Limpopo and KZN
Leah Brown, the manager of our wildlife conservation project in South Africa’s Limpopo region, talks to us about her career journey and the big cat that started it all. What First Inspired You To Get Into Conservation? Like many people, my first interaction with...
The magnificent continent of Africa is home to over 50 countries and innumerable diverse cultures speaking more than a thousand and a half distinct languages. Known as the ‘Cradle of Humankind’, many believe the secret of human origin lies hidden beneath its soils....
If you have a passion for cats, or, in fact, fast cars, it’s likely you’ve read up a bit about the magnificent animal known as the cheetah. Quick, agile, and, at the same time, beautiful, these magnificent cats are the world’s fastest land animal and are, sadly, under...
I asked every intern and volunteer what their favourite moment has been so far whilst being on Karongwe and this is what they said (for some the choosing of an absolute favourite moment was impossible): Emilie – Flippy (the largest bull elephant on Karongwe) walking...
Rhino Challenge Week Day 1- Life’s Dirty in the Bush We started the week with a day without showers. Currently, the rhinos have a limited water supply as there’s been a drought here for the last two years and a lot of the dams and waterholes have dried up completely....
The Veranda Upon arriving for my 3 month internship, one of the main concerns I had was how to engage with a group of 20+ people whom I had never met and had all been here on base a month prior to my arrival. The one thing that helped me through this greatly was the...
Ok, so if you know me, you’ll know I have the biggest weakness when it comes to babies....seriously though, who doesn’t? There is nothing more infectious than the smile of a toddler playing in a crèche trying on your sunglasses or a mother lion giving her cub a bath...
First off; look at that sexy picture. Just take a moment and look at the line work, shading and color, if that doesn't make you want to jump on a plane and come over, nothing will. Ok, so now that's out of the way, let's get down to it. It's been a little over two...
“This girl is my sister!” How those words filled me with warm fuzzies on our recent visit to Diputhi, the local primary school within The Oaks community. This phrase came from a year 7 student as I laughed with her and her friends on our way back to class, where we...
It was a pleasant end to the blistering month of March on a slightly breezy Monday afternoon in the South African Lowveld. The hornbills were flapping about gracefully and the sun was poking his head out just enough to keep you comfortably warm, but not so hot that...
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