From days surveying wildlife to nights watching elephants by starlight there is no experience of Legodimo that was not unique and magical.
The staff and volunteers are the most friendly, accommodating, motivated and fun group of people I have ever had the pleasure to have known.
The days work was varied and interesting ranging from biodiversity surveys to physical work removing fences, wrapping trees (to prevent damage by elephants) and general reserve maintenance. There was never anything that you could not be involved in, whether it was helping with the cooking, lighting the boilers, a game of darts or cards or just a good conversation, there was never any excuse to be bored.
On drives and hill walks the incredible beauty of the reserve and the rugged bushveldt environment was truly stunning, with dramatic bare-rock koppies and majestic ancient baobab trees it was imposible not to fall in love with such an extraordinary wild landscape.
I always felt really involved with the work, the staff made it's purpose clear and welcomed any fresh ideas from volunteers.
My time in Legodimo was the utterly fantastic. It is not melodramatic to say that had I not volunteered there my life today would be radically different, and I would be far less happy.