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Looking for the Big5 - E12: How to track a lion

  • January 11, 2018 | RhulaniSafariLodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Why not becoming a ranger? In Episode 12 of Rhulani Safari Lodge series Looking for the Big 5, Field Guide Alasdair tracks a lion close to the lodge

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December update: A new record for our giraffes

  • January 09, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

The month of December is the most special one for our lodge operation. Uncertain weather, rains with the annual density test of our thatched roofs, and then the Christmas and New Year period, which demands a special effort for all of us. Above all, we have the daily safaris with unforgettable animal sightings. Welcome to the last monthly update from the bush of 2017.

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We introduce you to “Rhulani’s Big 4”

  • December 29, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife, Staff

We are facing a new, exciting year, which will certainly bring us many unforgettable experiences in the African bush. Our ranger team with Alasdair, Sean, Riaan and Tsholo is eager to find fantastic animal sightings for you. Today we introduce you to Rhulani’s “Big 4”.

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Looking for the Big5 - E11: Male and female lion tracks

  • December 28, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Have you ever thought of becoming a field guider? In Episode 11 of Rhulani Safari Lodge series Looking for the Big 5 Field Guide Alasdair tracks a lion close to the lodge.

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“Our” cheetah made a kill

  • December 28, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Conservation, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

We do not want to withhold this photo and the great news: Alasdair found the female cheetah sponsored by Rhulani Safari Lodge with a kill. This is a good sign! The challenging introduction in the Madikwe Game Reserve seems to go very well.

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Just before Christmas: The cheetah females are free!

  • December 21, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Conservation, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

The gate of the boma was opened for the three cheetah females one week before Christmas. Now we are curious how these magnificent animals will live their lives in the Madikwe Game Reserve, in freedom. We show you the first photos right after the release.

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Looking for the Big5 - E10: “Tracks & Signs”

  • December 14, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a ranger? In Episode 10 of Rhulani Safari Lodge series Looking fro the Big 5 Field Guide Alasdair recommends you a book that you will use a lot when tracking animals.

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Visiting the female cheetahs in the “Lion’s Boma”

  • December 07, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Conservation, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Three days ago was the World Cheetah Day. This is an ideal moment to visit our three female cheetahs. They are located in the north of Madikwe Reserve in a boma and will soon be released. How is the adaptation process going, and what are the chances of a successful life for them in freedom?

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November update: a lion couple on honeymoon

  • December 03, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

The monthly statistics about animal sightings remained very stable last November. Many beautiful encounters offered our guests a memorable safari. An absolute highlight was the lion couple on honeymoon, right next to our vehicles. Here is our November update from the bush.

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Looking for the Big5 - E9: Impala rutting season

  • November 30, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a ranger? In Episode 9 Rhulani Safari Lodge Field Guide Alasdair tells us more about the impala rutting season.

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