Big Game Parks Quiet Season Specials

QSS Info Sheet Rack-page-001Save up to 30% off on accommodation on Big Game Parks’ Quiet Season Specials at Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctaury including Reillys Rock Hilltop Lodge and Mkhaya Game Reserve when you stay  two nights or more from the 10th January 2016 to 20th March 2016. Entry is free for WILD card holders.

To book contact the Central Reservations Office on reservations@biggameparks.org or call +268 2528 3943

 

Notice of Change of Normal Rates

BGP logoPlease note that from the 1st of December 2015 our rates  on all accommodation and activities will change to 2015/2016 rates. For more information on rates visit our website at www.biggameparks.org or email our Central Reservations at reservations@biggameparks.org

How Good Are You With Birds?

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESAre you good with birds….? Guess what bird specie in the picture. This was taken at Hlane Royal National Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fork Tailed Drongo

The fork-tailed drongo is a common and widespread resident breeder in Africa south of the Sahara. These insect-eating birds are usually found in open forests or bush. Two to four eggs are laid in a cup nest in a fork high in a tree.

They are aggressive and fearless birds, given their small size, and will attack much larger species, including birds of prey if their nest or young are threatened

Big Game Parks Swazi Safari Specials

file-page1-SSS15WEBSave up to 30% on accommodation at Big Game Parks’ Swazi Safari Specials at Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctaury including Reillys Rock Hilltop Lodge and Mkhaya Game Reserve from the 1st May 2015 to 15th July 2015

Do not forget to bring your WILD card for free entry.

Follow link below on how to book:

http://www.biggameparks.org/specials/index.php?sid=13

Big Game Parks’ Swazi Safari Specials

file-page1-SSS15WEBSave up to 30% on accommodation at Big Game Parks’ Swazi Safari Specials at Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctaury including Reillys Rock Hilltop Lodge and Mkhaya Game Reserve from the 1st May 2015 to 15th July 2015

Do not forget to bring your WILD card for free entry.

Follow link below on how to book:

http://www.biggameparks.org/specials/index.php?sid=13

Big Game Parks’ Swazi Safari Specials

file-page1-SSS15WEBSave up to 30% on accommodation at Big Game Parks’ Swazi Safari Specials at Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary including Reillys Rock Hilltop Lodge and Mkhaya Game Reserve.

Do not forget to bring your WILD card for free entry.

To qualify for the special, quote code SSS15WEB , when making your booking.

Have You Booked Your Christmas Lunch Yet?

Have a “Simply Different” Christmas this  2015 festive season in natural surroundings  by booking your Christmas lunch with Big Game ParksHlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary or Mkhaya Game Reserve.

Pre-booking is essential. To book call our Central Reservations Office on +268 2528 3943 or email: reservations@biggameparks.org  Prepayment negates the Peak Season Conservation Fee and attracts normal fee.

Book now, spaces are limited!

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Your 50 For Conservation

50Swaziland and BIG GAME PARKS celebrated 50 years of conservation this year! The beginning of this week marked  50 days to the end of the year.  We successfully  launched our “Your 50” campaign at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary on Monday 10th November, attended by media and conservation ambassadors from Hlabazonkhe Primary School and Malindza High School.

Big Game Parks has contributed 50- years to Swazi conservation.  What is Your50?

We invite you to contribute to Swaziland’s conservation through participation. Big Game Parks challenges everyone to get creative and choose 50 ways in which to make a difference to our environment before the end of 2014. Pledge Your 50 and Challenge your neighbour!

 

Visit our Facebook page Big Game Park  for ideas – and share yours!

Tweet us @BigGameParks

#My3RhinoWords Competition!

#My3RhinoWords - FB


In just 3 words, what do you think of rhino?

CREATE A #My3RhinoWords GRAPHIC

WIN a night at HLANE ROYAL NATIONAL PARK

 

 Either create an electronic jpeg or a hard copy, scan and post it on your Facebook.

  1. Take a piece of paper
  2. Write #My3RhinoWords prominently
  3. Write your 3 words
  4. Add a rhino picture – drawn or a photo
  5. Scan or photograph this and post it on your facebook page
  6. By Thursday 2, take a screen shot of your page showing the number of shares your #My3RhinoWords post generated and send it through to marketing@biggameparks.org
  7. The person with the most shares will win a night for their family at Hlane Royal National Park. If the highest number is shared by more than one person, the winner will be drawn.
  8. T’s & C’s Apply
  9. Have fun!

 

Twitter                        #My3RhinoWords      @biggameparks

22nd September is World Rhino Day

RhinosX5-638x531World Rhino Day is on September 22 and celebrates all five species of rhino: Black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos.

World Rhino Day was first announced by WWF-South Africa in 2010. In 2011, World Rhino Day grew into an international success, encompassing both African and Asian rhino species and becoming a celebration for all five rhino species – Black, White, Sumatran, Indian and Jarvan. World Rhino Day has since grown to become a global phenomenon, uniting NGOs, zoos, cause-related organizations, businesses, and concerned individuals from nearly every corner of the world!

The Sumatran rhinoceros is also the smallest rhino and the oldest living land mammal on earth.  No more than 200 animals survive in small, isolated forest fragments in Indonesia and Malaysia.  There are probably less than 50 Javan rhino in the wild.  The disappearance of rhino in Asia puts greater pressure on African rhino.  Likewise, decrease in African rhino numbers increases the threat to Swazi rhino.

While illegal trade in horn continues to grow, so does the support for live rhino.  The world is becoming outraged as this flagship species fast-tracks to extinction – rhino conservation is both a race against time and poses an urgent need to reset our human mindset.  The criminal syndicates involved in rhino poaching have been likened to terrorists.  Their modus operandi mirrors that of terrorist models, putting law enforcers and innocent citizens at risk. There is no scientifically proven beneficial use of horn, meaning the more than 730 rhino slaughtered this year have died for greed and frivolous status alone.

Many dedicated people and organisations are doing great work to conserve the rhino.  However, there are also many who have jumped on the bandwagon.  When supporting rhino conservation, research is required to ensure your support makes a real difference on the ground.

 Big  Game Parks is participating in the first ever World Youth Rhino Summit in KZN this year.  100 young conservation-savvy youth between 15-17 years from 30 countries worldwide will gather in iMfolozi Game Reserve.  Together with educators and conservationists, they will address the rhino crisis and possible solutions.  Big Game Parks CEO, Ted Reilly and Hlane’s Warden, George Mbatha will attend as a Rhino Elders, accompanied by selected youth from Swazi communities.

Follow Big Game Parks this week on facebook and twitter @biggameparks to find out the latest trends in rhino conservation.  Get involved, have your say!