Gamepark Week

Hello everybody!

So sorry to be without updates for the last week, but rest assured we had the most amazing time.

As a group we grew so close together all while learning about the incredible wildlife and scenery of Africa. The whole time doing our part to give back to the communities and reserves we visited.

 

Pictures always say it better than words so I have plenty here for you all!

Our first day we arrived at the new game reserve settled into our huts and then went out for a game drive and game walk.

Our Homebase

Our Homebase

Heading out for our first gamedrive

Heading out for our first gamedrive

Our first Giraffes

Our first Giraffes

Learning about ants nests on our game walk

Learning about ants nests on our game walk

Our first bonfire

Our first bonfire

On our second day we got straight into our work removing a fallen tree from the gamepark path and clearing out alien invasive plant species. Then that afternoon we went to visit the amazing Cheetah project.

The team getting stuck into a fallen tree on the path

The team getting stuck into a fallen tree on the path

Sleepy cats

Victor with the Cheetah

Victor with the Cheetah

Jenny and the Cheetah

Jenny and the Cheetah

Cheetahs playing around

Cheetahs playing around

Bernie's amazing picture of the Sefval

Bernie’s amazing picture of the Sefval

Jordan and the Cheetah

Jordan and the Cheetah

Mel with the Cheetah

Mel with the Cheetah

Lewis taking a selfie with the Cheetah

Lewis taking a selfie with the Cheetah

Mary Ellen with a Cheetah

Mary Ellen with a Cheetah

On our third day we continued with our work removing alien plant species around the gamepark and then went to the incredible Elephant interaction.

Taking out invasive plant species

Taking out invasive plant species

Ele Pumba Ele Family

Jabulani getting a scratch from her mum Rachel

Jabulani getting a scratch from her mum Rachel

Victor and Dan with Rambo

Victor and Dan with Rambo

Abi and mary Ellen with Rambo

Abi and mary Ellen with Rambo

Cat and Katherine with Rambo

Cat and Katherine with Rambo

Mel and Sienna with Rambo

Mel and Sienna with Rambo

Iulia, Temba and Jo feeding Rambo

Iulia, Temba and Jo feeding Rambo

Our Fourth day we went to visit Zulu Croc and reptile centre to learn about the Snakes and Reptiles of South Africa. That afternoon we travelled to the beautiful Hluhluwe-Imfolozi gamepark to look for the Big 5 animals (Elephants, Rhinos, Buffalo, Lions and Leopards).

Sienna touching the snake

Sienna touching the snake

Feeding time

Feeding time

Bernie and Iulia putting on a model show

Bernie and Iulia putting on a model show

Kathleen with a new friend

Kathleen with a new friend

Beautiful views of Hluhluwe

Beautiful views of Hluhluwe

Gorgeous scenery

Gorgeous scenery

A white Rhino in Hluhluwe

A white Rhino in Hluhluwe

Giraffe on the road at Hluhluwe

Giraffe on the road at Hluhluwe

A white Rhino male taking a mudbath

A white Rhino male taking a mudbath

Buffalo and its calf

Buffalo and its calf

Cape Glossy Starling

Cape Glossy Starling

A Glorious Giraffe

A Glorious Giraffe

Sunset in Hluhluwe

Sunset in Hluhluwe

An Iguana at Zulu Croc

An Iguana at Zulu Croc

Cat with the snake

Cat with the snake

Baby Croc

Baby Croc

Croc City

Croc City

Bernie with the baby croc

Bernie with the baby croc

Doing work at Zulu Croc

Doing work at Zulu Croc

Group shot outside Zulu Croc

Group shot outside Zulu Croc

On our final day at the Gamepark we went out to Somhkanda Gam eReserve to learn all about Rhino conservation and track the Rhinos using GPS tracking on foot.

Our guide teaching us how to use GPS

Our guide teaching us how to use GPS

Lewis with the GPS

Lewis with the GPS

After tracking Rhinos by foot for an hour we came across this huge male

After tracking Rhinos by foot for an hour we came across this huge male

It has been such an amazing week that I couldn’t have asked to spend with a better group of people!

 

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