Day Trip - Kruger Wildlife Sanctuary Private Tour
Categories: Nature / Photographic / Wildlife
Private Tours personally guided by John in air-conditioned 8-seater vehicle. Experience an educational behind the scenes look at animal conservation when you visit the world-renowned Moholoholo rehabi... [continued]
At a Glance
Private Tours personally guided by John in air-conditioned 8-seater vehicle. Experience an educational behind the scenes look at animal conservation when you visit the world-renowned Moholoholo rehabilitation centre. The experts explain rehabilitation techniques used on a variety of birds and animals. Lunch is served at Kapama Game Reserve before a tour of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Foundation. Kapama has several resident endangered species which includes Wild Dog, King Cheetah and Aardwolf.
Moholoholo Rehabiliation Centre is a non-profit organization, relying completely on the support of the public. It was started in 1992 on a Game Farm owned by a wildlife enthusiast - J.A. Strijdom. Brian Jones, who manages the centre, had a Crowned Eagle when he arrived and he then brought in a day old Zebra. From there word got out that Brian was able to care for animals and birds before releasing them back into the wild after rehabilitation…and so the Rehab Centre started.
Moholoholo is nestled in a picturesque setting at the base of the Drakensberg escarpment in the Limpopo Province Lowveld of South Africa, Moholoholo has become a haven for the rehabilitation and care of abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife. Wildlife is brought to the centre from all corners of South Africa, and once healthy enough are re-introduced into their natural environments. The animals who cannot be returned to the wild due to the nature and extent of their injuries, are cared for at the center and are used to educate the many people who visit the centre each year, both local and international.
The Hoedspruit Cheetah Project has established itself as one of the leading private research and breeding facilities for endangered species in the country. Governed by a progressive and modern management approach, it concerns itself with the breeding and maintenance of several endangered indigenous wildlife species, in particular the breeding and maintenance of cheetah in captivity.
The project was initially established solely as a breeding center for cheetah, but the need for a breeding and research center for other endangered species was soon realized. This lead to the expansion of the other project in order to provide facilities to accommodate several other endangered species, hence the new name – the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Foundation.
A tour of the centre lasts for about 2 hours and consists of an audio/visual presentation of the project and its aims, followed by a tour of the facility in open safari vehicles.