“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” – Albus Dumbledore
I am finally off. After years of wanting it, months of planning it, and weeks of shopping for it, I am going to Africa.
First stop: Namibia for a month. I am joining the Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA). This charity works with local farmers to improve their tense relationship with the world’s largest land mammal, and also collates valuable data on the few resident elephant herds left in the area.
Next up: two glorious weeks back in the home of my heart, Cape Town. Where I will be joined by a mum and dad who hopefully will have missed me SO much that no request will be too big..!
Much of my time in Namibia will be spent in remote locations, with no internet or electricity. But when I have a rare sojourn in a real town, I might update this blog to confirm I have not yet been killed trying to cuddle a wild elephant. I may not.
Update: Read about Build Week here
Update: Read about Patrol Week here
Update: Read about my second Patrol Week here