Volunteering in Africa

Foreign visitors experience the warm heart of the continent while helping with wildlife flora and fauna conservation By Jo Kromberg Africa is a complex and unique continent that attracts thousands of volunteers annually to support local communities, their territories and their wildlife. Volunteering in Africa is becoming increasingly popular and now there are a numberRead More…

Tourist traps that are cruel to animals.

Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries with a global economic contribution of almost 7.6 trillion U.S dollars. This booming industry is driven by the desire to explore and learn about new cultures. In every country, tourist attractions are constantly being refreshed and marketed as the best way to immerse yourself in the countriesRead More…

Top five videos of African Animals

Anyone who travels to Africa and goes on a safari has the hope and anticipation that they will be the one to witness another famous Battle at Kruger. However, the wild is unpredictable and timing is crucial. If you come to Africa and see the Big Five (elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo) you areRead More…

Five tips on travelling eco friendly.

With the population growing at exponential rates and global resources getting more and more scarce it is important that everyone does what they can to help our environment. Many of our volunteers that come join us in South Africa are world travellers and understanding ones carbon footprint when travelling can be tricky. In an effortRead More…

Join the fight to save the rhino

Join the fight to save the rhino! With the amount of publicity that rhino poaching has been receiving, it is tough not to be aware of the dire situation rhinos are finding themselves in. All species of rhinos; Black rhino, White rhino, greater one-horned rhino, Sumatran rhino and Javan Rhino all find themselves on theRead More…

The difference between white and black rhinos

 White Rhinos vs. Black Rhinos To the untrained eye spotting the difference between the white and black rhino can be quite difficult. Both breeds have a similar color and the same prehistoric look. Although similar, they are many differences in their look and how they socialization and interact with each other.   One of theRead More…

How to choose the best wildlife internship for you.

Deciding to do a wildlife internship in a different country can be exciting. The anticipation of learning about a new culture and stepping out of one’s comfort zone can be both exhilaration and nerve racking. It can be even more intimidating when there are hundreds of agencies, companies and programs all claiming to give youRead More…

Queen, the King Cheetah

On the Living with Big Cats – Wild Edition program, volunteers have the opportunity to see one of the most rare animals in the world, the King Cheetah. It is said that there are less than 30 King Cheetahs in the entire world, and that they are usually only found in rural areas of ZimbabweRead More…

Elephant Culling in the 1980’s Leaves Elephants Impaired Today

African elephants are the largest land-animals on earth. Though generally peaceful, timid animals, elephants can be extremely dangerous if they feel threatened or confused by humans, cars, or other animals. The elephant species live in herds and function in a matriarchal society, meaning the mother or oldest female in any given herd is the leaderRead More…

Fraise the Hippo

We arrived at Living with Big Cats – Wild Edition just before the sun went down on a Wednesday evening. The friendly staff gave myself and the volunteers a quick tour before showing us to our accommodation. By the time we settled, the sky had turned black and twinkly, and the volunteers made their wayRead More…