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.
This week’s Shamwari diaries take a look at 18-year-old me’s first foray into independence and re-living the moment a long term dream came true, when I first stepped foot into Born Free’s big cat sanctuary…
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.
Lately, I have found myself in a reflective state of mind. Reflecting on my work, my goals, the small successes of the campaigns I’ve joined
Volunteering report: Shamwari Game Reserve & Born Free Foundation’s big cat sanctuaries Before there was blogging… Or perhaps at least before sites such as WordPress
So, the ‘Voice of Conservation’ may not have returned, but hopefully this blog played its part in bringing in a new competition?! Exciting! (Note: In
I started this blog on the 31st July 2011 after being inspired… or perhaps jealous… of the Voice of Conservation winners. For two consecutive years
Today I find myself reminiscing my adventures in South Africa, as so often I do. Though I no longer agree with all the naive tourist
Whilst Born Free Foundation and Shamwari Game Reserve have had their own Facebook pages for some time now (of which – of course – I
I recently came across Born Free Foundation’s wildlife prints for sale after a link was posted on their Facebook page. The drawings are of some of