Ethos African Snippets

June moves the African contingent to the UK and to Experience Africa in London.  Now we play host to our African partners.  Business continues to boom with the only possible stumbling block appearing to be the British sunshine!  Those that will be spending summer in the UK are willing it to continue!  This month we are looking at What is New for some of our clients and drawing this to your attention.

The Evolution of MalaMala

MalaMala is an evolving story designed to create memories at different points in time.  Those memories from the 1960’s will differ beyond belief with those from the 2020’s in this new “instragrammable” world.  Now it is not just about the wildlife but it is about the whole experience from the people, the food, the service, the community and how this all weaves together to evolve into what makes memories today.  READ MORE


We are delighted to announce that Garonga Safari Camp has once again been given the Traveller’s Choice Award from TripAdvisor which means that it is voted in the top 10% of hotel’s worldwide based on travellers reviews and ratings.  A real testament to the experience that guests are given by the amazing Garonga team.

Never one to rest on his laurels, Bernie continues to review ways of not only improving the guest experience but also increasing Garonga’s ability to be more environmentally friendly.  All of the camps are now fully solar powered and Garonga has also benefitted with the recent increase in the footprint of the Makalali reserve to 27,000 hectares.

Kambaku and the Timbavati

Kambaku and other landowners within the Timbavati Game Reserve contribute towards conservation in the park. 

A new film launched this month in London (in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh), shows how rangers are risking their lives to save wildlife.

A rare joint engagement for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Edinburgh.  William and Sophie attended a private screening of the film, Rhino Man, hosted by United for Wildlife, at The Cinema in Battersea Power Station.

The film depicts the training of wildlife rangers and the dangers they face.

It features Anton Mzimba who was murdered by wildlife traffickers in July 2022.

Anton Mzimba was the Head of Ranger Services at the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and Technical Advisor to GCC (Global Conservation Corp.) He dedicated his life to the protection and conservation of South African wildlife.  RHINOMAN VIDEO CLIP

Machaba Safaris

Gomoti Plains Camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta is renowned for its incredible game viewing experiences in a pristine private concession.  A cheetah sighting is magical, but a cheetah with her cubs on a kill is truly special.  Take a couple of minutes to view this through the eyes of a child, Nala, who lives in the bush with her parents at Machaba Camp.  LATEST NALA VIDEO 

KAZA – Kavango Zambezi Trans Frontier Conservation Area

We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed to assist  in raising awareness on the  KAZA TFCA (The Kavango Zambezi Trans-frontier Conservation Area) in 2023.

KAZA TFCA is the world’s largest terrestrial TFCA at approximately 520,000km². Occupying parts of the Okavango and Zambezi River basins, it encompasses areas within the borders of its five Partner States comprising the Republics of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The KAZA Treaty, as signed by the Partner States in 2011, formally established the TFCA which includes 36 formally proclaimed national parks, a host of game reserves, forest reserves, game management areas, communal lands, and conservation and tourism concession areas.

Too vast to describe with any accuracy, the sheer scope of this TFCA bewilders the mind with a range of experiences, from the ‘Smoke-that-Thunders’, the Victoria Falls, to the great Zambezi River, wide stretches of savannah and marsh, rustling forest and woodland – these moments and more are available to the explorer of Kavango-Zambezi TFCA.

This vast area is home to the largest contiguous transboundary elephant population in the world, home to endangered species such as wild dog and boasts over 600 species of birds.  It is a safari lover’s dream destination!

So, to give you a taster of what KAZA is all about, just click here to watch this short video.  KAZA VIDEO

Cape St Francis

Youth Day in South Africa commemorates the Soweto youth uprising of 16 June 1976. In our current times, the 2023 theme is accelerating youth economic emancipation for a sustainable future.

Cape St Francis Resort have created 'Betty's Tour's' community experiences for you to actively contribute whilst experiencing local life!

Cape St Francis Resort is dedicated to providing enduring and impactful support to the @TalhadoMontessori School in Sea Vista, St Francis Bay. The preschool now educates 4 classrooms from the ages of 3-6 years old in mixed languages and provides fresh, home cooked meals twice a day for the students.

If you would like to get involved you can lend a hand by spending time with the children and the staff - it’ll make their day!  


The view from a bedroom at Machaba Ngoma Safari Lodge this week.


Following the conservation message that Kambaku adhere to please click here to view their footprint commitment document

For those with clients looking for a summer safari, Garonga still has availability for the months of July and August.  

Click here for an update on the current water levels at Machaba Safaris.

There is now Wi-Fi in the rooms at both Gomoti Plains and Kiri Camp.  Wi-Fi will be upgraded at Machaba and Little Machaba soon.