Khumba Ncila

Khumba Ncila

R95 000 for 5 sterilisation campaigns and clinic build

Savanna Private Game Reserve lies in the Western Sector of the Sabi Sand game Reserve. It is one of the top game viewing destinations in South Africa and the lodge itself is just fantastic There is always a friendly face, and the people and family element involved ensure the camp operates and run the lodge in a very pleasent manner. The team is very involved in the adjacent communities and the Savanna Trust supports numerous projects. One of the most recentwas started by the General Manager, Natasha Whyte. Spending most of her life on the lowveld and in the safari and wildlife world, Natasha has the struggles the communities face with regards to livestock and domestic animals. Both are crucial to their welfare and means of survival and income, and such their care is of vital importance. There has been very little veterinary care available for these animals and there was need for a change. This is how Khumba Ncila was born. Meaning “Touching Tales” in Shangaan, the project focuses on helping the neighbouring community and their animals by giving support, education and care for all their livestock and pets, as well as aiding homeless animals in need.

Their work is focused on three core areas:

  • Dipping dogs for ticks and fleas to prevent tick-bite fever, which is prevalent in the community, as well as doing home visits to check on patients that have been ill or are in need of help.
  • Veterinary care and sterilisation days.
  • Puppy classes with the focus on education.

Dr Bjorn Reininghaus is the head veterinarian and is the key driver of this. His passion for domestic livestock and animals is incredibly inspiring to witness.

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