Instagram – Jan 04, 2022 @ 14:00

Our friends at Samara Private Game Reserve are on a mission to regenerate South Africa’s semi-arid Karoo region through rewilding and responsible tourism. They strive to achieve a holistic balance of the Long Run’s 4Cs: Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce.⁣

The process has so far been incredibly rewarding. Landscapes that had barely a blade of grass in 1997 have recovered and many indigenous species have been introduced to the reserve that had gone locally extinct. These include cheetah, elephant, black rhinoceros, lion and herds of eland, hartebeest and springbok.⁣

The cheetah in particular, has been a particular success story with the reintroduction of Sibella, a female cat, and two males back in 2004. She has successfully reared an astonishing 19 cubs in four litters since then and has contributed a staggering 2.4% to the wild cheetah population in South Africa.⁣

Although she is no longer with us, her memory and legacy live on and guests at Samara today are lucky enough to witness incredible scenes like these when they visit.⁣

Learn more about Samara’s conservation ethos or make a donation through the link in our bio.⁣

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