N A M I B I A 🍃
A trip to Africa wouldn’t be complete without animals, of course. But unlike a typical safari, our first encounter with the African wildlife was quite an intimate one.
We drove through the Okonjima reserve into the AfriCat headquarters, where we got up close and (somewhat) personal with cheetahs (don’t worry- there was no physical interaction, just very very close observation!). The AfriCat Foundation undertakes various projects ranging from environmental education, research, rehabilitation as well as community support and human wildlife conflict mitigation. Cheetahs within the reserve were found either injured or as cubs without parents. They are then rehabilitated until experts deem them sufficiently able to fend for their own selves in the wild. I’ll introduce you to some of the cheetahs we met in the next post. 🐾