Category: Conservation Education

Conservation volunteering in Big 5 private Game Reserve, South Africa

Conservation volunteering in South Africa Exclusive opportunity! African Quiver is excited to announce an exciting relationship with a prime 30 000 hectare private game reserve near the Kruger National Park in South Africa. This reserve is home to the fabled big 5 as well as only 13 land-owners who spend their private time there. The reserve has created a research department in order to inform their management practices relating to…

The Kalahari Wilderness in Botswana

The Kalahari Desert is one of the world’s largest semi-arid areas and spans portions of Namibia, South Africa and most of Botswana. The region is harsh and dry and in fact, its name, Kgalagadi, means great thirst. It is similar in appearance to the great Sahara Desert but possibly even drier, considering the lack of surface water but also lack of wells. Despite this, the region is a wilderness icon.…

Flippy comes to camp

Not long after arriving in our new camp at Korongwe game reserve we had our first encounter with a famous local resident, Flippy. Stepping out of my tent one afternoon, I heard the telltale cracking of tree branches coming from the river bed opposite that I now know means one thing: elephants are in town! I rushed over to the picnic benches to secure the best view, where a small…