After two hours drive I arrived at the volunteers house. Here I will join the Rhino Protection Project and stay for three weeks
In 2007 the farm was attacked by poachers and four rhinos were killed. Since then the rhinos are protected by armed guards 24 hours a day. You can see the story on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf3iw4ol-iY
To walk with the guards is a part of the program and if you are extremely lucky you can see rhinos mating. You can see this video on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za0DEAVtcfg&list=UUbzH9W5CljbmT2FdzFMcJ4Q
Ten days after I left a baby rhino was born so now it´s five black rhinos and two white rhinos at the farm.
To swim with the elephants is a highlight at Imire. You can see a video on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZNr8dh2O-Y&list=UUbzH9W5CljbmT2FdzFMcJ4Q
Here´s another video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7t6-8_H2EM&index=3&list=UUbzH9W5CljbmT2FdzFMcJ4Q
This 70 year old maneater operated in a junction 30 years ago where he killed many people. He was captured and taken to Imire. Here´s a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSnLWGdrkDA&list=UUbzH9W5CljbmT2FdzFMcJ4Q
This Lantana bush, once imported from Australia has to be removed as it turned out to be a bad decision. Volunteer´s worst job
Once a week the volunteers visit the nearby preeschool to play with the kids and teach them some english
This week one of the volunteers has raised money to buy shoes and socks to the children. You can see the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oLsb7Q6sv8&list=UUbzH9W5CljbmT2FdzFMcJ4Q
After two weeks on the farm I had four days off and went by bus to Vic Falls. Six hours to Bulawayo where I stayed overnight and six hours the next day.
The falls is 1708 meters wide with maximum height 108 meter. At the end of this dry period the water flow is about 10 million litres per minute compared to the highest water flow, march/april, 500 million litres per minute.
Vic Falls has become a paradise for adventurouse people with bungee jump, white water rafting, crocodile swim and other adrenaline activities
Photos from my volunteering month november 2014