We started driving around the area where we last saw the tracks heading, but with no luck. We soon started to lose hope of finding them as they might be sleeping somewhere inside the thick bush, a common trait of rhinos on a cold winter’s morning. But with one last loop around the area, my assistant guide ‘Vusi,’ with huge excitement, and grinning from ear to ear, called out, RHINO!! We very slowly made our way closer as we were not sure if the baby was with them or if she/he might run away.
As we got nearer, my heart started beating quicker and quicker, hoping that there might be a baby rhino waiting for us! At first, we didn’t see any baby but while scanning the area we spotted the little one lying down close to mom! What an adorable little creature it was. As I switched off the car, the little one got up and start walking towards us! It was coming to investigate this new ‘thing’ stopped in front of it. It was very possibly the first vehicle it had seen! His curiosity, yes it was a little boy, got the better of him and he started moving closer to us. Mom soon followed in our direction. Both rhinos were incredibly relaxed and in fact, it was as if the mom was pushing the baby closer to us to learn what we were. Her relaxed behaviour gave the baby some extra confidence. What an incredible sighting this was with a baby rhino and its mom only a few meters away from us!