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A new, young male leopard in our area

  • September 24, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Leopards are quite shy. That means you have to be a lucky to see this big cat on a safari. But it also means that maybe we find an animal that we have hardly seen before. And so a pretty young leopard appeared in our area and offered a show that our ranger Ralf had never seen before.

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Rhulani in tears: The Queen of Madikwe is dead

  • August 28, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

We suspected it for a long time, and yet it is a shock for us. By far the oldest lioness in the Madikwe Game Reserve, also known as “Mgogo Mika”, died at the end of this week. The proud lioness has reached an age which is almost biblical for the wild. Mika died just a few days before her 20th birthday.

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Rhulani NEWS: Cheetahs take down a male impala

  • August 23, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Wildlife

Cruel scene on our safari trip, and still according to the laws of the African bush and wildlife. Four cheetahs take down an adult male impala. The antelope has no chance against the big cats. We know that this is the mother cheetah, that teaches the three cubs how to keep the prey safely under control so that it does not escape again.

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Rhulani Insights 166 - Ralf’s favorite animal: the elephant

  • June 06, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

Here on the road we stop and watch an elephant eating a bush next to us. As we learn from our ranger Ralf, this elephant bull is completely relaxed.

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We expected everything but not that!

  • April 21, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Rhulani’s Ranger Ralf tells us about one of those magical moments that can be admired again and again in the African bush. A few days ago he drove out with our guests in the direction of Tau Dam because, according to information, he expected to find a pride of lions there. But then everything turned out differently.

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Life of a Ranger: Male Giraffe

  • December 27, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that every giraffe (similar to zebras) has a unique, distinctive pattern on the skin? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair presents his favorite animal to us today, and in particular describes the male giraffe, which, unlike the females, has no hair on its horns.

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Monomogolo on the elephant

  • October 10, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

After the long lockdown break we look at the beautiful nature with new, curious and fascinated eyes. Like yesterday, when our funny ranger Alasdair, also known as “Captain Redbeard”, found the dangerous male lions – Monomogolo and Kwandwe - which dominate the territory close to Rhulani. The two boys had previously killed a baby elephant, which is a rather unusual sighting.

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Life of a Ranger: Buffalo Herd

  • August 09, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there are big herds of buffalo you can find in Madikwe Game Reserve? Rhulani’s head ranger Sean tells us more about this fascinating animal and why for him the buffalo is the most dangerous of the Big 5.

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Rhulani Insights 147 – The roof of the game drive vehicle

  • August 02, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Rhulani insights

The vehicle with which you go on the daily safari is open. So you always enjoy the fresh air of the African bush and an open, wide view of the savannah to watch the animals. The vehicle also has a roof, but not always. Rolf tells us more about this today.

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Life of a Ranger: Sandy Elephant

  • July 26, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that baby elephants have a very short trunk, and so the adult animals are making sure that the little ones get rid of ticks and flies? Rhulani’s ranger Alasdair tells us more about the protective behaviour of these big mammals, and see our funny guide acting with all his passion.

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