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

New Kennels for Canine APU

New Kennels for Canine APU

Dec 11, 2017

More and more Gwango guests ask to visit our Canine Anti-Poaching Unit - and if you've dropped in lately, you'll have seen the new kennels going up. We're constructing 6 dog kennels at Gwango Empuli V

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.

Mugabe Resigns

Mugabe Resigns

Nov 21, 2017

I wish mom could have lived to see this day. This change is very personal.

Ranger leaves Gwango K9 Anti-Poaching

Ranger leaves Gwango K9 Anti-Poaching

Nov 19, 2017

Danny tends to want to open all the dog kennels so we can see all the dogs at once, rather than one at a time. What follows is a frenzy as each dog rushes out to say hello.

Rabbit feed and hydroponic fodder

Rabbit feed and hydroponic fodder

Nov 16, 2017

Having rabbits, you've got to worry about feeding them constantly. In Zimbabwe, rabbits are typically fed with greens similar to kale, or grains. We can also easily find commercially pelleted rabbit f

Red the rabbit keeps spraying me!

Red the rabbit keeps spraying me!

Nov 16, 2017

We have the most handsome buck rabbit in the country. His name is Red, he's friendly and loves attention.

Free to Smile visit and Brave Tom

Nov 14, 2017

This month, the Gwango team got really excited about a second visit from the Free to Smile volunteers. The team came to Hwange for a short break after spending a week at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo whe

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.

Infrastructure at Dampa has expanded

Infrastructure at Dampa has expanded

Nov 14, 2017

How happy I was during an unscheduled visit to Dampa Secondary School today! I found that the school had not wasted any time in constructing a building for flushing toilets.

Drilling again at Gwango Heritage Resort

Drilling again at Gwango Heritage Resort

Nov 12, 2017

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.

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.

The fat sisters

The fat sisters

Nov 05, 2017

Grumpiest of all the beautiful bunnies so far are two fat sisters, Molly and Mandy. We are getting to know the personalities of our rabbits as they grow larger (and heavier).