Sorry for the delay in posts! It can be pretty hard to find a cellular signal out in the middle of the African bush… who would’ve thought that?!?
Yesterday, everyone got quite the treat. We started our day with a hearty breakfast and some light work cleaning and preparing the Buffalo bomas (holding pens.) Then before lunch, everyone got together and took off to see the world’s largest land animal, the African Elephant!
While here at the Elephant sanctuary, everyone had the opportunity to learn about how incredible these creatures really are. Did you know an elephant will drink up to 250 litres of water every day, and can drink up to 25 litres in one single gulp?! These guys are absolutely massive! When presented with massive objects, our awesome volunteers definitely know how to turn them into massive opportunities to get to hand-feed the elephants like Jabulani.
After having a blast chillling with these guys, we headed back to the game reserve for lunch, and then spent the afternoon finishing up our work in the Water Buffalo bomas by clearing grass, weeds, and buiding up our muscles when we had to chop through the thick stuff!
With a lucky group like these guys, of course we couldn’t even make it back to base without running into Giraffes! We had a fun time giving them all personalities and making up what they would say to each other when they go out on dates!
With that beautiful sight under our belt, we spent the evening building fires for our hot water, enjoying a traditional African braai, and sitting around the bonfire sharing stories and fun facts about each other. What a day!
Until next time!
-Casey & Dan