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Lockdown Bush Lessons

By Samara on April 16, 2020
Welcome to homeschool, safari-style! Keep the whole family entertained during lockdown with our series of bush lessons.

This series of short videos has been specifically designed for our younger audience but is also (we’re told!) just as entertaining for adults. Scroll down for the videos of Bush Lessons 1-8, filmed during lockdown at Samara.

For Lesson 1 we go looking for animal tracks and signs on a bush walk. Follow along and test your bush eyes!
For Lesson 2 we learn about a wonder plant called Spekboom and how best to plant it.
For Lesson 3 we learn about rock art made by the San and KhoiKhoi people and how to make our own.
Lesson 4 takes the form of a story adapted from Shona folklore by Nick Greaves and read by actor and Samara guest Jonathan Broke.
Lesson 5 takes us on a night drive to discover all the nocturnal creatures of the bush.
In Lesson 6 we learn how to set up camp in our garden or backyard, the real wilderness way!
In Lesson 7 we meet the creatures that roamed the Karoo millions of years ago, even before the dinosaurs.
In Lesson 8 we witness the team darting a young cheetah as the first step of her translocation to another reserve.

Samara Private Game Reserve is a luxury Big Five safari destination with a difference. Guests are invited behind the scenes of a passionate conservation journey to restore a unique South African wilderness. This genuine conservation participation combines with heartfelt Karoo hospitality and breathtaking landscapes to offer a safari that feeds the soul.

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