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.
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 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!