Life-changing, inspirational and heart-warming are just three words to describe Care for Wild, but in all honesty, words cannot describe this experience, it’s phenomenal!
You are immersed in the African bush from day one and the team are so welcoming. Straight away you are feeding rhino calves and providing feed for the adult rhinos in the bomas. You get to interact with the rhino and clean their bomas, make the milk formula for the calves and learn about the species from people who are so passionate about conserving these gentle giants. I was very fortunate on my trip to nurse and feed two abandoned duikers.
This included feeding throughout the day and night in conjunction with the feeds of the rhino calves. Waking up to the sound of the resident lions and hippos helps with the early morning starts and the views from the site are sensational.
Other residents include Servals, Meerkats, Bush Babies, Owls, and many more. The staff are incredible and so passionate in what they do. Other highlights included having an encounter with a Serval cub saved from a bush fire and seeing rhinos darted to take blood samples. A life-changing experience and your heart will become bigger and stronger through the work you do here. The volunteer project is excellent in making lifelong friends from all corners of the globe, who are just as passionate.
I am hoping to go back to Care for Wild after getting my qualification and becoming a registered veterinary nurse. Care for Wild is a home away from home.