Limpopo and KZN
I asked every intern and volunteer what their favourite moment has been so far whilst being on Karongwe and this is what they said (for some the choosing of an absolute favourite moment was impossible): Emilie – Flippy (the largest bull elephant on Karongwe) walking...
Rhino Challenge Week Day 1- Life’s Dirty in the Bush We started the week with a day without showers. Currently, the rhinos have a limited water supply as there’s been a drought here for the last two years and a lot of the dams and waterholes have dried up completely....
The Veranda Upon arriving for my 3 month internship, one of the main concerns I had was how to engage with a group of 20+ people whom I had never met and had all been here on base a month prior to my arrival. The one thing that helped me through this greatly was the...
Ok, so if you know me, you’ll know I have the biggest weakness when it comes to babies….seriously though, who doesn’t? There is nothing more infectious than the smile of a toddler playing in a crèche trying on your sunglasses or a mother lion giving her cub a...
First off; look at that sexy picture. Just take a moment and look at the line work, shading and color, if that doesn’t make you want to jump on a plane and come over, nothing will. Ok, so now that’s out of the way, let’s get down to it. It’s...
“This girl is my sister!” How those words filled me with warm fuzzies on our recent visit to Diputhi, the local primary school within The Oaks community. This phrase came from a year 7 student as I laughed with her and her friends on our way back to class, where we...
It was a pleasant end to the blistering month of March on a slightly breezy Monday afternoon in the South African Lowveld. The hornbills were flapping about gracefully and the sun was poking his head out just enough to keep you comfortably warm, but not so hot that...
The GVI wildlife research internship has been an experience of a lifetime. I had always wanted to venture to Africa and see the incredible wildlife it is home to. I have just finished my Zoology/Ecology degree so I thought Africa would be the best place on earth to...
If people were to have told me that I would be enjoying South Africa this much I would have told them that they were wrong. However, it turns out I am wrong. Against a mountainous back drop, Karongwe Game Reserve is what many people would class as paradise. Stunning...
Over the past 6 weeks Karongwe has been blessed with well over 150mm of rain. This includes having 77mm dumped in the past 5 days. With the rain brings new life, in plants and animals. A lot of the antelope species in the area try to time their pregnancy for when the...
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