- Hi Sherie and Brett, Hope you are keeping well and the camp is getting busier by the day. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you both for a fantastic Easter weekend at nDzuti, we had a fantastic time and would highly recommend it to anyone needing to escape the city and relax. We still talk about the rhino that Brett chased and the lioness with the baby cubs. We will definitely be seeing you guys again, maybe sooner than later!! Thanks again for your hospitality Sally & Simon- Sally & Simon Bradish
News & Updates
Winning the Rhino War only to lose again?
Poaching Rhino now (2010) and then (1995)
Will this scourge of Rhino poaching never cease? As I considered writing about this topic so close to my heart I feel picture stays the same somewhat. The numbers grow , arrests are made, there was simply nothing to say that hasn’t yet been said. But with the almost daily bombardment of shocking images, blaring headlines and sad statistics on tabloid and screen there is a fury growing and maybe this is what we require.
Years ago during the transitional years of South Africa there was also a sudden surge in rhino poaching and at that time, together with our team of committed colleagues we formed Rhino Monitoring Units. This was probably the first in the now extensive field of Volunteer Tourism and was a proactive effort to prevent poaching by a strong presence and vigilant monitoring. Understandably this is no easy task when we are talking free roaming rhino in extensive reserves. To monitor rhino we made use of technology. Then we used the ground-breaking invention of the GPS and grid maps to plot rhino movements and home ranges. We were donated camera equipment by Cannon and lugged bulky video and still cameras around the bush to later print out rolls of film and edit hours of video tape. Technology was the answer; we even researched micro chipping the rhino horns with tracking devices that would be activated upon removal from the body and generally looked to modern electronic devises to make the monitoring both ground breaking and fun.