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.
Mar 25, 2015

Final Report from this project!

Two of our finished tents!
Two of our finished tents!

Dear DAKTARI lovers,


Listen to that great news: Our building project is finally done after months and months of work!! You have been a wonderful support for us and thanks to your involvement in our cause we developed major building facilities that now help DAKTARI to be sustainable.


Let me recap the wonderful work we have achieved together: the building of 1 office extension to work more efficiently, 2 ablutions blocks for the staff and children and, our last and final addition, 3 cement tented platform to put tents on to house the volunteers. The volunteers can now enjoy the perfect bush life experience while they educate the children about environment and take care of the injured animals. Check out the pictures! Maybe you would also like to join us in South Africa and see the wonderful result of your participation? J


Once again, I would like to say a huge and warm thank you for your great support and let you know that it is now time for us to close the project Build4DAKTARI.


I am looking forward to hearing from you again soon, our others projects are still open if your generosity wants to help us again:

-       To educate over 300 underprivileged children 

-       To provide food and care for ALL our animals 



Our volunteer Anne in front of her tent!
Our volunteer Anne in front of her tent!


Mar 19, 2015

This project has come to an end

Piggy and Eeyore!
Piggy and Eeyore!

Dear All, 

As you may know, our leopard Shiloweni sadly passed away earlier this year. Although it was a tragic event at the camp, life moves on at DAKTARI. We have decided to close this fundraising project in his name, yet in his honor we would like to begin a new project to keep the camp running and continue to provide a healthy environment and diet for all animals that are with us now. The latest addition to our ever growing family is a baby mongoose called Lady Pilou and of course Piggy the warthog, who grows bigger and stronger every day!  

We have just began an exciting new campaign to follow our duty to care and protect our animals, and we would like to invite you to continue your unmeasurable support to our cause. As you are aware, DAKTARI serves to both look after the animals but also to educate the children who visit us to appreciate and care for their natural heritage. It is with this goal in mind that we open this new campaign to provide food & care for ALL our animals for a year.

We thank you again for your continued kindness and support. 

Best Wishes, 


PS: We just opened a Pinterest Page! 

Lady Pilou getting big!
Lady Pilou getting big!


Mar 6, 2015

The Adventures of Marupi!

Dear friends,

Have you heard about the incredible success story of Marupi, a young boy of only 13 years old? Well, I am so proud to let you know that we launched a few days ago our 2 minutes amazing film about him.

Marupi is a young child passionate about the animals of South Africa. But from a far-away village in Limpopo, he does not have access to water, lives surrounded by rubbish and tries to find some space in his overcrowed classroom. One day, he found the perfect place for his dream to come true... DAKTARI Bush School and Wildlife Orphanage.

I will not to tell you more, you have to discover it for yourself! Original, heart warming, touching, watch our latest creation, CLICKING HERE!! :) 


So tell me, did you like it? What do you think about the ending?

Just because it is you, Let me tell you a secret. I had some news from Marupi after the filming and he is now attending the Eco-Club lessons given by DAKTARI once a week in his village!! "We are very proud of you Marupi!!! Keep going in this way!"

DAKTARI needs you to spread more stories like Marupi! Please take another 2 minutes of your time to share that video with your friends via email, social media... Inform them that they can donate or volunteer for our project and be part of our educational program with the children and animals. (NOTE: We have special prices for April, take advantage of it NOW!! Click HERE)

Did I tell you how important you are to us!? Without your support these underprivileged children and orphaned animals will not have the opportunity to have a second chance in life.




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