Adoptions

Never alone

“HHAYI NEZE”

Never Alone

At “Africa for Africa” we give you the opportunity to adopt wild animals while they are still walking free. Below you will find information on the categories of adoption which will allow you to participate at multiple levels based on your ability to donate and contribute.

All the adopted animals are collared and monitored via satellite with the two Rhino species being monitored very closely due to their vulnerability and high rate of poaching. For the other species,i.e. Elephant and Lion, only the dominant animals in the herd/ pride will be collared to reduce the overall stress on the animals, however, this will still enable us to track the herd/pride. For these species, even though only the dominant animals will be collared, the whole pride/herd will be available for adoption at a lower rate than the collared animals. The monitoring of the animals is done by Wildlife Act at Somkhanda Game Reserve (See History of Somkhanda).

 

The adoption options are as follows (see below for details):


Parental Adoption (main adoption)

Adopt a Black Rhino

Price: R30,000 per annum per animal

The adoption can be done by an individual, company or a group not more than 5 people.  The person, company or group that adopt the Rhino get to name the Rhino. This name will never change even when the original adoption “parent” no longer can continue with the adoption.

Every two years of adoption you will be invited to a darting and dehorning experience (For more information on dehorning and darting experiences please email us).

You will receive:

  • A Quarterly update on wellbeing of the animal
  • A photo of the animal as well as a birth/ adoption certificate.
  • A one of a kind t shirt with photo of your adopted animal
  • An Africa for Africa branded cap
  • 20% discount on your 1st visit to Somkhanda and once a year after renewal of adoption

Adopt a White Rhino

Price: R20,000 per annum per animal (less threatened than Black Rhino)

The adoption can be done by an individual, company or a group not more than 5 people.  The person, company or group that adopt the Rhino get to name the Rhino. This name will never change even when the original adoption “parent” no longer can continue with the adoption.

Every two years of adoption you will be invited to a darting and dehorning experience (For more information on dehorning and darting experiences please email us).

You will receive:

  • A Quarterly update on wellbeing of the animal
  • A photo of the animal as well as a birth/ adoption certificate.
  • A one of a kind t shirt with photo of your adopted animal
  • An Africa for Africa branded cap
  • 20% discount on your 1st visit to Somkhanda and once a year after renewal of adoption

Adopt a Collared Elephant (main adoption)

Price: R40,000 per annum per animal

The adoption can be done by an individual, company or a group not more than 5 people.  The person, company or group that adopt the elephant get to name the elephant. This name will never change, even when the original adoption “parent” no longer can continue with the adoption.

Every two years of adoption you will be invited to a darting/dehorning/collaring experience (For more information on dehorning, darting and collaring experiences please email us).

You will receive:

A Quarterly update on wellbeing of the animal
A photo of the animal as well as a birth/ adoption certificate.
A one of a kind t shirt with photo of your adopted animal
An Africa for Africa branded cap
20% discount on your 1st visit to Somkhanda and once a year after renewal of adoption

Adopt an Uncollared Elephant 

Price: R10,000 per annum per animal

The adoption can be done by an individual, company or a group not more than 5 people.  The person, company or group that adopt the elephant get to name the elephant. This name will never change, even when the original adoption “parent” no longer can continue with the adoption.

You will receive:

A Quarterly update on wellbeing of the animal
A photo of the animal as well as a birth/ adoption certificate.
A one of a kind t shirt with photo of your adopted animal
An Africa for Africa branded cap
20% discount on your 1st visit to Somkhanda and once a year after renewal of adoption

Adopt a Collared Lion (main adoption)

Price: R20,000 per annum per animal

The adoption can be done by an individual, company or a group not more than 5 people.  The person, company or group that adopt the elephant get to name the elephant. This name will never change, even when the original adoption “parent” no longer can continue with the adoption.

Every two years of adoption you will be invited to a darting/dehorning/collaring experience (For more information on dehorning, darting and collaring experiences please email us).

You will receive:

A Quarterly update on wellbeing of the animal
A photo of the animal as well as a birth/ adoption certificate.
A one of a kind t shirt with photo of your adopted animal
An Africa for Africa branded cap
20% discount on your 1st visit to Somkhanda and once a year after renewal of adoption

Adopt an Uncollared Lion 

Price: R10,000 per annum per animal

The adoption can be done by an individual, company or a group not more than 5 people.  The person, company or group that adopt the elephant get to name the elephant. This name will never change, even when the original adoption “parent” no longer can continue with the adoption.

You will receive:

A Quarterly update on wellbeing of the animal
A photo of the animal as well as a birth/ adoption certificate.
A one of a kind t shirt with photo of your adopted animal
An Africa for Africa branded cap
20% discount on your 1st visit to Somkhanda and once a year after renewal of adoption

Foster Care (secondary adoption)

Foster Care (secondary adoption)

Price: starting at R6,000 per annum

The person, company or group that choose this option will help with the upkeep and wellbeing of an already adopted animal (see tab adopted animals)

You will receive:

  • A Quarterly update on wellbeing of the animal
  • You will receive a foster parent adoption certificate
  • An Africa for Africa branded cap
  • For a donation between R10,000 and R20,000 you will receive 15% discount on 1st visit to Somkhanda and once a year on renewal of your adoption
  • For a donation between R6,000 and R10,000 you will receive 10% discount on 1st visit to Somkhanda and once a year on renewal of your adoption

Symbolic Adoption

Symbolic Adoption

Price: starting at R100 per month

You can donate an amount of your choice towards a specific species of animal, however, we encourage a minimum monthly donation of R100 as this makes more financial sense (to offset the cost of administering the donation process) for the company.  One-time or annual donations are also welcome.

The following species can be adopted using this method:

  • Rhino
  • Elephant
  • Lion
  • Vulture
  • Cheetah
  • Wild dog
  • Leopard

 

You will receive:

  • a species adoption certificate.
  • a photo of the species of your choice
  • a species card
  • a soft toy (if so desire) or Somkhanda T shirt and cap