I’ve left Moholoholo Rehabilitation Center after 4 weeks and moved on to Hanchi. It’s a barn on a game reserve that tracks and monitors the game animals. Everyday we feed, muck and take care of the horses but we also spend about 5 hours in the saddle riding around the farm. We ride english so I hope Sara Linde-Patel has taught me all I need to know to successfully ride in the African bush! We’re responsible for monitoring the baby count in the roan and sable camps and making sure there aren’t hyenas inside their fences. I haven’t even been here a week and we’ve already tracked cheetah and buffalo! We were 20m way from a herd of Buffalo yesterday! The accommodations are a tent that I share with another girl. There’s literally only room for us to sleep. There’s also no electricity and very little cell service. It’s nice to disconnect for a while though.
We go on night drives through part of the property multiple times a week. I’ve seen a couple pretty rare animals. We saw a pangolin my first day here! Pangolins look like they’re wearing armor and the points are really sharp! We’ve also seen brown hyenas and an aardvark. That ball of light in the picture is the pangolin.