Whilst Born Free Foundation and Shamwari Game Reserve have had their own Facebook pages for some time now (of which – of course – I am an avid follower of) it is only recently that Shamwari has launched a separate page for Shamwari Conservation Experience.
This new page is focused on giving updates solely on the conservation work of the volunteer projects at Shamwari, including those gap year projects similar to the one I undertook, as well as vet students and field guide training.
There is a chance for previous volunteers to share stories and memories on SCE’s wall, and to see how work has progressed through the regular posting of photos. It is also a useful way for prospective volunteers to see the kinds of things that Shamwari may have in store for them.
As it is a relatively new page, they are hoping to generate more ‘likes’ and interest by offering the chance to win safari clothes and a coffee table book ‘Beat About the Bush’ by entering the first 500 people to like the page into a prize draw.
I’m interested to see where this page may go, and how it is going to be different from the existing Shamwari Game Reserve page. Watch this space…