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Tracker Academy in the Kalahari

by Tswalu Kalahari on May 24, 2017 in Conservation, News, 
The Tracker Academy, supported by the Tswalu Foundation, has started a tracker training course at the Tswalu Kalahari Training Centre. The fundamental ambition is to restore indigenous knowledge in Africa. The aim of the training is to empower tracker… Continue reading

Night drives in the Kalahari winter, by field guide Kyle Ansell

by Tswalu Kalahari on May 24, 2017 in News, Wildlife, 
Night drives in the Kalahari winter, with temperatures starting to drop, are so worthwhile, especially if you get to see one of the six species of owl that can be found on Tswalu. The smallest is the Pearl-spotted owlet (Glaucidium capense). This bird… Continue reading

Kalk Pan - One of Tswalu’s many wonders, by field guide Liam Charlton

by Tswalu Kalahari on May 21, 2017 in News, Wildlife, 
On Tswalu, there are few places that offer more spectacular scenery than the open, calcareous, Kalk Pan (sometimes referred to as the ‘Little Etosha’). One of a few pans on Tswalu, Kalk Pan lies in the remote western area of Tswalu where few folk… Continue reading

A morning of quiet discovery, by head field guide Marelize Conradie

by Tswalu Kalahari on April 22, 2017 in News, Wildlife, 
Recently, my guest and I decided to take a bush walk rather than a game drive, to focus on the smaller species and signs of the bush you can often miss on a vehicle. And the sounds and silences too. So we headed on foot to a waterhole and for the first… Continue reading

The power of one, by field guide Francois Pienaar

by Tswalu Kalahari on April 12, 2017 in News, Wildlife, 
At school, the first calculation we all learned was 1 + 1 = 2, right? Pretty simple stuff. But today, I want to talk about when 1 + 1 makes one, not 2. And a very mighty one at that. When two massive individual powers come together to make something even… Continue reading

Super Mom, by private guide Mike Sutherland

by Tswalu Kalahari on April 07, 2017 in News, Wildlife, 
Sometimes in life, we are faced with hardship. Things don’t always go to plan and we have to rise up and be bigger than our problems. Out in the wilderness, giving up is not an option. The Southern Pride on Tswalu was facing a dilemma. Two lionesses… Continue reading