DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

The mission of Daktari is to inspire, motivate, and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment through the medium of a wildlife orphanage.
Make DAKTARI Greener with New Solar Panels
DAKTARI's camp uses a generator and solar panels to power the houses, kitchen, and office. Although the solar panels are green, the batteries that are needed to store the power for use at night are not. Also, they are constantly needing to be replaced and are very, very expensive. DAKTARI is raising funds to replace our old solar panel system with a newer Tesla model. The newer technology allows for longer battery life and greener energy use.
Over 220 South African youth educated about nature
Our mission is to inspire and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment, through the medium of a wildlife orphanage, while increasing their environmental job opportunities. project reportread updates from the field
Provide food and care for our leopard for one year
In the wild Shiloweni, the leopard, was getting too close to humans. He had to be relocated but unfortunately, during this process he lost his canines. Therefore he couldn't be rehabilitated and was sent to Daktari. Our beloved Shiloweni needs your help for his care at Daktari. $6.000 will provide Shiloweni with food, veterinary care and maintenance of his solar powered electric fence for one full year. project reportread updates from the field
Drought relief for the farm
South Africa as a whole, and Limpopo in particular, is facing one of the worst droughts seen in the past two decades. The bush is very dry and we have reached a situation where we fear for the wellbeing of the animals that live on the DAKTARI Farm. With the baby-season coming we want to be able to provide a little support to prevent malnutrition, dehydration, or even the death of some of these animals, as well as ensuring that the future mothers can provide for their young ones in the heat. project reportread updates from the field
ONE BRICK AT A TIME - BUILD4DAKTARI
DAKTARI is a bush school and a wildlife orphanage. Our mission is to educate local underprivileged children to care for their environment. Because DAKTARI is developing, we need: -To extend the office. We require more space to accommodate the volunteers who are working to develop our bush school and community projects. -To build 2 ablution blocks, 1 for the children and another for our 8 dedicated local staff. -To build 3 cement platforms on which to install tents that will house volunteers. project reportread updates from the field
A Retired Cheetah Teaches Poor South African Youth
Providing a home for a retired cheetah at Daktari’s Bush School and Wildlife Orphanage and then using this awe inspiring animal as an ambassador for conservation to our local underprivileged youth. project reportread updates from the field
Encourage children to care  for the Environment
Our mission is to inspire and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment. To do this we urgently need a vehicle to safely and legally transport the children. project reportread updates from the field
Environmental Education for over 300 Children
Our mission is to inspire and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment, through the medium of a wildlife orphanage, while creating awareness about environmental job opportunities. project reportread updates from the field
Christmas Gift - Sponsor a Child
Looking for a valuable gift idea this Christmas? With DAKTARI you can sponsor an underprivileged child on behalf of a loved one. For $175 you and your gift recipient will give a disadvantaged child the opportunity to attend 5 days of educational activities in January. For donations of $175 or more, we will send a personalized gift certificate for your loved one, send them an SMS when the child arrives at Daktari, as well as a report after the child leaves. Smaller donations are also accepted :) project reportread updates from the field
Christmas Gift - Special Animal Donation
Looking for a gift idea this Christmas for your animal loving friends or family members? With DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage you can make a donation to an orphaned animal of your choice on behalf of your loved one. After making your donation we will send you a personalised gift certificate for your receiver as well as a follow up report on your animals progress. You can choose to support our Bushbaby, Mongoose, Verreaux's Eagle, Crocodiles, Meerkats, Bushbuck or Caracal (see pictures). project reportread updates from the field
 

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