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 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, 

Manu

PS: We just opened a Pinterest Page! 

Lady Pilou getting big!
Lady Pilou getting big!

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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!! :) 

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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.

A HUGE THANK YOU! 

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Feb 18, 2015

A great year is starting at the Eco Clubs!

78 children on the first day at Ramatau!
78 children on the first day at Ramatau!

Dear DAKTARI Supporters,

It has been a long time since there was news from our Eco Clubs as the children were on holiday since November. But first of all, we want to give you the good news that they all passed their exams last year…we are very proud of them :)

At the end of the year, as a nice reward, the best 4 children of each school had the chance to spend a Sunday with us at DAKTARI! We really had great fun, swimming, playing, taking care of the animals and going on a bush walk to the Leopard rock to learn about tracks and different trees.

It was a really nice, sunny Sunday full of joy, laughs, and smiles. Jeremiah, one of our most ambitious learners, actually left that day telling us “I had a fantastic day, I have learned so much and I feel so happy that you invited me at DAKTARI”, which put a big smile on my face :)

After a month break for Christmas, the children are now back at school and since middle of January, we have started our weekly eco clubs again.

What a nice surprise on the first day at Ramatau to see children queuing in front of the class and seeing that 78 of them turned up with the motivation to learn, which shows us that the desire to learn more and more is growing in the school.

Since the beginning of the year we have learnt about different subjects on wildlife and environment such as ecotourism, plastic, rainbows, the different antelopes found in Limpopo and the Food Chain.

We also had some good and fun times as we decorated the eco club classroom at Maachlamele School by painting, drawing and putting nice animal pictures on the wall. The classroom looks now much more colourful and welcoming for more and more students!

As you know, your donations are more than precious and mean the world to us. We still have many ideas and so much more we would like to accomplish! We are still looking for funds to be able to take the children to the Reptile Park in March and cover the cost of petrol, entrance and lunch for about 10 of them. We also would like to continue furnishing our eco club class-room at Maachlamele School.

We will never thank you enough for your support and look forward to give you more news soon :)

Nathalie, Eco Club Teacher

Great Sunday at DAKTARI !
Great Sunday at DAKTARI !
Stephanie & Dolly at Ramatau
Stephanie & Dolly at Ramatau
Thank you Kaghiso for your beautiful drawings!
Thank you Kaghiso for your beautiful drawings!
Eco Club at Maachlamele
Eco Club at Maachlamele
Shilo at the school !
Shilo at the school !

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