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Of Elephants and Water, Wild Dogs and Birding….

Of Elephants and Water, Wild Dogs and Birding…. May 20th, 2016 We have just spent four intense days at Tsavene… our beautiful but neglected Senuko bush house. Waves and waves of buffalo coming to our muddy Tsavene waterhole, and then … Continue reading

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Tracker Dogs in Gonarezhou, protecting our elephants…

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge has a wonderful variety of elephant sightings to offer guests… From the Lodge and room balconies we often see these gorgeous animals crossing the great Save River….often with tiny babies helped along through deep water by … Continue reading

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An amazing mollusk: the Giant African Land Snail, revered totem of the Chauke Clan…

I love sketching the shells of these snails, so sculptural…. Achatina fulica is a species of land snail in the family Achatinidae, known commonly as the  giant African land snail. Wikipedia says: Outside of its native range this snail thrives … Continue reading

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“That Lonely Thorn Tree” revisited…where to from here for African rhinos?

In 2008, my story “That Lonely Thorn Tree” was published by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes, (she who wrote that awesome book, Women Who Run With The Wolves”…). SADLY, not much has changed since I wrote this story (reproduced in bold type … Continue reading

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Baobabs and Wire; Elephants and Mud

Early morning on the deck at Chilo leads into a fabulous day of exploring the newly wet Gonarezhou…on the lookout for our guests favorite animal…Elephants!….today strangely absent today from the landscape! They must have moved far and wide with the little … Continue reading

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Baby rhino “George”, born in about the same month as his namesake, Prince George

September 2013, Chairman of Lowveld Rhino Trust, Clive Stockil, was awarded the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa by the Prince himself, who has been the Royal Patron for Tusk Trust since 2005. This was the first time that … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe Wild Dogs, Dressed for Success!

African Wildlife Conservation Fund….Dressed for Success! Have a look at our revamped vehicle for our Gonarezhou Predator Project education team. Taking wildlife to the people! Not only is the vehicle fun and exciting for the children, but it depicts much … Continue reading

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