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Volunteer in South Africa with Afri-Campus

A young leopard with its kill, a black-backed Jackal Recalling what she learned in her training, Beth's eyes followed the direction the giraffes were gazing. It didn't take her long to realize that all of them were being watched by one of Africa's Big Five. Not too far away, a leopard lay benignly under

Why shark diving was an amazing experience that I don’t need to do again

It was cold, but I was still sweating a bit in my wetsuit, repeatedly asking myself "why". There was no point of coming to an answer, it was already too late to back out now... South Africa is an absolutely amazing country with incredible wildlife to see both on the land and in the ocean.

Why It’s Time To Start Worrying About The Rhino

Recent news about the plight of the rhino has been swarming the media, but much of it inaccurate or incomplete. Rhino conservation is an issue that if isn't addressed will soon be a concern of the past. During my recent trip to South Africa, I was able to glean some information from our game reserve

How We Can Help Stop Elephant Poaching

Teddy Roosevelt with an Elephant that he shot and killed If you are anything like me you have Googled “how to save the rhinos”, “how to help save elephants” and “How can we stop elephant poaching?” as well as similar phrases many a long night. Ever since I can remember I have daydreamed about

Kruger Park: Searching for the Big Five in Africa

South Africa's Big Five South Africa is home to some of the most dangerous, spectacular, and endangered species on the planet. Among them are some of South Africa's biggest draws, the Big Five. The Big Five consist of the lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, rhino and elephant. During a time where South Africa was exploited for