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Marhumbini Mission in Gonarezhou; Education and Elephants!

Marhumbini Mission, by Clive Stockil, Lin Barrie and Mr. Lyson Masango, with Chilo guides John, Tor and Jasper….. Insights to the history of the Marhumbini Mission and those that occupied this remote location, close to the Mozambique border in the … Continue reading

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Endangered things; Ebony and Ivory

Much as animal predators utilize their prey, we humans utilize animal parts; we wear leather shoes and belts; many of us eat animal products; we use fats and scents in cosmetic products, skins and horns in musical instruments. Thinking musical … Continue reading

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Painted Wolf Wines; Wild Dogs and Wine Tastings Triumph at Chilo!

Painted Wolves, whether the wines or the animals, always get our attention at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge! A weekend of wine tastings with Painted Wolf Wines and talks by the African Wildlife Conservation Fund, always creates enthusiasm. and no matter … Continue reading

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“wild dogs”; what’s in a name?…a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…

The debate: what to call African wild dogs, (if not just that….!) We are honoured to have viable packs of Lycaon pictus, (African wild dogs, aka Painted Wolves, aka Painted Dogs), in Zimbabwe. Although generally endangered over Africa, they are … Continue reading

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Wine and Wild Dog Weekends; What better way to celebrate great wine and meaningful Conservation…

What better way to celebrate great Wine and meaningful wildlife Conservation… come to the yearly Wine and Wild Dog Weekends at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge to find out about the conservation of African Wild Dogs, Lycaon pictus, in the lowveld … Continue reading

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Baobab skins get a coat of chain mail; Elephants get something else to eat…..

I am always tickled by the look-alike skins of baobabs and elephants…from baobab trunk… to elephant trunk… and the wrinkled limbs such as this foreleg… and this tiny little leg disappearing into the baobab trunk below…has that baby really just … Continue reading

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Baobab Blitz-Fruit Bats and ethereal flowers

In late November, after watching flower buds develop on the baobab trees at Chilo,¬†we got down to some “citizen science” with our¬†entranced guests.. … so much fun was had, watching baobab flowers opening at night and eating baobab-themed meals. Rain … Continue reading

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