A Month In Pictures - What Happened At Shamwari Throughout October?

A Month In Pictures - What Happened At Shamwari Throughout October?

Posted by Ellie Hutchin on Oct 29, 2017

October sure has been a busy month for all at the Shamwari Conservation Experience! The project staff and volunteers have encountered some fascinating wildlife, worked with some truly adorable children, and of course been hard at work helping to maintain the world renowned reserve! Take a look at this series of incredible photographs to find out more...


First of all, we would like to wish Shamwari a very happy 13th birthday! The team celebrated a 13 year-long history of conservation success this month. A big pat on the back for those guys!

Shamwari Turns 13 Years Old

The team were lucky enough to spot a well camouflaged water monitor! Water monitors are a type of large semi-aquatic lizard, and this guy was spotted as the team were driving by the river!

Water Monitor At Shamwari Game Reserve

The team also spotted a family of cheetah relaxing in the bush and taking in some sun. They first encountered these guys when they were cubs, but project staff say they are doing very well and are now all grown up!

Family Of Cheetahs At Shamwari Gae Reserve

The reserve also welcomed a tiny new member to one of their herds of elephants. Look how cute this little guy is!

New Baby Elephant At Shamwari Game Reserve

Volunteers went along to visit some of the community's children to put some smiles on their faces. They brought them some food and spent time playing in the sun. It's safe to say that those smiles definitely appeared!

Community Work By Shamwari Game Reserve

The volunteers also got to spend some time with the Anti Poaching Unit to gain some insight on how these guys protect South Africa's wildlife...

Anti Poaching Unit Shamwari Game Reserve

And last but not least, of course the volunteers have been hard at work monitoring and tracking wildlife throughout the reserve!

Volunteers at shamwari Game Reserve

We hope you have enjoyed the update from Shamwari, and now that you are familiar with all that happened there throughout the month of October, why not take a closer look at the project and how you could get involved?

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