There were 30 of them. Uniformed in green khaki, guns slung over their shoulders walking in a straight line, shoulder to shoulder with 5 feet between them. We heard them crackling thru the bush before we actually saw them...
The sight of these armed men was both impressive and frightening.
James tells us they are part of the Rhino Anti-poaching team. There was a threat of traps being set by poachers on the reserve and the militia were there looking for those traps.
We were asked on the first day to turn our geo-tagging off on our phones as poachers use our photos of the rhinos as a method to locate them.
I didn’t even know our phones geo tagged...
Poaching is a real threat to these animals. Being on a reserve means nothing to the poacher.
Learning every day.