Anita and Jamie joined us at Conserving White Rhinos and were given the opportunity to partake in many experience, including a march against rhino poaching. Anita, Jamie, the rest of the volunteers and over 200 fellow conservationists in the form of veterinary teams, game reserve owners, game rangers, anti-poaching activists, environmentalists and others from the community gathered early in the morning with their home-made signs. The march coincided with the resumption of a high profile trial in the High Court.
Anita and Jamie loved the opportunity to attend the march and every unique experience and opportunity they were given. They took part in a variety of activities on the reserve including darting a serval, physical hands on work and attending a soup kitchen.
Anita and Jamie also had a lot to say about the staff at the volunteer house. Jarrett, the volunteer coordinator “had a wealth of knowledge and such an interesting way of engaging everyone. We thoroughly enjoyed hearing about conservation, wildlife etc. He managed to make even small things so interesting. Very open manner with a real passion. Jarrett also mixed up work with rewards- canoeing, a night time game drive (star watching too), swimming at paradise. “ They also loved the housekeepers and the fact that they always had their washing complete and folded each day.
“I’ve never volunteered abroad before and Conserving White Rhinos was a wonderful experience that exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to spend special time learning about African wildlife and conservation. For me it was much more rewarding than a ‘tourist safari’, with the opportunity to have quality time with someone specially trained in conservation, and to feel that you are helping to make a small difference. It was fabulous to meet people from so many countries around the world, who were all filled with enthusiasm and brought such positivity to our time there. My last night at Kariega was so special to watch the sunset and a family of 3 elephants from our accommodation- their silhouettes will remain embedded in my memory of our wonderful stay.”
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