karongwe game reserve

Karongwe Game Reserve, South Africa, 2015. 

One of the most treasured experiences of my young life. At a time when poaching seems to be reaching a climax, seeing two healthy White Rhino’s with their horns still in tact was unbelievable. They had a calm nature, despite their massive size, and seemed relaxed around us. While staying in Karongwe, we had lectures on the conservation of these amazing animals, and learned in detail about the reasons that poaching is so common. Despite poaching being a cruel and unforgivable crime against these gentle creatures, it is important to understand that unlike many people in the world, poachers are often young men who have no home, and no education. This makes caring for an entire family very challenging. And in am environment where the worst crimes are paid the most money, there is little alternative.