It’s true that working in the bush doesn’t lend itself to routine 9-to-5 days. With a diverse range of operations going on simultaneously in any of the transfrontier conservation areas Peace Parks Foundation supports, there’s always plenty to get done and places to be.

Consider the 1 million-hectare Limpopo National Park. Peace Parks Foundation has been working here since 2001 in partnership with Mozambique’s National Administration for Conservation Areas (ANAC) to develop the park, which forms part of a vital wildlife corridor flowing through the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area. Some of the programmes Peace Parks Foundation has supported over the years include rewilding, the Rhino Protection Programme, community development and livelihood improvement programmes, as well as Herding4Health, to name a few.

With all these valuable interconnected conservation activities going on, it’s important that Peace Parks Foundation staff also take a step back and take time to enjoy the natural spaces they work so hard to conserve and protect. This is exactly what Limpopo National Park’s Head of Operations, Kobus Havemann, and Peace Parks Foundation Conservation and Protection Tech Advisor, Lourens de Lange, did. They got their own 4×4 Land Cruisers dirty on a leisurely but rugged trip through Limpopo National Park.

Within hours of entering the park, they encounter herds of two of Africa’s Big 5: the Cape Buffalo and the African Elephant. Encounters like these are not unusual in Limpopo National Park, which is populated with a wide range of wildlife. The park also boasts breathtaking scenery and offers a range of exciting wilderness experiences.

Ensuring biodiversity is conserved and revitalised takes dedication across different fields, from infrastructure development to wildlife protection, community support, and more. You can support Peace Parks Foundation’s conservation efforts by following in the jeep tracks of Kobus and Lourens and experiencing the beauty of Limpopo National Park for yourself. Subscribe to the PeaceParks.TV newsletter for more inspiration for your next eco-tourism adventure.