Category Archives: SANParks Honorary Ranger Insights

After a career in IT spanning two decades, Faruk left the corporate world in 2004, to pursue his interests in Indian art music, photography and writing. He travels frequently between South Africa, Mauritius and India, where he has business interests. Faruk has always been passionate about nature, wildlife and conservation. He is a member of the SANParks honorary rangers and has an intimate knowledge of the Kruger National Park. His wildlife photos portray animals in a harmonious relationship with the environment.

Exploring Olifants and Letaba restcamp

My exploration of the central regions of the Kruger Park have been memorable and most enjoyable. I continued north, toward the Olifants and Letaba camps, both of which have a distinctive characters, one perched high upon a ridge overlooking the Olifants river, and the other along the banks of the Letaba river. I acknowledged the […]

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Balule satellite Restcamp in Kruger Park by Faruk Waja

Continuing my exploration of the Kruger Park, I drove the familiar route from the Orpen gate to the Satara rest camp, before checking in and and making my way north to the Balule satellite camp. Balule is the Tsonga name for the Olifants river and all that separates camp residents form the incredibly rich wildlife […]

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Roodewal Restcamp by Faruk Waja

Whilst the Kruger Park continues to attract visitors because of the rich diversity of wildlife and the opportunity for close encounters with Africa’s Big Five, the main attraction for me has always been to experience the silence and stillness associated with the Kruger Park. I have therefore stuck to a few habits when visiting. These […]

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