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.

Flamboyant tree outside Dete Post office

Flamboyant tree outside Dete Post office

Nov 02, 2017

Interestingly, among some Christians, there is a belief that a flamboyant tree was near the place where Jesus was crucified. The blood of Jesus was shed over the flowers of the tree and this is how th

Building nesting boxes

Building nesting boxes

Nov 01, 2017

After the fatal failure of our first kits, we are learning the rabbit breeding cycle. Mate in the hutch of the buck, palpate at 10-14 days and then place the nesting boxes in the doe's cage at 28 days

Thatch grass from women in Dete

Thatch grass from women in Dete

Oct 30, 2017

The women of our community go into the forest to cut grass at the National Parks, Forestry areas and on private concessions. The agreement they make is that they'll work (provide labour), in exchange

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 hutch for a pregnant doe

A hutch for a pregnant doe

Oct 25, 2017

In expectation of her litter, we have built Misty a rabbit hutch. We've placed some straw in the nesting box. We are not absolutely certain when to expect the litter since the mating took place on dif

Bob is a shy guy

Bob is a shy guy

Oct 22, 2017

Cleaning rabbit hutches, feeding and petting the rabbits is quickly becoming my favourite passtime.

Red the buck

Red the buck

Oct 21, 2017

Red has quite the personality. I'm able to pet him and he seems to enjoy the attention.

Longing for a break in the African Bush?

Longing for a break in the African Bush?

Oct 20, 2017

There are so many ways to visit Africa! Start by thinking about the activities that interest you most. Some folks are eager to see specific species of wildlife, like the big cats, but for others it ma

Insects galore

Insects galore

Oct 18, 2017

It's almost the rainy season here, so I decided to dig up some of the fascinating insect photos I've taken at Gwango over the years.

Shortage of cooking oil

Shortage of cooking oil

Oct 16, 2017

Our staff uses far too much cooking oil! This has been a topic of many conversations. We have tried to emphasize to them that too much oil is rather unhealthy - artery clogging, etc. etc.

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!

Dragon has a new home

Oct 13, 2017

Our German Shepherd puppies are growing quickly! As they get older, we're getting to know their personalities. This beautiful day, just before sunset, we took young Rhys (my 5 year-old friend) to meet

American and Australian Consuls visit Gwango

American and Australian Consuls visit Gwango

Oct 11, 2017

Danny and I are privileged to be hosting the U.S. Embassy Consul, Mrs. Amy Diaz, and the Australian Embassy Consul, Mrs. Cathy Jenkins.

Chef Rhys cracks some eggs

Chef Rhys cracks some eggs

Oct 11, 2017

On this occasion, Gwango Elephant Lodge hosted an exceptionally young guest. Let's be honest, a 5 year old is not what you expect to see in the kitchen, but we were in for a treat with this kid!