Don’t Stop Daydreaming About Your South African Safari

Stay inspired to go on your South African safari once the travel bans have lifted.

The wonderful, spontaneous acts of shared creativity and fun – despite social distancing and self-isolation – in even the most heavily affected countries, like Italy, show our spirit of kindness, humanity and togetherness. In South Africa, we use the isiZulu word ubuntu to describe this beautiful, deep sense of community and compassion.

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Safari Camp Stories: Let’s Go Swimming

by Sasha Maggs and Richard Nyathi, guide and tracker at Garonga

Elephants can be some of the most interesting and entertaining animals to observe. They’re highly intelligent, with deep-set family traditions and mannerisms. They mourn their dead, protect their young (sometimes in ferocious ways, as we found out last October), and have incredible memories – sometimes even remembering individual humans, and even cars, from many years past!

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Safari Camp Stories: The Last Decade, New Beginnings

by Sophie Barrett, guide at Garonga

From the whole team here at Garonga Safari Camp and Little Garonga, we would like to start off this blog wishing all our guests (past, present and future) and readers the happiest of new years and a very very happy start to a new decade! The start of a new year is often a time for reflection and resolutions. We re-evaluate our lives and our habits and promise to do better over the next twelve months. My plea to you all is to make this the year and the decade where our changes are focused on living environmentally consciously and sustainably.

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Vusi Campaign – A 6-Month Progress Report

Feature image by Vusi Mathe.

To all those who kindly donated to the Vusi campaign we would like to extend our most heartfelt of thanks. In an age where worthy causes seem to sit around every corner we are incredibly grateful to each and every individual who chose the cause we championed as the recipient of your hard earned dollar.

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Safari Camp Stories: Kaizer & Glandstone’s Unexpected Adventure

by Kaizer Mathebula (Guide) and Glandstone Sibuyi (Tracker) at Garonga

When we left the camp we had a mission. My safari camp guests were asking to see hyenas and we had a hunch where there might be an active hyena den-site on the reserve.

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