Saturday, 23 August 2014

Volunteer Update - Week 32

 Week 32 volunteers.

"I have had a great week here at Neuras and gained some good research skills to assist with tracking carnivores. My favourite activities would have to be exploring the nearby canyons and of course meeting and feeding the cheetahs at the Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre (NCCC)."
Leisa Woodhouse.

"The highlights of the week were the day trips to the NCCC and Sossusvlei. Feeding the cheetahs was a fantastic experience especially because Matt and Kate know each of the cheetahs so well - it was a special experience. The day trip to Sossusvlei was also amazing, it was a totally different place to go exploring with the breathtaking views from the summit of "Big Daddy"! I had an absolutely fantastic time at Neuras and am very sad to leave."
Lauren Howard.

"A suggestion of camping in the back of the station wagon watching for Mountain Zebra was amazing. The stars were bright, the moon fantastic and magical and the opportunity to be out in the wild listening to the Zebra was such a high. Preparing well with a hot water bottle, sleeping bag and blanket made for a very cool night."
Cat Anscomb.

"I absolutely enjoyed my time at Neuras, exploring the terrain on game counts and the two day trips as some of the highlights. For the week that I was there, there was an abandoned baby Kudu which had to be fed everyday and was amazingly cute!
Overall Neuras was a 10/10!"

Daina Waters.

"Thanks for everything Matt, Kate and Corne. I have had a fantastic week here at Neuras. Everything has been great, but my favourite activities would have to be the exploration of the canyons, the day trip to the NCCC and a great wine tasting and cheese platter from Corne."

Yasmin Rother. 

Monday, 11 August 2014

Volunteer Update - Weeks 28 to 31

Week 28 Volunteers.

Poppy Stanbury.

Week 29 Volunteers.

Week 30 Volunteers.

"What we liked most and caught our attention was the different ways to search for the big cats; VHF and GPS tracking, observation of tracks and scatology.  Although, despite all these efforts and the ways and the many tracks it is very difficult to spot the animals as they really melt into the surroundings!
The trip to the Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre gave a close look at the way cheetahs respond to humans, moreover it is great to have a place that large for cheetah that cannot be released back into the wild."
Robert Vanden Eede and Christel Pissoort.

Ellie Cole.

Canyon hike in search of leopard caves (no luck this time but still a great view!)

Week 31 volunteers.

"Volunteering at Neuras was a very special experience. Researchers, staff and coordinators were so knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. Merlot the Kudu crept into my heart and I wish him a long happy life in the wild soon. Thanks Matt for performing "Superman" jumps numerous times at Sossusvlei. Neuras is a magical adventure and definitely worth a second visit!"

Lesley Ings.