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In July 2012, Kwandwe was bought by USA-based investors, the Chouest Family. Conservation and communities lie at the heart of the Chouest’s investment in Kwandwe. The whole family visit on an annual basis to enjoy all the reserve has to offer.


Situated in a remote part of Kwandwe, Galpin is about inspiring and creating connections with nature. Explore the wilderness on foot, sit around the campfire sharing stories and listening to the sounds of the night, breathe – and enjoy.


In a ground-breaking move, Kwandwe initiated its own social development arm in 2002, unique to the reserve and the surrounding rural communities. The Ubunye Foundation, is the soul of Kwandwe. Energy and resources are focused on those living in poverty stricken rural areas where access to basic goods and services, in particular education and healthcare, is severely limited.