The meat from all our hunts is completely utilized and used by the local community, mostly to make biltong, the typical dried and spiced raw meat from the Southern African countries.
The 2 photos are showing the same Baobab tree (Adansonia digitata – Affenbrotbaum) and damage done to the tree by elephants. This kind of damage is common in areas where a high elephant population occurs. The damage to the tree species is to such an extent that the tree is highly threatened and disappearing slowly.
Found this old boy this afternoon. He seems to have passed of natural causes. Fascinating to imagine where he has wandered around over the past 14+ years of which he managed to evade us for the last 10 years.
On a regular basis we educate children from the community about our concept and teach them about the importance of hunting and natural conservation. We explain about the different species that live in the area and that can be hunted. On these educational days we always offer a lunch in the camp and go on a boat ride or game drive.
Reedbuck is only one of many plains game species that has recovered remarkably in numbers since 2010 when Dzoti conservancy started earning an income from naturally occurring wildlife in the conservancy after choosing Ondjou safaris as their preferred hunting outfitter.