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Today was one of my favourite days at Motswiri Camp. After a tough start of the week involving lots of fence removal, erosion control, road clearing, etc., we were able to have a bit of a lie in which was much appreciated! Helena, the co-owner of Wild at Tuli, then came to speak to us about conservation and the environment. We discussed topics such as aid for Africa, living sustainably and contemporary issues concerning animals (for example: illegal trade and predator parks). I found this very informative and interesting and it has made me feel very motivated to help make a difference.
After a delicious lunch cooked by our chef Precious (which included everyone’s favourite peach crumble) and a bit of a rest, Ali and Elsa – our guides – took us on a really cool adventure walk. We soon came across a really steep rock, which required a run up and leap to make it to the top. Ali, Loren, Patrick and I managed to make it. We then all climbed a really high kopje and took some funny photos at the top. Ali then showed us his secret cave he goes to when he’s been bad and needs to hide from Elsa ;) While everyone was looking at the cave, I climbed up the back of a really tall boulder and attempted to climb down the front. This was NOT my finest moment. I managed to get stuck because I completely misjudged the distance I had to jump down at the end. I had to crawl into Ali’s arms like a baby which was so embarrassing but also really funny. Loren – another volunteer – always calls me a baby so this did not exactly help to get rid of the nickname. The others also called me “dassie” after today’s events!!! :)
In the evening we played Cambio, which was really funny as usual, and then went to bed.
Edward Beales, 18 ...
French volunteer Delphine Morin shares her experience at Projects Abroad's conservation project in Botswana:
In the African savanna I feel… peaceful. Seeing wildlife is relaxing.
To protect it I commit to… be careful and preserve natural resources in my everyday life.
This project is important because… it helps to preserve wildlife and spreads wildlife conservation awareness to volunteers and local people.
My experience in one word… Unique! I will never forget this experience.
Delphine Morin, 35 years old, France, 6 weeks of stay
Italian volunteer Paolo Avigo shares his experience at Projects Abroad's conservation project in Botswana:
In the African savanna I feel… like in paradise.
To protect it I commit to… tell my experience to other people to make them understand how important nature is and to help protect it.
This project is important because… it teaches people how important it is to safeguard the animals and nature.
My experience in one word… Amazing!
Paolo Avigo, 32 years old, Italy, 3 weeks of stay
6:30 is the start for “road repair”! We must level the ground at several places so cars can drive on more easily. 15:00 is time for “car bird census”. We go for a drive and we stop when we see new species of birds. We found about 27 species! On the road we also saw elephants and a leopard ambushing impala! After a few minutes of silent watching and excitement, the impala finally saw the crouched cat and bounced away! In camp, before dinner, we could hear elephants very close.
Delphine Morin, 35 years old, 6 weeks of say, France
Today I woke up at 6:45 and after breakfast I listened to some music. Then, with some alters, I did some easy workout and at 10:30 we left for a picnic. We went to the gorge at the Limpopo River. Along the way we saw some animals and encountered a very big male elephant. When we arrived at the river, we swam in it. After lunch and after a little exploration, I swam again with the others. Today was a beautiful day, it was funny and for the first time in my life I swam in a river.
Paolo Avigo, 32 years old, 4 weeks of stay, Italy