Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Pictured above during a visit by On Track Safaris you can see some of the computers that have been donated. We've now created a small IT centre where the children are learning basic IT skills, under Tara's guidance.
Our main priority continues to be the kitchen upgrade. Our kitchen building fund is nearly there and we very much hope we can appoint a builder to start work before the children return to school after their summer holiday.
Written by Will Fox
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Will and Dairen have worked together with big cats for many years, not only becoming great friends but sharing a wicked sense of humour.
Pictured above are Dairen and Will waiting to film a sequence for the TV film and below Will, Dairen and the film crew, getting ready for a leopard capture. The film will be on your screens sometime in 2013, meanwhile Dairen has sadly returned to his home in the USA, but Will has plans to work with him next year in kenya. We will be offering a very special 'one off' Safari to join Will and Dairen helping a Lion research project to catch and collar Leopards in Northern Kenya.
Sunday, 11 November 2012
Over the couple of months I will regularly post examples of Conraads work on our facebook page for everyone to enjoy, but in the meantime I thought I would give you a taster of his pictures.
On Track Safari then please get in touch with Carol and let us know your preferred travel dates.
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
“Lynsey is coming to the house.”
Carols excited words came as she checked the GPS collar updates from Lynsey one evening after supper.
Not, I hasten to add that we have collared our friend Lynsey (who runs Black Leopard Camp), but rather the leopard that we named after her.
We caught Lynsey on the Thaba Tholo Wilderness Reserve in August, as part of our leopard research program. She was then fitted with a GPS tracking collar that allows us to monitor her behaviour and movements without any further intrusion. She was up and around none the worse for wear very soon after and is providing some great data for the program. It’s vital work that is needed to protect the species. However on this occasion it gave us an exciting times as well, knowing that a Leopard was hunting in the area around our house.
It was too dark to be able to see much that evening, but Carol was back in the office at dawn checking the collar data on Google Earth. Which told us she had settled in the grounds around our home.
Carol was excitedly shouting from the office, ‘she’s here, she’s right here!”
I already knew.
As I opened the blind in our bedroom Lynsey was sat under a tree about twenty meters away, looking quizzically at me.
We are usually up and about very early, but on this particular morning we enjoyed breakfast on our bedroom stoop with a Leopard checking us out.
How cool is that!
Written by Will Fox