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Month: August 2015

Twisting Tales – Cecil and Jericho

Twisting Tales – Cecil and Jericho

This is a story – a true story, and is as fascinating as it is factual. It demonstrates some of the interesting idiosyncrasies of lion life that have been documented by the Hwange Lion Research Team (HLR) through the use of radio tags and GPS collars.   Although born at different times and with completely different lineage, Cecil and Jericho would have shared many common aspects in their very early weeks and months of life. Both would have been kept…

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Hwange Dry Season

Hwange Dry Season

For those that have not visited Hwange in the dry season, let us set the the scene:   Leafless trees stretch their branches to the cloudless sky in a silent plea. Stubby grass tufts and dry twigs crackle and snap underfoot. Carpets of crunchy leaves, red, orange and brown dance and whirl like mini dervishes in the wind. The heat at midday is breathless, when temperatures soar and even the birds stop their endless song and busy foraging for fat…

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The Power of One

The Power of One

I often get asked why I am involved with Friends of Hwange Trust? Why spend so much time fundraising and why specifically Hwange? The answer is quite simple. Someone has to do it and why not me? I’ve always had a passion for the bush and wish I could spend more time in it… In 2005, after a severe drought, we heard that Hwange National Park was suffering due to lack of water, and my wife and I decided to…

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NGWESHLA CAMP – HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

NGWESHLA CAMP – HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

  For the last 10years Friends of Hwange Trust has worked tirelessly in the Park, mainly focusing on water projects but also assisting in other areas including maintenance, firebreaks, animal rescue and deployment of anti-poaching units. For some time we have requested authority to build a small basic bush camp at Ngweshla Pan as this is certainly one of the most popular areas in the Park and boasts some of the best game viewing the Park has to offer. There…

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