Rebecca has recently joined the Desert Elephant Volunteer project in Namibia and here are some of her thoughts about the first two weeks. Her second two weeks are going to be out tracking and monitoring the Desert Elephants. Setting out on 4×4 vehicles in this beautiful desert wilderness with camping gear to get close to these wild elephants and much of the other wildlife that lives in this area.
“We’ve just finished 2 weeks in the bush. It’s difficult to capture in words the experience of landing in Namibia and starting the Desert Elephant Volunteer and build Project within 24 hours or so. All I can say is, it’s been one of the best and most satisfying experiences of my life. I live the Desert Elephant Project model: simple and strategic intention that is at once tangible and effective. Big ups to our leader Chris, who is a great blend of knowledge, authority and fun. Not an easy balance to strike with a bunch of vookie wall builders in this environment. The land is absolutely stunning as well as harsh, filled with beauty and just a little bit of danger. I felt completely safe under Chris’ guidance and leadership. I’m in for another two weeks and one am looking forward to it – we will finish our wall, and that will be a great feeling”
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