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 post we’re back on the reserve learning how to manage ‘cut lines’ and discovering what it takes to move a herd of kudu and eland by lorry!
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.
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!
Claws Out explores the realities of tourists and gap year students volunteering with lions and lion cubs in South Africa. From cuddling and bottle-feeding cubs to walking with lion experiences; the hard-hitting documentary looks at how these popular tourist activities conceal dark links to the canned hunting industry.
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.
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.
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.
This week concludes with World Elephant Day and its global focus on the protection of the African Savannah elephant, the African Forest elephant and the Asian elephant. For wildlife charity