No. 7 Hwange Against All Odds

Helping the people and wildlife of Hwange through sustainable ecotourism

Why do we believe?

  • We employ more than 100 local community members in our camps, and they support another 700 dependents.
  • Our Children in the Wilderness programme runs Eco-Clubs, nutritional programmes for learners, school rehabilitation projects and more in villages like Ngamo, Ziga and Mpindo.
  • Our anti-poaching operations remove fewer and fewer snares each year – demonstrating improvement in local conditions.
  • All large mammal species in the area have increased over the past 16 years, even rare antelope such as roan, sable and eland, and predators like lion.
  • The last six years have seen zebra, elephant and buffalo population increases at compound annual growth rates of 16%, 21% and 24% respectively.

In support of our conservation agenda, we have over the years developed and maintained several luxury safari camps in the south-eastern corner of Hwange. By refusing to give up through some formidable economic and political upheavals, we have ensured the ongoing protection of wildlife and benefits to communities on the outskirts of the Park.

No. 1 Environment is at the Heart

Our ecotourism presence inspires biodiversity conservation

We help to protect more than 2.5 million hectares across 8 biomes, home to more than 1000 bird, 250 mammal, 200 reptile and 50 amphibian species – including 33 IUCN Red List species.

Why do we believe?

  • We employ more than 100 local community members in our camps, and they support another 700 dependents.
  • Our Children in the Wilderness programme runs Eco-Clubs, nutritional programmes for learners, school rehabilitation projects and more in villages like Ngamo, Ziga and Mpindo.
  • Our anti-poaching operations remove fewer and fewer snares each year – demonstrating improvement in local conditions.
  • All large mammal species in the area have increased over the past 16 years, even rare antelope such as roan, sable and eland, and predators like lion.
  • The last six years have seen zebra, elephant and buffalo population increases at compound annual growth rates of 16%, 21% and 24% respectively.

In support of our conservation agenda, we have over the years developed and maintained several luxury safari camps in the south-eastern corner of Hwange. By refusing to give up through some formidable economic and political upheavals, we have ensured the ongoing protection of wildlife and benefits to communities on the outskirts of the Park.