Here are some of the places I'll be going to:
- Soweto- starting about 10 miles away from the center of Johannesburg, it is roughly 40 square miles and about two million people live there
- Kruger National Park- one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers 7,332 square miles and is 220 miles from north to south and 40 miles from east to west.
- Sondela Nature Reserve- The volunteers rescue and rehabilitate sick or injured wild animals to ensure a safe future for the animals.
- Blyde Canyon Reserve-located in Mpumalanga is 16 miles long and averages about 2500 feet deep. The dam alone, when full, is at an altitude of 2182 feet.
During my three weeks I will be taking 8 credits; I will be learning about game capture, wildlife management, and even the plant life and how it is all interconnected. I can't wait to be there and share my experiences. I've got my hiking boots and my pack ready... am I there yet?