After a lengthy six-year negotiation with TANAPA and the chief warden of Serengeti National Park, Serengeti Migration Camp has finally triumphed in its quest to relocate its booming hyrax population. Also called rock rabbits or dassies, the feisty little mammals have been an issue ever since The Elewana Collection took over the property a decade ago from the previous operators.
More than 20 years of undisturbed breeding has resulted in a hyrax population explosion. These cute little critters have been the cause of many complaints, some more severe than others. Elewana is thrilled and very relieved that the negotiations proved successful to both the camp and the hyrax. Rather than being exterminated, they will be captured and released across the river where they can live and breed happily.