Wildlife Conservation Stories
TSWALU KALAHARI RESERVE IS AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF PANGOLIN RESEARCH
Pangolin research has become synonymous with Tswalu Kalahari Reserve as scientists supported by the Tswalu Foundation work to understand the impact of environmental changes in the face of climate change on these elusive creatures.
ADVANTAGES OF A SUMMER SAFARI
Tswalu’s remote location in the southern Kalahari provides the ultimate off-the-beaten-track escape at the height of summer. Exclusive access to this untrammelled wilderness sets the scene for a safari of unparalleled privacy and freedom.
PRINTS FOR A PURPOSE
Your purchase of wildlife photography from Tswalu helps support the science behind our conservation vision as 50 percent of the sale of these limited-edition prints is donated to the Tswalu Foundation to help fund research.
WHAT IT’S LIKE TO CHECK INTO LOAPI TENTED CAMP
Since opening, Loapi has established itself as a quietly luxurious, private retreat within the immensity of Tswalu’s exclusive-access wilderness. Gain an insider’s view of what it’s like to stay in one of these private tented homes.
THE USE OF BURROWS AS TEMPORARY DENS
Part four in our series about the use of burrows in an environment, like the Kalahari, where denning, or finding shelter underground for fragile cubs and pups, is critical to surviving temperature extremes.
IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON SNAKE HABITAT
Wits PhD candidate Azraa Ebrahim is studying the thermal physiology of a snake called a puff adder, a project that falls under the climate change focused Kalahari Endangered Ecosystem Project (KEEP).
UP CLOSE WITH A CHEETAH AND HER CUBS
Keeping track of a collared cheetah has been full of surprises for conservator Micole Monteiro. Close monitoring as this mother raises her cubs has given Micole renewed respect for the challenges that face female cheetahs.
WHY BIODIVERSITY MATTERS
Biodiversity accounts for the variety and variability of life on earth, from genes to entire ecosystems. Marcus Westberg outlines the many reasons why restoring biodiversity is essential to both planet and people.
A DESTINATION TO DISCOVER IN THE SOUTHERN KALAHARI
A destination in its own right, Tswalu is South Africa’s largest private reserve. To explore its dramatically scaled landscapes and fascinating fauna and flora demands a deep dive and longer stay.