The Tswalu Wildlife Journal is a quarterly update of unusual sightings, safari stories and seasonal highlights from the reserve, all recorded and written by our field guides. These seasonal journals provide virtual and highly visual insight into this fascinating part of the world – the southern Kalahari.
Welcome to the first Wildlife Journal, a retrospective of a winter spent mostly under lockdown. It is usually our favourite season, as we get to see and photograph the elusive creatures, like aardvark, pangolin and brown hyena.
Post-lockdown safaris involved learning new procedures and health protocols, while crafting the ultimate experiences for each of our guests based on their interests. Guiding again reminded us of the privilege of calling Tswalu home.
This was a summer to remember, as we welcomed guests back to the reserve and started guiding full time again. Summer months can be tough, due to the heat, but are also extremely rewarding.