In this week’s Shamwari series I spot my first brown hyena and manage to catch fleas from a dead warthog! No two days are ever the same when working at a game reserve!
In this week’s Shamwari series we visit a neighbouring reserve to go in search of ancient cave paintings and I receive some big news during a beach camping trip!
Today is United Nations World Wildlife Day; a day of global observance on the UN calendar especially dedicated to wildlife. I’m delighted to share with you ‘My Vision for Wildlife’; an interview included in this quarter’s Wildlife Times magazine from Born Free Foundation.
In this week’s Shamwari series I tackle the world’s highest bungee jump and get to go wildlife tracking on foot for the first time.
In this week’s Shamwari series I get to visit the Animal Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for the first time to meet some orphaned animals.
This week’s Shamwari series involves jumping out of a plane, and later, having my first encounter with African wild dogs!
This week’s Shamwari Series follows my first weekend in South Africa — and my first big conservation mistake of my trip — being duped into taking part in activities related to the canned hunting industry, as detailed in my travel diaries from 10 years ago.
This week’s Shamwari diaries take a look at 18-year-old me’s first foray into independence and re-living the moment a long term dream came true, when I first stepped foot into Born Free’s big cat sanctuary…
My Shamwari Diaries begin with the excitement of my first ever flight alone. Join me as I touch down in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The start of an adventure…
My heart was racing and my eyes were fixed. About 10-feet ahead was a wild lioness looking right at me. I wasn’t in a vehicle or behind a fence, but was actually there in the African wild, with nothing between us. It was my first game walk and I knew that moment would never leave me.