Photo courtesy of Kerry Orphanides

10 pupils had the privilege of a trip to Humani for 5 nights. Our accommodation overlooked the Turgwe river and there was a constant stream of wildlife coming to drink.

All pupils had some training of firearm safety and target practice and the Learner Guides had the experience of hunting an impala under supervision of a professional hunter.

Early morning was the best time for our bush walks and there certainly was plenty to look at with the bush being so dry including wild dog and elephant herds. The habitat has good birding opportunities and interesting plants with the palm forests and riverine vegetation.

Bush-craft included string making, traps and fire making – all skills which would help on a survival course! Overcast weather and rain brought some relief from the heat and increased the animal and insect movement making for a very good game drive on the last afternoon and there were plenty of lion calls at night.

Thanks to Humani for hosting us and the adults who gave up their time to teach the pupils – an excellent experience.

Penny Raynor
i/c Conservation & Learner Guides

Photos courtesy of Kerry Orphanides

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