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.
In this week’s Shamwari series I encounter storms and forest fires, and ignorantly make my second big animal welfare mistake of the trip.
In this week’s Shamwari series the escaped leopard makes its presence known, and we begin a major re-planting operation to repair damage to the reserve’s terrain.
In this week’s Shamwari series we get the devastating news of an unexpected death, and learn the serious business of studying poo!
In this week’s Shamwari series I get my first taste of camping in the bush and get to see the rainforest from the dizzying heights of the canopy!
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 we discover two white rhinos drowned in a river and are left with the task of figuring out what happened. We also go on a rescue mission to try and save a stranded gemsbok and I end up with a botfly larvae in my leg!