Monthly Archives: January 2015

Picture this

Disclaimer: this is a pretty long post. Sorry if it gets boring! This week has been a lot of fun. Monday and Tuesday we had a workshop with a professional wildlife photographer called Albie Ventor, who is also a field … Continue reading

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Week Two

This week’s lectures were on trees and how to ID them, and ethology, which is the study of an animal’s behaviour in its natural environment. In one afternoon I went from knowing three trees to thirty. We have to know … Continue reading

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Snakes and things

This week started with a couple of excursions. Monday morning we drove into Hoedspruit, the nearest town, to visit Khamai Reptile Park. A man called Chris with a magnificent beard gave us a talk on reptiles and introduced us to … Continue reading

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Getting Started

Second week started with a two day wilderness first aid course, which we all passed. It’s good to know if someone gets mauled by a lion or stomped on by an elephant, the rest of us will know what to … Continue reading

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Welcome to Mahlahla

I arrived at Mahlahla campus on Wednesday 7th after 24 hours of travelling. The hut on the left of the picture above is my home for the next six months. I’m sharing with another English woman, and a gecko. The … Continue reading

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