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Who has not dreamed of sneaking through the tall grass of the African savannah, the sun slowly dipping below the burning horizon, looking for the mysterious troop of lions you heard calling in the night? I held this dream with me ever since I was a child. In love with
"In my last year of secondary school was when I had to make the big decision, do I jump into a college course or, do I take a gap year and do what I've always wanted- work with wildlife! I discovered African Conservation Experience in September 2012 while attending the
By Kirsten Sharbine If I was given the opportunity, I'm sure I could write a book about how my life changed in this perfectly beautiful country, but I only have space for this article. I've spent the majority of my life fantasizing about the day that I was lucky enough
You might not expect that sign greeting you when entering your office for a day's work - unless you are a wildlife vet! Rosie Bancroft, a 17 year old zoology student from the UK hoping to become a vet, found out the perils and joys of her dream profession while
Africa gets under your skin. Everybody in ACE knows that only too well - for most of us, that's why we love what we're doing! And it's wonderful to follow someone else through their journey from pl...
ACE volunteers Marc and Peggy Faucher keep us in the loop with their volunteering journey this April - They are amongst our first Mofemedi Rhino Recovery Initiative volunteers: "After our cultu...
"I'm sure impala can climb trees," I say to no one in particular. The polite smiles from the youngsters on the Land Rover say it all: "Poor old soul -it's all a bit too much for him." I think my c...
"I graduated as a vet in July 2011 from the Royal Veterinary College in London. Despite wanting to work with small animals, it was an initial fascination with wildlife (and dinosaurs) that initiall...
"I had always wanted to visit Africa for as long as I could remember so when the opportunity arose, I grabbed it. Visiting Africa as a volunteer instead of a tourist was much more rewarding than I ...
Are you thinking of joining the Tuli Conservation Project? Conrad Goossens spent a memorable month in the Tuli block of Botswana earlier this year and shares his tips and favourite moments: "If y...
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