With a conservation mission to restore the Kalahari Desert to itself, the land at Tswalu is being converted from cattle farms to a place teeming with wildlife. And, Tswalu delivered exceptional wildlife moments as if they were safari norm, instead of the exception. But the remarkable did not stop at wildlife sightings, but extended to the food, nothing is too much service, and range of activities.
I tried to whittle this down to fifteen favorite wildlife images or special moments, but sixteen was the best that I could muster.
A friend recently proposed the question, “Does going on safari aid conservation?” Protecting the land and all the species that inhabit the land is critically important to ensure this incredible resource is available for the generations of local community members and tourists. I believe sustainable wildlife tourism is a critical component to ensuring this happens.
Nature has the ability to inspire awe and there are moments while in the bush when I realize that what I am viewing is incredibly unique. These moments are oddly emotional and often difficult to describe, but I had this profound sensation as I watched 17 three month old wild dog puppies outside of their den during my recent visit to Ngala Tented Camp.