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Actually by the time you read this I will already be on my way. I am going to SOUTH AFRICA! Yes guys, dreams really do come true. On January 7th I will be boarding a plane to spend two weeks on the borders of the Kruger National Park (Phalaborwa).
I could not be more excited, ever since I can remember South Africa has always been top of the bucket list but due to the high costs was never realistic. Until I convinced one of my best friends that volunteering with animals was a great idea.
So for the next few weeks we are going to be working with a veterinary and volunteer team rehabilitating Chacma Baboons at C.A.R.E so they can be released back into the wild; ‘wild and free’ is something I whole heartedly believe in and I am so proud to be a part of this.
C.A.R.E was chosen after a lot of research, as unfortunately not all ‘animal centres’ in Africa are what they seem, shockingly there are A LOT involved with breeding for canned hunting and such. So please look into these things; if a centre is offering an experience with Lions, especially cubs, there is a good chance your money and time will be supporting the hunting trade. I throughly recommend checking out this group if you are thinking about volunteering in Africa.
The most exciting part? C.A.R.E is situated on the borders of the Kruger National Park, a big five nature reserve and Elephants are frequently seen at the river that runs alongside the centre. The thought of potentially seeing a wild Elephant, Rhino or Lion is something I still cannot even comprehend yet, it would make my life.
I got incredibly excited when I received my South African Rand ( It is beautiful, see below!), I can’t imagine how excited I will be when we arrive.
So things maybe a little bit quiet on here for the next two weeks, because I am a bad blogger and didn’t have time to schedule many posts, but I promise you some amazing posts and videos when I return. So please hang in there!
Until then I will try to update Instagram and Facebook as much as possible with my journey – dependant on wifi connection.
Let the adventure begin…
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