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Rhulani Insights 162 – Ending the morning drive

  • April 11, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Accommodation, Rhulani insights

Do you know the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning at Rhulani Safari Lodge? You will go on about a 3.5 hour game drive at sunrise. And then you return to the lodge, full of impressions and experiences, and you are hungry. Let’s go to breakfast!

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Yellow-billed Kite

  • April 07, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

As suggested by its name, the yellow-billed kite is easily recognized by its entirely yellow bill. It is mostly an intra-African breeding migrant, present in Southern Africa from July to March. Let’s watch this beautiful bird that occurs also in Madikwe Game Reserve.

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Life of a Ranger: Close elephant at the vehicle

  • April 04, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that the elephants in Madikwe can get pretty close? Rhulani’s ranger Ralf tells us about a recent encounter with an elephant bull that was standing very close to his vehicle, and he says how important it is to always give the animal enough space.

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A natural swimming pool in Madikwe Reserve: only for Rhulani’s guests

  • April 01, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation

Exciting news from Rhulani Safari Lodge, just before the long Easter weekend. After long negotiations with North West Parks Board, we have successfully concluded a contract, according to which we can use a natural water pool in the middle of the Madikwe Reserve exclusively for Rhulani’s guests for a swim during the summer. Our guests are instructed to take their swimwear with them on the game drives. With a bit of luck you will enjoy a unique experience of swimming with the elephants.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Lioness drinks from a puddle

  • March 31, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Nice light, gorgeous colors, and after a recent rainfall, a puddle of water on the road. We watch a lioness drinking up close. Look at the reflection of her face in the water and at the many small butterflies that are buzzing around the lioness.

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Rhulani Insights 161 – Working from the «Tshembo Hide»

  • March 28, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Accommodation, Rhulani insights

Today we take a look at our new underground observation hide at the waterhole, called “Tshembo Hide”. This is a place to stay, to relax and, as in the case of Rolf, to work too. And maybe a big bull elephant will come by like this time.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Two giraffes necking

  • March 24, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

We are waiting eagerly when we see two giraffes standing close to each other. We ask ourselves: will the giraffes hit their long necks against each other? This is one of the typical behaviors of these animals and is called “necking”. And yes, look at this!

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Epic fight with a tragic end: Addo lion killed

  • March 22, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

It is a picture of horror that was presented yesterday not so far away from Rhulani Safari Lodge. The four most powerful lions in our region crashed into each other: the two buddies Kwandwe and Monomogolo on the one hand, the two brothers known as “Addo Boys” on the other. One of them was killed in a heroic battle.

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Life of a Ranger: Blue Wildebeest

  • March 21, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that male Blue Wildebeest have small territories and are often walking alone? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair tells us more about these peculiar antelopes, including that, in contrast to the zebras, they prefer to eat the lower grass.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Baboons roaming around

  • March 17, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Today we meet a troop of baboons - Chacma Baboons -  strolling through the savannah of the Madikwe Game Reserve. We are happy to see them far out on safari, and not in our lodge. They are funny to look at there too, but sometimes they also cause us damage.

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