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Thursday, 15 March 2018 05:29

Day Trip to Tshukudu Bush Camp

 

At the end of each week, our volunteers chose a "winner" of the week according to their politeness, participation in the classroom and their general enthusiasm and behavior during their week at DAKTARI. On Friday, the children have a ceremony to end their week and a "winner of the week" is chosen. They are rewarded with a tree that they can plant at home or at school and are invited to participate in a day trip with other winners from the other weeks. 

 

Last weekend, we took the eight children for a day trip to Tshukudu Bush Camp  for a game drive! This is a private game reserve home to the big 5 near Kruger National Park. Ian knows the reserve well as this is where he work as a game ranger and met Michele!  Our volunteer coordinator and two other volunteers accompanied the children on the drive. 

 

They saw many animals including zebra, giraffe, kudu, hippo, crocodile, waterbuck, impala, caracal and two rhino families! They learned a lot about the wildlife and animals thanks to the knowledge of the wonderful ranger Richard. The children were amazed by the animals and even got to touch three beautiful cheetahs that were raised on the reserve. This is the first time they got to see many animals in the wild. 

 

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Tshukudu Bush Camp for this wonderful day!

 

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