Our last night at Samara Volunteer Camp January 2015
Samara January 2015.
If you want first-hand experience of the Karoo, this is the place!
Being so close to nature is not hard to explain. If you like to see hartebeest, wildebeest, kudu, gemsbok, springbok, steenbok, waterbok, blesbok, impala, duiker, porcupine, warthog, aardvark, meercat, groundsquirel, jackal, genet, bat eared fox, giraffe, cape mountain zebra, blue cranes, stork, kori bustards, fisher king, baboons, vervet monkey, to name a few, on a daily basis….ooh did we forget the cheetah?…your friends might begin to think you are very spoiled. And that’s what we think of our life at Samara for a month. And of course we won’t forget the other volunteers we met and became friends with during our stay, it was indeed priceless.
Needless to say that our staff did everything to give us the best of times. Of course we did help out with erosion control, mammal counting and bird spotting. …And we were privileged to have spent two mornings with the tracker academy, supervised by one of the 21 icons of South-Africa, master tracker Oom Pokkie…..And if you like to wear out your camera, Samara is the place!
Many thanks to Richard and Carmen.
Lucia (Switzerland), Tom and Inge (Netherlands)