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 an angry white rhino charges our vehicle during a night drive and I spend my final day on the reserve.
In this week’s Shamwari series I head to Mossel Bay to swim with Great White Sharks.
In this week’s Shamwari series, we head to Port Elizabeth for some sand boarding, and I discover the importance of fire.
In this week’s Shamwari series, I return to Shamwari’s student programme, where conservation work gets physical once more, and I find myself in the middle of a herd of 26 elephants!
In this week’s Shamwari series, I visit South Africa’s only wolf sanctuary, and back on the reserve, I face the challenges of digging up bluebush!
This week we find ourselves face-to-face with a lion at nighttime, I spot the rarest mammal on the Amakhala reserve, and we find out what happens when you remove algae from a watering hole!
This week at Amakhala, we release Lightfoot the male cheetah onto the reserve and help launch a new initiative to help the local community manage an HIV and AIDS epidemic.
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.