It is the course of wisdom to set aside an ample portion of our natural resources as
national parks and reserves,

thus ensuring that future generations may know the majesty of the earth as we know it today. 

John F. Kennedy

 
 

Life is an adventure full of stories......and everyone has their story to tell.

 

This is our story and how Gonarezhou has become such a central part of our lives.

 

In 1993, whilst Ant was in his early teens he visited Gonarezhou for the first time on a natural history school trip. Part of the trip involved lugging heavy backpacks through the bush and camping out under the stars as they explored this vast wilderness.

Having come through one of the most devastating droughts in living memory, Gonarezhou was a Ghost Town. They saw very few animals, but their presence, especially that of elephant, was impossible to ignore. Major elephant trails, wide enough to ride a motorbike down and thickly carpeted with dung criss-crossed the landscape. Many of the Ironwoods surrounding the last remaining water sources had been ripped out by the roots and Baobab’s trunks bore testimony to the many hungry pachyderms who had gouged massive chunks of fibre out of their boles.

 

The few elephants they did see were very aggressive making their occasional encounters quite terrifying. Despite numerous childhood trips to the Zambezi Valley and other wild places, it was the harsh, raw beauty of the landscape which captured Ant and Gonarezhou has since this time had a very strong pull on him.   Keep reading

...the best experience was at your camp with excellent guiding and entertainment...”

"An unforgettable walking Safari in Gonarezhou with Zimbabwe's up and coming premier guide. Ant is one of the most knowledgable and enthusiastic guides I have ever met in many walking safaris throughout Africa, his dedication and respect for this amazing wilderness area is incredible and I look forward to our next adventure with him." Jim Brown - Zimbabwe