Ophélie & JulieReviews

Ophélie & Julie: friends adventure – Volunteers in June 2018

“Hello ! We are Ophélie and Julie. We are 23 years old and come from Belgium. We stayed at DAKTARI for three weeks. We wanted to volunteer abroad and were looking for a project that was meaningful to us. As future childhood psychologists, we wanted to work with children. Taking care of animals and the environment were other…

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mongooseAnimal Stories

Enrichment of the mongooses enclosure

This month, we renovated the adult mongooses enclosure by adding more logs and plants. The volunteers arranged the enclosure so that it looks more like their natural habitat. Old tyres from the cars were also recycled to make tunnels and provide the mongooses something to climb on. We are adding fresh branches to the enclosure every…

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Alix BelletReviews

Alix Bellet – Volunteer in July 2018

Alix comes from Belgium, she is 18 years old and stayed 2 weeks at Daktari. “I was looking for an organisation that would allowed me to work with animals. DAKTARI was the only one that allowed me to feed them, clean their enclosures…And I loved taking care of them. Martin, the cheetah is the most impressive animal…

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Beth & ChimoyaAnimal Stories

Some DAKTARI animals released

We recently said goodbye to our Meerkat family. Twelve of our meerkats left DAKTARI to be rehabilitated. Only Gasper and Tikki stayed behind because they are quite old and have lost some of their teeth. Gasper was the first to arrive at DAKTARI in 2010, follow by Tikki (2011) and Madonna (2014). The family then…

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TippiReviews

Tippi’s experience at DAKTARI

In my perspective, Daktari’s project represents the future for the next generations of Africa. Before I had even heard about Daktari -along with their project, I already had similar ideas I could see myself building in the future. Reconnecting humans – and especially the children, with their inner instincts, respect, love and bond with nature…

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Marltons donationNews

Great South African corporate support!

We recently received generous donations from South African corporates. L’OREAL donated some beauty and body care products. They will be given to the children who come to DAKTARI as a reward after their accomplishment of the week. It is a wonderful way to encourage them and to learn about hygiene. The leader of the Pet Industry, Marltons, donated some…

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Karin, Gerwin, Nils & BjornReviews

Karin: volunteer with her family – Volunteer in May 2018

My name is Karin and I’m from the Netherlands. I’m at Daktari with my husband Gerwin and my two sons Nils (14) and Bjorn (10). When we’re planning this holiday we really like to combine working as a volunteer and meeting other cultures and experience the nature. Daktari offers that. Especially the education program for…

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