The lion population across Africa has dropped by nearly 97% in the last century, with many reports suggesting that wild lions would be extinct by 2020.
Arriving back home from South Africa, it felt like the most exciting adventure of my life had come to an end. Find out how the experience has shaped the decade of my life that followed.
In this week’s Shamwari series blog post, it’s time to say goodbye to South Africa and begin the long journey home. Importantly, I also learn the meaning of the word ‘Shamwari’.
In this week’s Shamwari series I head to Mossel Bay to swim with Great White Sharks.
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This week we discover young lions playing with a discarded glass bottle, and have the exciting task of assisting the vet with darting a lioness.
In this week’s Shamwari series I say goodbye to Shamwari student lodge and move to neighbouring Amakhala Game Reserve, where I learn the ropes of volunteer duties on a relatively new reserve.
Last week, I was delighted to attend How many elephants’ inaugural event at the Royal Geographic Society, London, to meet the lady behind the campaign; designer, adventurer and How Many Elephants Founder, Holly Budge.
For the first time, the Amarula Trust are working alongside How Many Elephants to help to raise awareness around the alarming rate at which the African Elephant is being poached.
In this week’s Shamwari series the team (and our car) has a close brush with an elephant and I have the chance to see pilot whales during the breeding season.