Limpopo and KZN

Surprises left, right and centre

Surprises left, right and centre

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...

Spirit of South Africa

Spirit of South Africa

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...

With the rains come new life

With the rains come new life

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...

The Little Things..

The Little Things..

So when you tell people you’re going to South Africa, the first things they think of are the Big Five: Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard and of course the king of the jungle; the Lion. You ask a guide what their guests want to see and naturally the Big Five is the...

What I will miss at Karongwe

What I will miss at Karongwe

Hadeda Ibis screaming through every Sundown Sky Hyenas howling their ‘whoop whoop’ at night Zebras turning to gaze their majestic stare down Duikers and Guinea fowl always running away Sophie mimics them every other day That night when the sky was clear And the moon...

The Birds Are Back!

Over the past few weeks, we at GVI Karongwe have been noticing the appearance of some of the migratory birds arriving back, after trips to Europe and other parts of Africa. Species such as the Wahlberg's Eagle, Woodland Kingfisher and Red Chested Cuckoo have been...

What A View….

What A View….

Afternoon Drives leave at 3pm, everyone clambers onto the vehicles set and ready to catch a glimpse of the animals on the reserve.  One drive is on game transect and the other is on general monitoring, the game transect drive is up in the northern part of the reserve...