Wildlife ACT is excited to announce that Zimanga Private Game Reserve opened it’s doors to the first set of Wildlife ACT conservation volunteers in South Africa this week – and what an awesome week it’s been! Nestled on hill over looking the stunning Lebombo Mountain Range – Zimanga is a little treasure of Zululand and buzzing with all the signs of summer!
Volunteers Oscar, Jonny, Nina, and Svenja along with Coenraad Botha (monitor) and Rebecca Hart (In-house filmmaker) have been busy exploring the reserve and getting to know the local characters that Wildlife ACT will be monitoring over the coming months. Focus species on Zimanga are Wild dog, Cheetah, Elephant, Rhino and Leopard. Data collected of these species during the monitoring sessions will feed vital information into the conservation management plans for the reserve.
Top 3 memories of the week on Zimanga Private Game Reserve:
1. Spotting the rarely seen Zululand Leopard
2. Spending quality time getting to know the 13 strong wild dog pack on the Mkhuze river banks
3. Multiple cheetah sightings at sunset and crossing the Mkhuze river
Photos by Rebecca Hart, Svenja Burghart, Oscar Furness and Jonny Gorvett
Post by Rebecca Hart