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Gale-force Winds Cause Havoc in the Veld on Old Year's Eve

A gale force wind that briefly passed through Ingwelala during the early evening of 31 December raised havoc in the veld. Several large trees were either literally snapped off at the trunk or uprooted.

Interesting Relationship Between Baboon Spiders and Toads

About three years ago we camped at Mana Pools in Zimbabwe. Walking along the campsite towards the river’s edge I came across an old dried out tree that clearly had some hollowed out cavities in its stem...

Mark & Karen Shaw

It is with great sadness we bid Mark and Karen Shaw good bye, as they begin the next chapter in their family lives. They have added much value to the management of Ingwelala over the past four years. Join me in wishing them every success in the future.

Leopard Encounter

It all started at about 10 o'clock on Monday morning.  The monkeys outside our house started alarm calling and scattered to the treetops.  We decided to go into the river bed and investigate.

Out and About with Josh Hibbett

The son of Henry and Debbie Hibbett who manage Ndlopfu shared the following experience with Ingwelala.

Out and About

As the drier winter months set in, the camp environment becomes increasingly more appetising to elephants. 

Annual Safari Challenge

The annual Safari Challenge was enthusiastically greeted by the contestants on the Saturday of the Easter weekend.

Water Polo Event

A water polo event, organised by Charlie and Raymond on the 31st of December 2016 around the pool, was a great success. Here are photos that Ingrid Passier took...

Improvements to Infrastructure

Recent renovations and upgrades to various facilities at Ingwelala: Fuel browsers, Sibon and Guineafowl Cottage

Little Elephant

Here are some photos of the little elephant that was abandoned by his mother and trying to survive without the herd. Marc told us his age was about 2 years but the elephant was very small and undeveloped.

2016 Reflections

John Llewellyn's annual Reserve summary... 

Predators and Buffalo in Camp

Looking at a satellite image of Ingwelala Camp shows what an oasis we are.

Altered Behaviour in Animals - Drought-related?

I hope you may find the following thread of pictures interesting, these are personal observations of processes I have not yet observed in the field before.

Swimming Pool Hippo Update

A hippo that finds the swimming pool an attractive place to be has continued to visit these chlorine waters on an ad hoc basis.

The Current Drought at Ingwelala – just how bad is it?

There has been widespread coverage of the current drought in the media: this leads one to speculate just how severe this drought is at Ingwelala, compared with previous droughts. 

March 2016

March 2016 was an eventful month on the Reserve, a busy time with school holidays and the Easter period.

2015 Reflections

John Llewellyn's annual Reserve summary...

On Playing the "Good Samaritan"...

A Member who wishes to remain anonymous shared the following story with me (JL):

Scorpion Sting

The effects and excruciating pain of a scorpion sting can never be underestimated, especially on young children. What follows is a real-life account from the father of a nine year old girl who was recently stung by a scorpion at Argyle Boma:

2014 Reflections

On behalf of all the Ingwelala staff, I take this early opportunity to wish each of our Christian Members a blessed and peaceful Christmas period, and all a prosperous 2015.

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