Of all the Big Five species, rhino are perhaps the easiest and certainly the safest to track. If approached properly, they make for relaxed and fascinating subjects to study. Rhinos have quite poor eyesight, but excellent hearing and smell, so rhino encounters are all about understanding the wind direction, and being quiet! Two of our favorite locations to follow rhino footprints are Desert Rhino Camp in the vast Palmwag Concession in Namibia – a stronghold of the very rare desert-adapted black rhino – and Amanlinda Lodge in the Matobo Hills National Park in Zimbabwe, where their larger cousins, white rhinos, can be found. Both rhino populations have been extensively studied, which means that the guides and trackers tend to know where to find them. Especially in Namibia, the first part of the adventure may well be by vehicle, before walking when you get closer.