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Golden light, by field guide Kosie Lategan

by Tswalu Kalahari on July 11, 2017 in News, Wildlife, 
In photography, the golden hour (also known as the magic hour) is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset. The light is a lot redder and softer at that time (compared to when the sun is higher in the sky). Photographs are a two dimensional representation… Continue reading

Pygmy falcons exploit sociable weaver nests

by Tswalu Kalahari on June 22, 2017 in Conservation, News, Wildlife, 
The Tswalu Foundation’s research programmes create a precious understanding of the Kalahari’s unique and under-examined flora and fauna. New knowledge is fundamental for the management and conservation of this unique part of Africa, as well as the… Continue reading

My favourite animal on safari, by field guide Kosie Lategan

by Tswalu Kalahari on June 14, 2017 in News, Wildlife, 
Guests frequently ask me what my favourite animal is. Without a doubt, mine is the African wild dog. Their unique social structure, interaction and highly successful hunting techniques are just some of the reasons that they are such a sought after animal… Continue reading

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