Alison is currently volunteering at CCF Namibia from the United Kingdom as a working guest. While there, she will be sharing her daily experiences with us so that we can have a first-hand look at what life is like as a CCF volunteer!
“Yesterday we did game drives in the afternoon – a big sweep of the reserve counting all wildlife and the distance from the road. This is done every month to record the overall wildlife of the reserve, which is also monitored by camera traps. We also did a night drive last night which was really spectacular we saw oryx, steenbok hares, aardvark, leopard tortoise,
hartebeest, cute jackals and this huge bullfrog which Callum caught.”
“Bullfrogs are a bit dozy, so they just sit there making a huge noise like they’re just waiting to be caught. We were hoping to see leopards which are quite common on the reserve, but instead we were lucky enough to spot a serval which hasn’t been seen live for over 10 years at CCF – they have only been seen in photos and videos caught on camera traps.”
“This morning I was woken by this little chap tapping on my window – a hornbill – quite a few around CCF.”
Tune in tomorrow for Alison’s seventh day!
To find out how you could volunteer at CCF Namibia, please read our pages on Internships and Working Guests.