Alex E

Sweden | July 2015

I can't choose one best experience because almost everything was amazing. My best experiences were to horse ride among all the animals, to come so close to the animals, to meet all the children at the school  and learn about the Shona culture. I also learned a lot about the animals and their situation, and also about the people which I'm very happy about.

The best way to experience the bush is from the back of a horse and to get so close to all the animals is just amazing. Zebras, impalas, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, waterbucks and many more. To hear a lot of stories about the animals from Judy, makes the time on horseback even better and you wish you could do this forever. As well as the rides, you also get so close to the rhinos and elephants and to see them so close and often makes you understand how important it is to keep them alive. 

It was great that we did lots of different activities but also did most of them several times so you could get into the routine and really learn how to do it and why we need to do it. It was also good that we got to do a lot of activities with the Rhino volunteers even though we were on the Horse Riding programme. The only thing I wish is that there had been more information on the website about how often we would ride, because we expected to ride for three weeks and did not realise the programme was only for two weeks.

You get to meet a lot of people, both children and grown ups and learn about their culture and integrate with them, which is amazing. You also get to know a lot of people from other countries and you all become like a temporary family. The days are long because you do a lot of things, but at the same time the days just pass by before you even notice it and suddenly the three weeks are over and its time to go home.


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