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Set in a private game reserve not far from Kruger National Park, Hanchi gives students the opportunity to experience the beautiful African bushveld from the unique viewpoint of being on the back of a horse.
The best view in the world – in my opinion at least – is that through a horse's ears! Surely every horse rider has at some point indulged the fantasy of riding through the African bush and seeing wild animals in their natural habitat from horseback. In my time I've
Join a dedicated team to capture and relocate two sub adult white rhino in September 2011! Rhino are fast becoming one of the most valuable and vulnerable species in southern Africa due to the re...
From swimming with the herd of horses at Hanchi to seeing cheetahs hunting up close and watching giraffes at sunset, it's been an exciting couple of months at the Hanchi Conservation Project ! Car...
Past volunteers tell us about their new colleagues in the bush and how volunteering at Hanchi and Zingela has landed them their dream job! Franziska Belz Research at Zingela Predator Conserv...
Meet the horses that are part of the crew at the Hanchi Conservation Project: Kalahari Kalahari is a cob cross gelding of 4 yrs old and 15.3hh. He has big white blotches on his ...
Fridays are a day for relaxation, fun, and new experiences - provided it is a hot African day. Vikki from the Hanchi project often takes the students bare back riding to the Klaserie dam, about an ...
Real progress has been seen on our community project, where ACE students have been renovating accomodation at a local orphanage. Work on six houses has now been completed at the orphanage, and now...
Report by Charlie Bullen, game monitoring and behaviour Location: Water hole Date: Tuesday 4th February 2008 Start: 12:30 Finish: 17:00 Weather: Hot and sunny The first water ...
The horses stop for a cool down whilst traversing the bush with their new volunteers
One of the largest African antelopes, the roan antelope has a gray coat with black and white facial markings, very long, pointed ears that are tufted at tip, and long horns that are strongly curved backwards.
One of the most ecologically friendly ways in which a human can traverse the bush is on horseback and the speed at which a horse walks is perfect for looking for tracks of both animals and man.
The sensitivity of the horse makes them ideal partners in traversing the bush and reserve management, ensuring game are less stressed and by nature alerting you to young and elusive animals.
Here's a picture of Max, one of the five horses at Hanchi Conservation Project
Volunteers at Hanchi manage endangered roan and sable antelope breeding herds from horseback and study some of Africa's most elusive and persecuted predators
Tracking cheetah and leopard using telemetry equipment and traditional tracking techniques is the main focus at Zingela Predator Conservation Project
It is thought that cheetahs lose between approximately 10 to 15% of kills to the hyena.
Between 1986 and 1993, the roan antelope population in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, declined from about 450 to 45 animals. At Hanchi and Zingela these animals are being bred. Volunteers monitor their densities, age and condition on horseback.
They are the only pigs able to live in areas without water for several months of the year. By tolerating a higher than normal body temperature, the warthog is able to conserve moisture inside its body that might otherwise be used for cooling. When water is available warthogs drink regularly and enjoy wallowing in muddy places.
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