Okutala Lodge is a private reserve that focuses on restoring animals within their natural habitat. It is home to various animals, all with different needs, levels of care-taking, feeding and grooming.
On one of our excursions we will spend some time with these animals, relax by the pool and enjoy a healthy lunch overlooking the waterhole.
Rehabilitation begins when an animal is found and reported to a wildlife rehabilitator. The rehabilitator will examine the animal to determine the extent of the injury and the probability of successful rehabilitation. If it appears that the animal can make a sufficient recovery to be able to return to the wild, the animal will be fed, nurtured, provided safe temporary housing, and medically treated as necessary. A non-releasable animal may sometimes be kept by the rehabilitator as a surrogate parent for orphaned or injured young wildlife.