Covid-19 response brings humbling solidarity

Many crises bring both great suffering and solidarity. Somehow living through adversity provides us with an opportunity to show the best in ourselves, and this is especially true of the way the staff and management of the Isibindi Africa Lodges have handled the impact of Covid-19 on the communities and families who rely heavily on…

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When a 101-year old gentleman does a happy dance

It is incredibly humbling when a 101-aged gentleman in a remote rural village in Zimbabwe literally does a happy dance when receiving a food parcel due to food shortages during this COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. Tsowa Safari Island is a brand new fledgling little camp in the middle of the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe. Rooted in…

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The Isibindi Foundation COVID-19 COURAGE Campaign

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping” said Fred Rogers. Never is this truer than during our current global pandemic of the Coronavirus COVID-19. And being directly involved in helping…

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Heads held high: Raffia Palms of Kosi Forest

If you take a trip to Kosi forest lodge you will have the privilege of seeing the giant Raffia Palms, with their heads proudly held high above the other indigenous trees in the forests. Raffia Palms are the largest palms in the world, and can grow to a towering height of 25m. Their leaves can…

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Majestic Baobabs at Tsowa Safari Island

Dr Sharon Grussendorff is inspired by the great Baobabs of Tsowa Safari Island and writes about their mysterious beauty. As humans we can learn so much from trees – especially from Baobabs the beauty and dignity of old age. Baobab trees are incredible trees that can live as long as 3 000 years! The older they…

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A new roof for Mabibi Primary School

Mabibi Primary School During various meetings held with the Mabibi Primary School governing body, it was apparent that one of their most pressing issues was the disrupted lessons during rainy season – their rooves were old and rotten, resulting in water pouring into the classrooms and disrupting class. Solving this issue would be their first…

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The top 3 must-have essentials for going on safari

By Kylee Ryers 16.44 million tourists visited South Africa in 2018, proving it to be a popular holiday destination for many. However, along with beautiful beaches, mountains, and cities like Durban, South Africa is also home to an abundance of wildlife – making it the perfect place for activities like nature tours and safaris. While being a prime…

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No rush, no sense of time

A boat cruise with Kosi Forest Lodge an Isibindi Safari Lodge situated within the iSimangaliso World Heritage Park, Kzn South Africa.

Kosi Forest Lodge guest Shae Schwenk wrote this lovely description of her stay. To read about more of her adventures, visit https://shaeschwenk.home.blog . Featured image by Teagan Cunniffe, all other images in this post by Shae Schwenk. Our drive to Kosi Forest Lodge took us just over 7 hours and we expected the roads to…

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