A safari vehicle for Ashley

A safari vehicle for Ashley

Feb 15, 2024

From the dusty remains of an abandoned truck, to the distinctive Gwango safari cruiser, our workshop is a hive of activity. Led by our skilled team of in-house mechanics, the vehicle undergoes a metic

It is raining upon us in Africa

It is raining upon us in Africa

Feb 27, 2021

Many of our game drive roads (less traveled due to Covid) have become overgrown. So, we spend the next several weeks rediscovering, finding and clearing the roads overrun with prolific vegetation on t

A piece of pizza for Husky

A piece of pizza for Husky

Feb 23, 2021

Husky was also more than happy to watch in anticipation as our Chefs made pizza in the staff cafeteria's new wood fire oven for the very first time.

Everyone knows Husky

Everyone knows Husky

Jan 24, 2021

If you don't already know Husky, then you don't know Gwango! He is one of the 5 resident German Shepherds who help to keep the elephants and other wildlife safe here at Gwango.

Wild days out here!

Wild days out here!

Oct 04, 2018

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

Gwango Peri Peri sauces... Any takers?

Gwango Peri Peri sauces... Any takers?

Jan 17, 2018

The scientist in me is ever restless (and driving Danny nuts)! Lately, I've been harvesting loads of delicious red and green peri peri from our tiny garden in the sand.

Victor, the first to be married at Gwango

Victor, the first to be married at Gwango

Dec 22, 2017

When Victor came to me with this "idea" that he wanted to have a court wedding (versus a traditional African ceremony), of course, the best gift we could offer him was the most spectacular wedding ven

Bush Chalets get privacy doors

Bush Chalets get privacy doors

Dec 02, 2017

You asked for it - and... and now all of our Bush Chalets have privacy doors between the bedroom and the bathroom.

Grey crown cranes are back at Gwango

Grey crown cranes are back at Gwango

Nov 14, 2017

Birds flourish this time of year, and in particular, we look forward to seeing the return of certain birds we've grown accustomed to seeing.

Tree down, but James didn't share with Victor

Tree down, but James didn't share with Victor

Nov 11, 2017

Last night a huge rainstorm came through, and with it a strong wind. We found this morning, a massive teak tree had been yanked from its roots. It now lay spread across the Kalahari sand near our voll

Baboons and our thatched roofs

Baboons and our thatched roofs

Nov 10, 2017

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 observi

A scorpion stings Husky

A scorpion stings Husky

Nov 07, 2017

He pranced ahead excitedly, glad to be outside. Suddenly, Husky leaps 2 meters in the air yelping! He's been bitten by a scorpion on his left back foot.

Deluxe Chalets thatching complete

Deluxe Chalets thatching complete

Nov 04, 2017

Our newest room type at Gwango Heritage Resort is the Deluxe Chalet which includes two double beds, en suite bathroom and private verandas with a forest view.

Fig trees and rabbit manure

Fig trees and rabbit manure

Oct 27, 2017

The big dilemma is how I'll grow fig trees in an environment where elephants pluck literally every bit of vegetation that I plant.

A python on our balcony

A python on our balcony

Oct 15, 2017

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