On the 27th of February, I travelled to Lalibela Private Game Reserve along with members of our digital department for a site inspection of its recent lodge renovations. A few hours at the game reserve reassured me that Lalibela lives up to its Ethiopian namesake and that there is definitely honey in the wild.
After a warm welcome and a hot cup of coffee, we met our guide for the day, Rob, the General Manager. Travellers who have been fortunate enough to stay at Lalibela will remember the short documentary that is played for them during check-in. The video profiles the good work being done by Lalibela Private Game Reserve to combat the growth of alien plant life, namely the black wattle tree and Port Jackson willow. This will ensure that indigenous species vital to wildlife habitats are not choked out