The next two weeks would be spent in a remote jungle in Mondulkiri volunteering at the Elephant Valley Project. Our day was divided into two parts; elephant observation, where we learnt all about the different elephants, and secondly volunteering. The jungle took us a while to get used to, in the first few days it… Read More

Hello! My name is Sophie, I’m from the UK and I am currently setting out on my travels to Cambodia! I am 18 so decided to take a gap year before university. I have just spent the past 3 months travelling New Zealand so I’m ready and excited to go and explore a different country.… Read More

So this week Spirit decided to live up to his reputation with Ginny falling victim! Having had a great week of galloping through the bush at high speeds, we were beginning to take for granted that anything can happen when riding in the bush.   As we set off to go ‘flying’ as Temba likes… Read More

Time seems to have flown by this week! After a very sad farewell to the majority of the gaps in the early hours on Saturday morning the 7 of us remaining set off on our trip to Kruger ready for a weekend of camping in the bush. The journey there consisted of several horror stories… Read More

So on Sunday we were informed by Ali, one of the grooms for the horses, that the two tame elephants, Mujaji and Twali had escaped. Apparently, some school boys had left the gates open overnight. They were now wandering around with the wild elephants. Despite this being great fun for the elephants it wasn’t a… Read More

We’ve finally arrived at bush house, seeing some impala on the way. The landscape in South Africa is nothing like I ever imagined it’s beautiful and full of greens and reds. Unfortunately the weather didn’t want to cooperate the following day. Although a kudu did wander into our back garden. Thursday was amazing and after the… Read More

Can’t believe that we will be back home soon. We’re all really excited to be going back home, although in some respects I don’t understand why as we’re going to freeze. So if anyone reading this is picking up one of our troublesome lot please make sure your car is nice and toasty for us… Read More

This week has been a bit busier than last week and we’ve spent lots of time getting to know the reserve. Last Wednesday, we went in to the bush for a cooked breakfast – the spot was so quiet, I kept having to remind myself that we were in the middle of the bush and… Read More

This week saw the formation of the dream team that is “The Elephant Clan” – or more accurately Arthur made the name up for us while he, Amos and I crawled through a fence to escape the tame elephants who were having a bit of a tantrum to say the least! We spend every morning… Read More