Many people often ask aren’t you scared working with all these dangerous animals, yes when I started working in the Park you are quite cautious, especially for the big hairy ones, but after a while you do start to know their behaviour and start to feel more comfortable, but the secret is, not to get too comfortable with the bush, because you might know 99% of all the animals behaviour, but for that outstanding % they do stay wild and unreadable. But as time goes by and doing all the activities you start realising this. As with my Rhino experiences the past 2 months, where they didn’t want to come off the road, Quoted- ”Then something very strange, and already an hour late, 5 White Rhino’s 500 metres from the Berg en Dal Gate in the road. I tried to push them forward but then the cow got upset and tried to chase us back. In the mean while a bull came on the scene and there was no ways that they want to allow us to pass, they were complaining with each other, most probably the mother who tried to protect the calf. The guests didn’t want me to drive forward, so I tried clapping hands, hitting on the side of the vehicle, throwing rocks at them but everything was a loss case.
I had to call Stephen 22:40 to come and help me chasing them off the road, but that was a mission as well. They were just plain “harde gat” (difficult) and eventually we arrived in the camp 23:10 instead of 21:00. It was definitely a drive which I will never forget. And hopefully for the scared guests as well.”
Or where they are sooo curious they don’t want to leave us alone, Quoted- ”This morning on the walk we found 5 white Rhino’s, with our first sighting the 2 cows just didn’t want to leave us alone, they kept on walking with us.”
Yes, so the saying is true: you are never too knowledgable or too old to learn something new.