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Guest Review – Our Guide Mpho

Thank you also for allowing me the opportunity to share my experience with Mpho in words. However, I fear words won’t suffice.

Every now and then one come’s across individuals who restore our faith in humanity. Who remind us of all that is good in the world. And who leave us feeling inspired. Mpho is such a person.

My girlfriend and I were privileged to spend three nights at Kwafubesi last week. We were blessed in that for four of our six game drives, it was only us and Mpho on the vehicle.

I struggle to conjure up the words to express the just how much we enjoyed Mpho’s company and how much value he added to our experience. His knowledge of the bush is second to none – that is because of how deep he feels it. His heart and passion for the bush and for making his clients experience all the wonders the bush has to offer, knows no boundaries. I must harp on this point: he is so determined to share his deep affection for those moments only the bush can provide, that’s it’s impossible not to end up feeling those same feelings – and that is his end goal. If his clients are happy, he too is genuinely happy. He puts his clients over everything. Having said that, he is at no point over-bearing.

Mpho had us looking forward to every single minute in the vehicle with him, and indeed we enjoyed every minute. It’s hard to think of a way to derive more value out of three hours then spending them with Mpho on his vehicle at Mabula.

As I say, words to fail me to some extent. To sum up my feelings, I will say that I sit here, a week or so later, feeling a much richer person for having spent the time with Mpho at Mabula than I did before. I am proud to have been one of his guests.

I hasten to add that Mabula is likely the best managed reserve I have visited. The attention to detail from reserve management is evident for all to see. All of those involved can be extremely proud!

In closing: if wealth is not about possessions but about experiences, Mpho has made me very rich indeed.

Thank you for taking the time to read my mail. If this could be shared with those whom it may concern, I would appreciate that.

Chris Immelman