Whenever we can we invite our safari guests to get involved hands on with our work in conservation. Next year we will be assisting in a Rhino micro chipping project and offering a special safari that includes a chance to be hands on, alongside the capture team as they dart wild rhino to fit a micro chip as part of an essential anti rhino poaching initiative.
This week Rudi (one of the guides at our safari base Black Leopard Camp), got more than he bargained for when he was assisting vets in darting Kudu from a helicopter. Keen as ever Rudi was on the ground quickly tracking and finding the sedated Kudu to check they were ok. At one point as he ran quickly through the bush to get to a sedated Kudu, he didn't notice the Rhino bull that was also close by hidden in the bush. Quick on his feet and in true James Bond style, he swerved around the Rhino (which was more interested in the helicopter at the time) and got to the Kudu, shaken but not stirred.
Written by Will Fox