We create unique wilderness experiences and meetings. we are deeply engaged and strive to create travel partnerships that contribute to the upliftment of local communities, generate income for nature conservation and promote authentic dialogue and understanding. we pace our itneraries to give us time for reflection and dialogue.
This past year has brought enormous challenges to us but mostly to our partners in Africa many of whom are dependent on income from tourism to sustain not only them and their families but also the protection and conservation of their environment.
On the plus side we have been able to develop a project e have long dreamt of. We are creating a Nordic Safari experience with our beautiful farmstead in northern Sweden as a base.
After seven trips with Marika, four to Africa, we are now booked for our eighth, to Botswana this time. Why? To travel with Marika & Simon gives so much more than expected. They go beyond the normal tourist experience and create authentic meetings with people , whose stories give insight & understanding. A visit to Simon's chilhood friend on his farm in South Africa & to meet a local traditional leader are just 2 examples. A vist to a school in Amhara province in Ethiopia & to then be invited home to our local guide (another of Marika's network of friends) for coffee is another. In addition to this add a friendly and professional outlook, openess and flexibility when an unexpected event of interest presents itself. They create a friendly bond within the travel group & don't neglect the more established tourist attractions.
Siv och Arne Gustavsson 7 januari 2020
Welcome to Mogården Lodge in Sweden's Jämtland region. Simon & Marika and expert fishing guide and instructor, Sivan Jansson will be your hosts. We provide instruction and support in flyfishing, boat based trolling and lure casting. Guests are encouraged to bring their own equipment we also have basic tackle for hire. We have access to some of Sweden's best known fishing water, both streams and lakes. Accomodation is on a full board basis with all food prepared from fresh locally sourced ingredients. The lodge has a traditional wood fired sauna and hot tub. We will bake traditional local flat bread at the village bakery. The focus of the weekend is relaxation and well being in harmony with nature.
Welcome to Mogården Lodge. Marika and Simon in cooperation with Sivan Jansson host a weekend of hiking, fishing, relaxation and well being. You will get the opportunity to learn the basics of fly fishing and other types of fresh water fishing. The lodge is surrounded by some of the best fishing water in Sweden. We lead day tours in the pristine local forests, hills and lakes. We fish, collect berries and mushrooms under expert local guidance. Guests are invited to join us as we prepare the freshly caught fish, berries and mushrooms as part of our fresh, locally sourced menu.
Due to travel restrictions imposed as a result of the corona virus pandemic we have been forced to reshedule our inaugural Botswana mobile camping safari to march/april 2021. This will be a unique opportunity to explore some of the most scenic areas of Moremi, Savuti and the Chobe game reserve with us. We have filmed and travelled extensively in these areas and are looking forward to share this extraordinary wilderness experience. We will start to take bookings as soon as we have clarity on the travel outlook for 2021.
autumn 2021 ( dates to be announced )