Reaboka Ren Mbulawa

Meet Ren Mbulawa, a visionary with a heart as vast as the wilderness he cherishes. Ren’s journey began with a fervent passion for history and environmental science, sparking a deep love for nature and the outdoors.

His time spent with the Department of Wildlife Botswana nurtured a profound connection to the local communities in the areas he served, igniting a desire to protect and uplift them.

As a park manager at Chobe National Park, Ren stood at the forefront of the battle against poaching, leading wildlife rangers with unwavering dedication. His role extended beyond mere protection; Ren embraced the responsibility of marketing the park, sharing its wonders with the world. His efforts bore fruit as he witnessed a surge in visitor numbers, testament to his commitment and marketing prowess.

But Ren’s journey took a transformative turn when he ventured into the private tourism sector, joining Mapula Lodge. Here, amidst the breathtaking landscapes, Ren’s spirit soared as he worked tirelessly to elevate the lodge’s sales by a remarkable 80% in just three years. Yet, amidst the triumphs, Ren and his wife Connie harbored a shared dream – a dream of creating something truly impactful, something that would change lives.

In 2009, their moment arrived. With the government’s decision to privatize campsites, Ren and Connie seized the opportunity to breathe life into their vision. Together, they founded what would become the SKL Group of Camps, a testament to their unwavering commitment to wildlife, nature, and the communities they hold dear.

Ren and Connie’s story is not just about business; it’s a testament to love – love for the wilderness, love for each other, and love for the communities they serve. Through their endeavors, they weave a tapestry of hope and transformation, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of all who encounter them.