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ANIMAL UPDATES!

We are glad to share the following animal updates with you! DASSIES The four youngsters of the dassie family had grown significantly so we decided it was time to let them go! We released the family of 6 altogether at the end of June. We keep feeding them from time to time to help them [...]

500 food parcels delivered!

DAKTARI keeps supporting the communities during these difficult times by distributing food parcels. So far, we have distributed 500 parcels, or 42,000 meals to 9 different villages. Let us take you through the whole process so you can have an idea of how we do it! How did we choose the families? We work with [...]

Check out our new dorms!

Before coming to volunteer for a year, our marketing manager Silke set up a fundraiser for our organization. She raised almost R27.000 and decided to use that money to renovate the dorms for the children attending our environmental education program. The dorms were in need of a new lick of paint and some renovations and [...]

Doing some maintenance around the camp

July was a busy month here at DAKTARI. With a big group of volunteers we couldn't possibly let everyone teach the whole day. But luckily there was still a lot to be done around the camp! We split our volunteers into two groups. These two groups switched daily between teaching and maintenance. That way everyone [...]

Thelma can see again!

Last week our volunteers that Thelma, one of the children that stayed with us for the week, couldn't see well. Volunteer Maria "Madu" jumped in right away to help her. Thelma wasn't able to follow our environmental education program as easily as the other kids in her group as she couldn't actually see properly. She [...]

Farewell, Lily

The end of May was quite rough here at DAKTARI. Those of you who came to volunteer with us in the last couple of years will definitely know Lily. She's a duiker that was raised here and then released on our reserve. Every few days she still came into the camp to get some birdseed. [...]

Our kitchen is finished!

Back in November, we set up a campaign to collect funds for a new kitchen. A few months later, we are excited to announce that it is finally ready! Anyone that's been to DAKTARI before knows our kitchen wasn't really equipped to cook for big groups of people. There was barely enough room in there [...]

The Inside Oaks Project

Saturday March 9th was a big day for Eva Diesel and her brother Steven. The duo came all the way from Corsica a few months ago for their Inside Oaks Project.  The Inside Oaks Project is a part of street artist JR's big Inside Out Project. For this instalment of the global art project 72 portraits [...]

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