Sango offers a variety of activities that will allow guests to fill their days from sunrise to sunset. There are two games drives offered every day. One in the Morning and one in the Afternoon. At noon our Guests can choose from our special activities like guided bush walks, rhino tracking, abseiling, archery, canoeing, cultural walks, falconry, game viewing on horseback, mountain biking and wild dog denning view or just relax at the Lodge.
It was an “old longing to blaze new trails and to reclaim unused land” that compelled Lucas Bridges and Despard Bridges, sons of English missionaries based in Argentina, to purchase 750 000 hectares (7 500 km²) of land in the South East Lowveld of Southern Rhodesia from the British South Africa Company in 1919, and establish a cattle ranch named Devuli Ranch.
Over decades, unstable markets, foot-and-mouth disease and civil war crippled the profitability of cattle ranching in the South East Lowveld. It was however the severe drought of the summer of 1991/1992 that led to a review of land use by the owners of Devuli Ranch, and a shift in operations from cattle ranching to the breeding of wildlife. Devuli Ranch was divided into 15 smaller land units in 1991 which led to the formation of the Savé Valley Conservancy.
Three of the land units were purchased by Wilfried Pabst in 1993, and would collectively become known as Sango. The first managers of Sango removed all remaining livestock, dismantled internal fences, and reintroduced wildlife indigenous to the area. Anti-poaching teams were established, infrastructure was erected, and roads were constructed.
These efforts are the foundation for Sango’s success and gave Wilfried Pabst in 2017 the opportunity to donate 2.000 wild animals to the peace park foundation and relocate them to Mozambique. Sango Lodge opened its doors to guests for the first time in 2003.
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Patricia C. Amedee 4401
Waldeck Street Grapevine
Nashville, TX 76051
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