusive 5 NIGHT rhino safari stay at the Okonjima’s private Bush Suite. Our Okonjima crew will attend to all your needs whilst you enjoy your exclusive guide and game-drive vehicle, thus setting the leisurely pace that bests suit you, your family or small group of friends, during your stay at Okonjima’s African House. This package gives you a unique safari experience with our rhinos. Enjoy your sunset walks with Ryan the Rhino, photographic hangouts in the bush, leopard tracking through the golden grass and watch the sunset from on a mountain top overlooking the reserve.

2. Rhino Daddy Package- 25k U$
(4 Available)

3 nights fully inclusive, at the Okonjima Bush Camp . This elegant Luxury Bush Camp is situated within the 2 000-ha enclosed wilderness area of Okonjima Nature Reserve. Each luxury bush camp chalet has its very own ‘Sala’, where you can relax, have an ice-cold drink, tea or coffee and enjoy the wildlife as it passes.
Also included in the “Big Daddy” package is one-on-one experience with Ryan the Rhino, either from a distance, or if you prefer to dust off those walking shoes and follow the rhinos for a real bushveld experience.

3. Rhino Van Gogh 5k U$
(5 Available)

A exclusive black and white CANVAS print of a RHINO photographed by Paul Martens.

4. Sansana Bush Retreat 3k U$
(2 Available)

The SanSana Bush Retreat is a 7 day immersive and transformative journey to rewild, heal and reconnect.
Together with the San, the oldest tribe in the world, we invite you to experience their age-old rituals and healing traditions by following their tracks, absorbing their knowledge whilst taking in the immense beauty of nature.
Join us as we travel into the sacred African wilderness to explore the natural world and dive into the notion of rewilding – tapping into the knowledge of the ancients to better understand ourselves. At SanSana we integrate ancient healing for modern life.

5. Chubby Unicorn Shirt - 150 U$ (50 Available)

Ryan the Rhino T-shirt and shout out on Instagram.

6. Step- Daddy Package- 10k U$
(7 Available)

The STEP DADDY gives you the sole adoption and naming of a RHINO. When you adopt a white rhino you will be able to name your rhino, receive a certificate, factsheets, photos and a personalised video of your rhino, plus regular updates on their progress.

7.Spirit Animal Reading - 500 U$

Everyone has a spirit animal. In this reading you will find tips on how to find, connect and develop a meaningful relationship with your spirit or power animal and how to integrate it as a totem in your everyday life.

8. Cyber-Daddy- 250U$
(50 Available)

Receive a personalised video from Ryan the rhino and a shout out on Instagram.

9. Rhino Wall of Fame - 1k U$
(7 Available)

Your name engraved on the RHINO WALL OF FAME at Okonjima.

10. Rhino Lover - 50 U$

Shout out on Instagram.

11. Rhino Guardian Certificate - 25 U$

You will receive a rhino guardian certificate with your name on via email.


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Peoria, IL
Africat America Inc
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