Pleasing our guests
the best way since 2009.
In 1993, Wilfried Pabst bought the beautiful area of 600 square kilometers in southeastern Zimbabwe now known as Sango. The first things he and his team did was to remove internal barriers and reintroduce wildlife indigenous to the area. They established anti-poaching teams to protect endangered species, infrastructure was erected and roads were constructed. Today, 120 people work at Sango. Sango Lodge and the Tented Camp opened its doors to guests for the first time in 2003.
It was an “old longing to blaze new trails and to reclaim unused land” that compelled Lucas and Despard Bridges, sons of English missionaries based in Argentina, to purchase 600 square kilometers of land in the South East Lowveld of Southern Rhodesia from the British South Africa Company in 1919, where they established a cattle ranch named Devuli Ranch.
The Birth of the Save Valley Conservancy.
Over decades, unstable markets, foot-and-mouth disease and civil war crippled the profitability of cattle ranching in the South East Lowveld. However, it was the severe drought of the summer of 1991/1992 that led to a review of land use by the owners of Devuli Ranch and to a shift in operations from cattle ranching to breeding wildlife. Devuli Ranch was divided into 15 smaller land units in 1992, which led to the formation of the Savé Valley Conservancy.
Sango is situated in southeastern Zimbabwe, one of six countries at the southern tip of Africa, which is bordered by Zambia (north), Mozambique (east), South Africa (south) and Botswana (west). Visit Zimbabwe Tourism for more information about our beautiful country. Click here for advice on travel arrangements.
Sango is approximately 440 kilometres south east of Harare. Zimbabwe can be accessed by air or road. Air and/or road transfers to Sango as well as hotel accommodation before and/or after your stay at Sango can be arranged by our staff upon request.
Air and/or road transfers to Sango as well as hotel accommodation before and/or after your stay at Sango can be arranged by our staff upon request.
Fly with a commercial airline to Johannesburg, South Africa and charter a private flight to Buffalo Range Airport, Zimbabwe, clear immigration and customs and continue with your charter flight to Sango Airstrip for collection. Approximate journey time from Johannesburg to Sango is 2.5 – 3.5 hours.
Fly with a commercial airline to Harare Airport, Zimbabwe, clear immigration and customs and charter a private flight to Sango Airstrip. Approximate journey time from Harare to Sango is 1 hour.
Fly with a commercial airline to Harare Airport, Zimbabwe, clear immigration and customs and be collected by our airport transfer for the journey by road to Sango. Approximate journey time from Harare to Sango is 4 – 5 hours.
Drive with your own vehicle using directions from your point of entry into Zimbabwe which we will gladly provide. Please note that the last 50 kilometres are unpaved dirtroads, frequented by our game.
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