Sat 29 Apr 2023

Vultures’ bacchanal

Nature is not always pretty and for most animals it is eat or be eaten, for survival. So, if an…

Mon 13 Dec 2021

Such luck to witness real-time conservation

Shareholders Guido and Nancy were lucky to witness a few conservation projects during their stay at Limpopo-Lipadi. Read the story of their first adventure, the relocation of some of our lions to other parts of Botswana.

Mon 15 Nov 2021

Wildebeest Re-introduction

We released 124 blue wildebeest into the reserve at the end of October. The capture and release went flawlessly, and we didn’t suffer a single mortality, which is amazing since it was 42ºC—in the shade!

Mon 06 Sep 2021

To Be an Acacia, or a Vachellia, That’s the Question!

In 1986, Australian botanist, taxonomist and geneticist, Leslie Pedley, made the suggestion that Acacias be divided into three groups, as it was generally felt that the genus, acacia—with 1 400 species—was too complicated. Read more.

Mon 26 Jul 2021

Giraffe capture and relocation

July kicked off a busy wildlife management month for us at Limpopo-Lipadi, with our first order of business being the sale and translocation of three giraffes to a neighbouring game farm. Read here how the capture and relocation process works.

Mon 26 Apr 2021

The lesser-known moss

Limpopo-Lipadi’s operations manager, Duane recently conducted a vegetation survey and was pleasantly surprised to find a reasonably extensive range of moss in our beautiful, but arid woodland environment. Read more.

Mon 16 Nov 2020

Vulture Safe-Zone Initiative

Limpopo-Lipadi’s operations manager, Duane, writes about the importance of keystone species, like vultures, in our ecosystems and the role our reserve can play in preserving this vital species. Read more!

Mon 12 Oct 2020

Elephant Translocation—The Documentary

Remember the story about the biggest elephant translocation in Southern Africa. A documentary has been produced about the incredible journey and we couldn’t wait to share a sneak preview with you. With a big thank you to all involved.

Mon 14 Sep 2020

Tribute to Botswana’s National Bird: The Amazing Kori Bustard

Botswana’s national bird is the kori bustard and we are proud that a number of these birds call Limpopo-Lipadi their home. Read more about these magnificent birds and where to spot them when next you’re at the reserve.

Anti Poaching
Fri 07 Aug 2020

Elephants on the move

The elephant translocation project started on Thursday, 23 July and by late afternoon, the first two elephants were making the 650-kilometre journey to their new home.. Only two elephants can be transported at a time and so it will take until mid-August to complete the translocation of the 20 bull elephant that the Reserve has permission to move.

Mon 15 Jun 2020

Getting Ready for Your Arrival

The world is in varying stages of lockdown and while we’re not sure when we can visit our beloved reserve again, the conservation and maintenance work continues with more fervour than ever. Here’s what the maintenance team has been up to.

Mon 08 Jun 2020

Magical Moments at Limpopo-Lipadi

In the last days before the Botswana lockdown, Graham Morgan visited the reserve with some Australian friends, who had heard about the marvels of Limpopo-Lipadi and couldn’t wait to check things out for themselves. Read Graham’s account.

Tue 14 Apr 2020

Erik vs the Lions

While shareholders aren’t able to visit the reserve at the moment, our vet and our reserve manager are hard at work making sure that everything runs smoothly and that the animals are well taken care of. Read about their efforts with the lion pride here.

Mon 16 Mar 2020

Go away, leave my chicks alone!

With so many migratory and resident birdlife in the green months, there’s also a lot of nesting going on. Unfortunately, that means that there are also a lot of raptors circling, trying their luck. Read more about a young Wahlberg eagle trying his luck with some weaver parents.

Mon 13 Jan 2020

The Importance of Vultures

Let’s face it, vultures may not be the prettiest of birds. They are often reviled for their looks and have…

Mon 02 Sep 2019

Up in the air for the game count

Being an enclosed reserve means that we have to keep track of the number of animals, and particularly the balance…

Mon 29 Jul 2019

Cheeky, the naughty elephant in musth

For those of you who have yet to encounter him: meet Cheeky, the well-deserved nickname says it all for this…

Mon 22 Jul 2019

Sometimes the earth trembles in the bush

During our two-yearly game counts it’s always striking to see some high numbers of animals that you hardly ever see…

Mon 08 Jul 2019

Zebra Stripes: The Why of Sassy Prints

When you come to think of it, most mammals have pretty boring coats of brown or grey with some dapples…

Mon 06 May 2019

The business of a dwarf mongoose

All endemic creatures great and small are well represented in the Reserve, but where many people’s interest is often focused…

Thu 25 Apr 2019

A night under the stars

Some people ask why on earth anyone would trade a comfy bed in our lodges for a sleep out in…

Mon 11 Mar 2019

A European moving to Botswana…

As a reserve we are happy and proud to have – since almost two years – a full time researcher,…

Thu 07 Mar 2019

Under the Baobab Trees

Shareholder Karoly and company had a nice surprise when they stopped for sundowners: “One of our favourite places in the…

Tue 29 Jan 2019

Doing our bit to help

Realistic and responsible conservation involves some difficult choices, and when we negotiated the permit to protect lions on Limpopo-Lipadi Game…

Sat 12 Jan 2019

4 Day Shareholder’s Guiding Course

As a shareholder of Limpopo-Lipadi you have the perks of ‘sitting’ front row with our special activities like bush and…

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Feeling so privileged: bush walk with our rhinos

Just imagine: early morning, somewhere in the Reserve, lots of talking in Setswana on the radio, the anti-poaching team busy…

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Introducing Extra, who brings invaluable tracking skills

The world’s greatest trackers, the San peoples of the Kalahari, are peoples who grew up tracking African wildlife in the bush. They have…

Wed 05 Dec 2018

After the dehorning: unique research project on rhino stress level

With the dehorning of rhinos becoming more and more the way to prevent the poaching of horns across Africa, it…

Mon 03 Dec 2018

New team member: Savas, the sniffer dog

The newest addition to the anti-poaching team is a Belgian Shepherd called Savas. Originally trained in Scotland he joined Limpopo-Lipadi just a few…

Anti Poaching
Fri 12 Oct 2018

Keeping our rhinos safe

It is with pride that Limpopo-Lipadi wishes to announce the strong strides we as a Private Game & Wilderness Reserve…

Thu 16 Aug 2018

From the Research and Volunteers Co-ordinator

By Gabriella, Veterinarian Whether it’s an interesting sighting, a vehicle breakdown, or wildlife conflict situations close to the reserve, every…