In celebration of 50 years of Conservation in Swaziland, His Majesty King Mswati 111, unveiled the statue , which is a tribute to the Game Rangers of Swaziland on the 11th July 2014 at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. See pictures above.
Well done one and all! The Imvelo community of riders have proven themselves to be of the highest caliber. The route was tougher this year in order to bring in more single track and to include the novelty of the tunnels, all the while taking in awesome panoramic vistas dotted with wild animals. Photos will be available shortly, please check back on Tuesday for details on how to get your hands on a copy of the disc.
For further details about the race visit www.imvelo.co.sz
The Kingdom of Swaziland’s Big Game Parks, a private not-for-profit Trust which manages Swaziland’s pioneering and premiere wildlife destinations: Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuaryand Mkhaya Game Reserve, is currently looking to fill these positions:
- Head of Tourism
- Sales and Marketing Manager
- Technical Services Manager
- Chubeka Trails Manager.
For more information on the positions click here
Are you currently in Maputo, Mozambique? Come and visit Big Game Parks at the Swaziland stand at the Mozambique International Tourism Fair in FACIM where we are showcasing Swaziland’s pioneering and premiere wildlife destinations: Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuaryand Mkhaya Game Reserve from the 12th – 15th June 2014.
Last Saturday Mlilwane hosted the 2014 Nedbank Swaziland’s Imvelo MTB Classic and it was a huge success. We would like to thank all our sponsors, participants and BGP staff who made the event the success that it was. Race results can be viewed on www.imvelo.co.sz. See some of the snap shots we took from Friday’s registration and also from the race on Saturday
Famous for its bird life, Hlane is also a home to many species of Owls and this week, a Scop Owl was spotted at Hlane Royal National Park…..Very well camouflaged. This birds prefer areas which contain old trees with hollows; these are home to their prey which includes insects, reptiles, small mammals such as bats and mice and other small birds. You have got to be very sharp eyed to spot this one.
To see other species’ list got to www.biggameparks.org
Imvelo preparations are now at an advanced stage as the event will be held on Saturday the 7th June 2014 at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. The race is limited to 500 participants, with four categories to suit the whole family.
For those of you who have entered, we hope you’ve been practising as there’s some hot prizes up for grabs! Visit www.imvelo.co.sz for updates
Last week we had a surprise visit by the Gull at Hlane Royal National Park’s Ndlovu Waterhole. It has never been recorded to our birding list at Hlane .The Grey Headed Gull is a small gull which breeds patchily in South America and Africa south of the Sahara. It is not truly migratory, but is more widespread in winter. This species has occurred as a rare vagrant to North and Spain.
He did not like the Croc in the Waterhole though.
The 2014 Nedbank Swaziland’s Imvelo MTB Classic has been sold out and our entries are now therefore closed. Didn’t manage to enter? Ask to be added to our waiting list and we’ll advise you when there are any cancellations.
In just less than 48 hours from the opening of entries for Imvelo MTB Classic 2014, the event is almost sold out. Remember the race is only limited to 500 participants and we are almost there. Enter now to avoid disappointment.