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Enkosini Wildlife Trust and Makalali's Siyafunda Conservation Initiative--

Enkosini Wildlife Trust and Makalali's Siyafunda Conservation Initiative--

Old Mar 10th, 2007, 09:58 AM
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Enkosini Wildlife Trust and Makalali's Siyafunda Conservation Initiative--

Anybody know anything about the Enkosini Wildlife Trust and the Makalali Game Reserve, in which they have a program where you would spend two weeks in the bush working on various wildlife projects?

It's a volunteer program that would require roughing it (quite a bit different from our pampered life Zambia last year), but we would be helping, at least a little, to improve conditions for wildlife.

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I have been out to Makalali a few times several years ago. A friend was one of the original owners in developing Makalali. It a bit more forested in general then what you would think it should be. Having once been cattle ranches and lots of open space, the forest quickly reclaimed the land. I thought at the time they needed some planned bush burns.

As far as roughing it, thats a bit of a stretch from the way it sounds, but looks like fun. The Reserve is fenced off, so finding game will not be an issue either. The reserve is not adjacent to Kruger, so its just all the farms that dropped there fences to join the Conservancy.

If you get a chance, the upmarket accomodations and cuisine are excellent. I used to stay at the owners 'compound' which was really nice. Bush buck every am and pm hanging around.

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I participated for 3 weeks last January. Trip of a lifetime. I would NOT consider it roughing it (not compared to what it could be), unless you are planning on the Bush Camp. Check out my recent post on Makalali Eco-volunteer. I'm also happy to forward pics to an email account, but I am too technologically backward to figure out how to create a web page.
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steelijim - IIBwolf trip report is here
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I am traveling to Makalali this next August for two weeks and I am sooooo excited!!! Check out LLBWOLF on snapfish - more incredible than I could imagine. I have been on Safari in Kenya and we were pampered but this is quite nice also - and a lot cheaper.
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