Month: May 2017

We ain’t lion These animals are so elephantastic!

So today the campers were serenaded out of bed by a wild Adam accompanied by a much less-awake Taylor (“not true”-taylor) and were shepherded to a wonderful breakfast of scrambled eggs and beans before heading to the elephant interaction park. Once there, we saw three elephants: Rambo, Jabulani, Rachael and boy were they big. And…



Hunting for alien!!!!… plants

Sorry I didn’t have much service yesterday so here is the blog for May 30 😁 Hello it’s me 🎶 First off somkhanda is… AMAZING! When we got here yesterday we were greeted by our Somkhanda guide named Kevin. Kevin has been a guide here for over 5 years now. We got all situated in…



Today was meow-nificent!

We officially hit the road this morning and started our journey to Somkhanda (the game park we will be camping in for the next 5 days woot woot). On our way we played a round of 2 truths and a lie and found out quite a bit about one another. After a few hours we…



Let’s get crackin!

Yay, the volunteers have been arriving over the past 2 days. With half going shark diving this morning and yea some may have got a little sick but they all had a truly amazing time conquering their fears and experiencing something truly unforgettable. Due to the shark diving shenanigans we had a late breakfast and…



African extravaganza

Hey there!! My name is Taylor and I am one of the team leaders for the next orphanage and game park experience here in South Africa! I am from beautiful Colorado and have been with Reach Out Volunteers for over a year now. The other team leader is Adam who is all the way from…



Hallelujah!

So, we continued to track these elephants for a few more hours with not a lot of luck. The telemetry wouldn’t stop beeping and we were clearly very close but the bush became to thick and dangerous, so we had to call it quits. After heading back to camp and having lunch then napping through…



Animal adventure!

Sawubona, The last 18 hours have been simply awesome. Yesterday afternoon we went down to the dam to look at all the different footprints. ELEPHANTS HAVE BIG FEET! We then drove to the top of the hill to watch the sunset, where I taught Rachael, Mariah and Nicole how to catch Ant Lions then make…



Beat the heat

Gee wizz woweee! After our massively hot, long walk yesterday. We finally arrived back to the camp site, where the African Insight interns then joined us. We had an awesome braai (African BBQ) with them followed by some marshmallows by the camp fire. We all told lots of stories, with the interns and our amazing…



Into the wild

After an early start we set out on our full day walk tracking and trailing some of the most beautiful African animals with Abe the best guide ever. As the day went on it got very hot and we were sweating profusely but it was all worth it when we came across a huge white…



Welcome to Somkhanda

Howdi, today we made the journey from St Lucia through to the Somkhanda game reserve. After settling into our tents at the camp site and looking at elephant dung right outside the tents, which is slightly daunting, we went for a game drive where we have spotted many animals, including the likes of impala, zebra,…



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