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Is 2020 YOUR year?

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This year is the perfect year to hop on a train, plane or automobile and head out to the bush and experience something incredible!

We have some great on-going projects here at Ulwazi and we have our paws full of cheetah, lion, elephant and hyaena monitoring, alien vegetation mapping and removal, data collection, input….to name a few!

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It is with great excitement that we have released our 2020 dates which include a NEW one week option!

Find our starting dates below:

Febuary 1
March 8
April 18
June 1
July 16
October 1
November 12

We have ONE, TWO and FOUR week options available from the above start dates.

Don’t hesitate to drop us an email or a chat on Facebook, we are here to answer any questions you may have.

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Get in touch to get involved!

 

 

Only 5 days left!

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AFAR Traveler’s Choice Awards 2019 Finalist Nomination – Ulwazi Volunteer & Research Programme.

We are extremely excited to announce that Thanda’s research organisation – Ulwazi – has been nominated in the AFAR Outfitter Category (subcategory: Travel for Good) with just 7 other companies, and alongside the well known and established AltuVistas and Intrepid Travel.

Ulwazi offers volunteers the opportunity to participate in the day-to-day management of a Big-Five reserve and in ongoing research projects. Welcoming anyone over the age of 16, Ulwazi is an affordable once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Please take a moment to vote (as many times as you like!) , the support would be greatly appreciated by our Thanda team.

Voting URL: https://www.afar.com/sur…/afar-travelers-choice-awards-2019…

Voting closes July 17,2019.

If you would like any other information about our programme, please get in touch!

Rhino Make-over Day!

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As we all know, these magnificent creatures have been facing a plight of poaching for many years, however in efforts to deter the unnecessary slaughter of our beloved rhinos we actively de-horn where needed.

The rhino horn is made of keratin which is the same material as fingernails or hair and holds no medicinal value at all. The horn grows from a growth plate and can be ‘trimmed’ multiple times throughout its life.

The process of de-horning is extremely efficient with our wildlife and veterinary teams usually only taking about 20 minutes to complete.

Even though it is a speedy process, it is also extremely costly and we do our best to encourage donations to continue this valuable work. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to our next adventure in the bush!

 

After a good rain!

 

Everything seems to have things to do and places to be!

We have had a lovely bit of rain in the last few days and oh has it energised the bush!!

Termites have taken flight, bees are harvesting pollen, birds are drying their wings and millipedes are moving house!

The roads also take a beating when the rain comes down heavily, with fine clay-like soil it becomes muddy and easily washes away. Being a part of the Ulwazi team we assist in combatting soil erosion and learning new methods of road maintenance.

Come get your hands dirty! if you would like to join us for our one of our 2019 courses, ask us how!

 

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