Month: June 2014

Gamepark Crew – Quick Updates

Hey guys Dan here just to give you a couple of updates on what the Gamepark Crew has been up to! (Casey will be uploading fullblogs with pictures once they have internet on Tuesday night) Yesterday they got stuck into their work clearing out the Boms’s (Animal enclosures) for the Buffalos. In their usual fashion…



CRECHE BLOG – Dig, Hippo, Zulu

Day 2 at the Creche has proved to be a big one! Splitting up the group again we left Charlie, Hannah, Megan and Kayla this time at the first Creche to make the bricks needed for the soup kitchen. While they were working hard the rest of us were working hard on two projects. Half…



CRECHE BLOG – First day at the Creche

Wow what an amazing first day at the creche! It is such a change from being out at the gamepark, so many smiling faces, hugs and a whole lot of noise. Driving out in the morning to the first of the two creches we are working at we were waved at by every person in…



Creche Crew – Off to the Gamepark

Hi guys, Team Leader Dan here with the other half of the volunteer group now based at the Creche. Caseys Creche group has now made their way out to the GamePark and may be without internet for a couple of days due to the mobile internet connection struggling out there. Hopefully they will have internet…



GAMEPARK BLOG – Final two days

What an incredible last two days we have had out on the Gamepark! We set off early on Thursday morning to Somkhanda game reserve where we were going to be tracking White and Black Rhinos on foot through the Gamepark using radio telemetry equipment. Though we had to get up early it was definitely worth…



Creche Crew: Finishing the Foundation!

What’s up guys! This morning we made a new friend who is traveling with us for these next few weeks: Meet Milton, the traveling crab with a lucky claw! (Because it’s a “teeny” claw.)   Today we got it in gear and managed to pull off the toughest feat of all: finishing the foundation of the…



GAMEPARK BLOG – I’m not Lion

Now there are many animals that Africa is known for, Elephants, Rhinos, Leopards, Hippos and so many more. But only one has the title of the King! Whether you prefer Simba or Mufasa everyone loves Lions and was hoping to see one while we were out at the Game Reserve. Little did we know what…



Creche Crew: Getting Our Groove On!

Hello from St. Lucia once again! Today was filled with fun and exciting activities! We started off our day with another delicious breakfast here at Forest Lodge, we geared up and got to work making more bricks for the kitchen and working on finishing the foundation! Unfortunately we ran out of cement for the day,…



GAMEPARK BLOG – We have Contact!

Apologies on the delay in blog post, we finally have internet sorted out at the game reserve! My name is Dan and I am lucky enough to be looking after our fantastic group for the next two weeks beginning at the GamePark then heading to the Creche next week! (Due to the poor internet connection…



Creche Crew: Starting Our Foundation

Our first day with the kids of South Africa! A few of us got up extra early before breakfast to go and purchase soup and bread for the kids at the crèche, which we’ll continue to do until we finish up their new kitchen. The kitchen is meant to be a place for the teachers…



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