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  • Our day with a pangolin

    A pangolin emerged and was rescued from the riverbank where local villagers had been burning and clearing the vegetation to make way for crops.

  • My long visit with this Matriarch

    She came so close I could have touched her. And for a very long while we watched each other. There are no words to describe these moments.

  • Wild days out here!

    Danny’s mom (visiting us from the States) just woke up to the sound of baboons on the roof of her Forest Chalet.

  • Here comes the rain again...

    If ever you’ll see an elephant smile it’s this time of year, when the rain clouds are bloated and the sky is angry and grumbling. It’s now that the heavens are kind and shed their weight unabated, filling our water troughs and our trunks with thirst quenching rainwater. The grass, shrubs and trees flourish with green – for a brief period, elephant has relief..

  • Drilling again at Gwango Heritage Resort

    Vimpy’s battered old drilling rig is back to drill yet another borehole for the elephants and wildlife at Gwango. This time, it’s at Gwango Heritage Resort near Gobelo Bar & Grill.

  • Baboons and our thatched roofs

    Tiresome! That is the only word I can come up with when I think of the baboons here. I remember our first few weeks at Gwango. We had nothing but the bush to watch all day, and I’d spend hours observing these hairy beasts – fascinated by their human like social structure.

  • A python on our balcony

    A python had made himself quite at home near the bird cages and rabbit hutches. Not your ordinary welcome home!

  • Dragon has a new home

    Our German Shepherd puppies are growing quickly! As they get older, we’re getting to know their personalities. This beautiful day, just before sunset, we took young Rhys (my 5 year-old friend) to meet the pack of anti-poaching dogs.

  • Mngane, a surprising new friend at Gwango

    While we are enjoying many priceless moments on safari with friends from across the globe, our most memorable experience so far this year was a surprise visit at the lodge by an elephant who we have now named "Mngane', which means "friend" in the Ndebele language.

  • Why your next safari should be in Hwange

    Zimbabwe is still the jewel of Africa! The country offers safari experiences second to none with a vast array of affordable and unique destinations. Here are some of the reasons why your next safari should be in Hwange.

  • We're building Gwango Elephant Lodge

    May has been a busy month for us at Gwango. Our team in the bush has grown to almost 30 builders, a plumber, a carpenter and several new lodge staff, mostly hired from communities surrounding Gwango.

  • Five lions ambush a kudu bull at Gwango

    Easter was no ordinary holiday at Gwango! Five lions ambushed a large kudu bull, right near one of our new Tree Top Villas. This sort of wild commotion is not unusual at Gwango, the big cats and other predators are always in an around our area.

  • Thirsty elephants in Hwange

    One of Gwango's top priorities is safeguarding and increasing water access for the wildlife in Hwange. Zimbabwe's Presidential Elephant herds visit our waterholes often and elephants are among the many wildlife species commonly seen in our area. They also require the most water.

  • Meeting our neighbours in the Hwange bush

    With so much wilderness around, who wants to work all day? We spent some time exploring the bush and meeting some of our neighbours in the wilderness surrounding Gwango Elephant Lodge in Hwange, Zimbabwe.

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