Mallory’s Blog Feb 2017

Name: Mallory Butler Country: United States of America Project date: January 23 – February 4 2017 Why did you choose to volunteer for EHRA? I chose to volunteer with EHRA because it was rugged and not as “pampered “ as some of the other organisations I researched to volunteer at. I was looking for an …

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When Johannes first met the Ugab Elephants….

Up until around 1998 desert dwelling elephants only sporadically visited the Ugab river from the north, likely following ancient migrating routes. When we did find tracks it was mostly of a big bull in his prime, he got the name Voortrekker, meaning pioneer. The Matriarchal herds however, had still not followed.   Around 1998/99 I …

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Volunteer blog 30 November – 11 December 2015

Monday 7th December 2015 The last volunteers of the year We are the last volunteers of the year and have an awesome group. We have Simba from Germany who is here for 12 weeks, Sophia and Lukas from Germany doing this for 8 weeks, the Swiss Sylvia and German Jonas for 4 weeks. Then there …

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Volunteer blog – 19th October – 30th October 2015

(The …… are words Rachel and Victro in the office cannot read from the blog!! If you wrote them please email and let us know!!!) Hello, Hi! What a day! 3 elephant bulls(Voortrekker included) , 15000 year old wall painting and a wonderful trip through the ever-changing landscape of Damaraland. It is wonderful to know …

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Volunteer Blog – 10 – 21 August 2015

EHRA means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To some, EHRA is seeing elephants up close; feeling their earthy breath on your skin; feeling a connection with these magnificent animals; feeling humble in the presence of these silent giants. To some, EHRA is sleeping under the stars; cooking over an …

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