Durban – Environmentalist, humanitarian and the founder of NPO Blue Sky Society Trust, Carla Geyser along with an all-female crew are half way into their 50 day expedition from Johannesburg to three southern African countries during which they hope to raise creating awareness around wildlife.
The 9 000 km journey will see them travel to Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.
Funds raised during the expedition will benefit four causes: Elephants Alive (South Africa), Rare and Endangered Species Trust (Namibia), Eco-Exist Project (Botswana) and the Soft Foot Alliance Trust (Zimbabwe).
Speaking to the Daily News from Namibia, Geyser said they had met with five different organisation involved in wildlife in Zimbabwe recently.
“These are doing incredible work with regards to human wildlife mitigation projections. Last night (Monday) we stayed at rare and endangered species which is one of the beneficiaries of the expedition, they rehabilitate, vultures as well as meerkats amongst other things they do,” she said.
Geyser said so far they had driven 6 500km and had visited a total of eight organisations and some of her highlights so far were revisiting organisation that she had last seen two years ago while on another expedition.
“It’s wonderful to see how they have grown in staff numbers and the mitigation projects they are rolling out successfully in terms of and chilli fences in Botswana to stop the elephants from crop raiding,” she said.
She said it was also wonderful to see her lady crew members from across different walks of life embrace this expedition.