November Students – Update 1

Communing with nature

Here we are at the end of week one, and already it has been truly amazing.

We have been involved in many things from cutting the fat off the meat for the cheetahs to making mince balls. We’ve fed the animals at the Centre, had the nyala eating fruit and vegetables right out of our hands, and played with Eddie (the 9 month old, super friendly and playful caracal).

Our two excursions this week have been horse riding and a boat trip down the Blyde River Canyon, which is the third largest in the world.

Being on the river was a beautiful, and extremely relaxing experience. The scenery was amazing, and we had the pleasure of seeing two hippos, duiker, bushbucks, kudu and lots of colourful birds as we made our languid way downstream.

While horse riding through the bush, were lucky enough to see zebra, giraffe and kudu. The horses were friendly, but a little bit cheeky.

There are bugs a’plenty here, and the lizards and frogs are great company.

This week we are expecting more exciting adventures. There is much more to come – so keep reading! Visit our Facebook and Flikr albums to see more photos of us doing crazy ‘African’ stuff!

From the Musketeers

Ali, Nicole and Gail 😉