Can you imagine to live inmidst of the stunning nature of a South African National Park? To join the only exclusively female anti-poaching unit wordwide to protect the animals in the park? Or to monitor the fascinating animal and plant life of South Africa? Manuela from Germany did exactly that! Read about her experience volunteering in a South African National Park below.
The Balule Camp is a wildlife reserve which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa. It is known for its abundance of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo). Tourist safaris are organized within the wildlife reserve, but it is largely used for research work and so you will find many doctoral and master students there as well.
The projects’ main tasks are connected to collecting data for their research. During my time, these included looking for snares, finding rhino clues in the reserve and attaching cameras to marula trees.
What I liked best was the simplicity of the camp and the closeness to nature – I would return there anytime!
I really enjoyed my time there and I am still missing the camp today.
Manuela from Germany
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