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Safari Camp Stories: Tracking Lions with Bongi

My name is Bonginkosi but everyone calls me Bongi. I work as a tracker and have been doing this since 2016. I really enjoy working as a tracker because I have always loved animals and when you track them they give you different reactions each time that you find them. I have been tracking since… Read More »

Safari Camp Stories: Space, Time and a Safari for the Soul

My mother taught me that all good stories should start “Once upon a time, in a far away place…” and when I was curled up in bed listening to the stories that she wove around me, little did I imagine that one day that would be a fairly accurate way to reflect on my childhood!… Read More »

Safari Camp Stories: Can you feel the love tonight?

I like to think of the Lion King as one of the great nature documentaries of all time. Admittedly there are a few things that Disney missed the mark on (I’m not sure I will ever forgive the damage they did to the reputation of the fabulous spotted hyena) but there are some scenes that… Read More »

The Garonga Diaries: Flames, Firing and Fiery Souls

Dear Diary, Another week has slipped past, and we have used our time well! With maintenance of the reserve well under way, our focus inevitably moves towards our guests who are being thoroughly missed at the moment, and whilst we have some downtime we are experimenting with new ways to make the Garonga guest experience… Read More »