The Tswalu Wildlife Journal is a seasonal update of the very best wildlife sightings from the reserve, compiled by our guiding team. For the inside view on conservation, research, sustainability, our safari camps, and what to do and see on the reserve, read Our Stories.
SEASONAL WILDLIFE JOURNALS FROM OUR FIELD GUIDES
The Kalahari never fails to surprise and challenge our preconceptions about what is normal, typical or seasonal when it comes to weather patterns and wildlife sightings, and this winter was no different.
Summer Journal 2021/22
Another summer has come to an end on Tswalu, confirming once again that the region deserves to be referred to as the Green Kalahari. Thanks to the presence of water, it has been a season of abundance and new discoveries.
Autumn Journal 2021
Chilly autumn evenings did not deter our guests from staying out late on night drives, braving the cold to catch all the nocturnal action. Full-day drives, walks and horse riding were also popular.
Summer Journal 2020/21
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.
Spring Journal 2020
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.
Winter Journal 2020
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.