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The silence, the views. the vastness and the beauty of Tswalu. The extremes of hot and cold, dry and wet. The opportunity to see a Desert black Rhino or a huge black maned Kalahari lion to the little barking gecko’s. These differences and contrasts in landscape and wild life are the reason I love Tswalu.
Tswalu to me is a sense of discovery and adventure, being able to participate in one of Africa’s truly unique experiences. The opportunity to pursue the elusive pangolin, and be part of the ultimate guest experience. The diversity of wildlife, the different guests and their individual interests, means that every day is unique and interesting.
Tswalu is truly a place of new beginnings. Each and every time I look at my surroundings, each sunrise and sunset, the contrasts of the landscapes around me in their beauty, I see a place with so much to discover, a continuous opportunity to learn. I feel like I am about to be let loose on a great African adventure and I cannot wait to start this journey and share it with a multitude of fellow adventures.
Guiding at Tswalu is a great privilege and entails an opportunity to help create an unforgettable experience for guests. Tswalu , to me, is a true gem because of its location in the unique Kalahari.
The freedom to explore. Interacting with interesting people and the unique wild animals we have on Tswalu.
Tswalu to me means a vast open area of restored Kalahari landscapes, where conservation and preservation of rare and critically endangered species takes on a top priority. It is a place of opportunity where we are still learning about the intricate and delicate relationships between the biggest and smallest creatures on the reserve and where we are given the chance to participate in this groundbreaking effort and make a difference. It is truly a place of new beginnings for all that wish to experience it.
For me, Tswalu is a place where you reach your peak as a guide. Due to its is sheer size and biodiversity, Tswalu is unlike anywhere else in the country. 28 guests, over 100000 hectares (a quarter of a million acres) – need I say more?
Tswalu to me is large open spaces, big skies, vast landscapes and distant horizons. Viewing typical Kalahari species such as meerkats, springbok, gemsbok, lion and the sub species desert black rhino, and many other fantastic plains game and rare game such as roan, sable, tsessebe and disease-free buffalo. It’s enjoying beautiful sunrises and equally beautiful sunsets and fleeting moments of a pangolin crossing the road, or watching aardvark walking through a sea of grass.
The best part of working at Tswalu is being able to just enjoy myself and be in the company of knowledgeable and well-travelled guests. I also really enjoy working with professional people, and viewing the splendour of the smaller, rarer animals (pangolin, aardvark, brown hyena and so on) and the abundance of grassveld birds. To me Tswalu means conservation in the Kalahari at its highest standard. It also means a place of happiness and unity. Tswalu really is a great place and I am truly blessed to be apart of this lodge and the Kalahari.