a passion to restore the land
As a kid, Fletcher Bakewell dreamed of owning a bit of land he could restore, a canvas on which he could help nature to flourish and bring back the integrity of the land.
Safari stories from his father’s childhood in Kenya and Tanzania had planted a seed, and he learned about the bush through his father’s work in outdoor education in schools. But while he loved the natural world, he didn’t just want to look at it—he wanted to rejuvenate damaged land.
“I always wanted to have something where we could give back to nature. It’s just spectacular. How could you not want to have that in your life?”