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November update: Special kills

  • December 03, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

The exciting wildlife in Madikwe caused many surprises and highlights last month. We found predators at rather unusual kills, and we discovered some of the rare animals, by which even our experienced rangers were amazed. Welcome to our monthly report from November.

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October update: Time for rare animals

  • November 04, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

With the first hot days around 40 degrees and with a first big storm summer time has started. Like every month we tell you about the discoveries on our safaris, where we managed to see quite unusual animals this time. Our Field Guide Riaan had his camera ready and took amazing pictures. This is our report from October.

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Rhulani Insights 100 – Talking about the Sickle Bush of Madikwe

  • October 14, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights

If you drive on safari through the Madikwe reserve to look for animals, then one of the typical plants of the reserve will be a constant companion: the Sickle Bush. Let’s talk about it with Sean today.

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My funny story: The elephant’s fifth leg

  • October 11, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Staff

Funny everyday life stories from the bush: Rhulani’s field guide Sean tells us a little anecdote from when he was conducting a game drive with many guests, and he suddenly bumped into an elephant which was in musth.

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September update: Gracious and elegant like a giraffe

  • October 04, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

In the month of September, we experienced a remarkable change from the cool winter to a very summer-like climate. The quality of the safaris for our guests was at best level. The unforgettable sunsets over Madikwe and a joke of our funny ranger Alasdair will be remembered.

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August update: Still excited about the leopards

  • September 03, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

The euphoria over the more frequent and spectacular leopard sightings continues. This is just one of the many highlights that the wonderful wildlife offered us during our game drives in August. Welcome to our monthly update from the bush.

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Leopards keep up the magic of the bush

  • August 09, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Our statistics show that we find the largest animals of the African bush quite often. So, no guest will leave Rhulani disappointed. For our rangers, however, the leopard is one of the big challenges, although lately the frequency of sightings has also increased. What is the chance to see leopards?

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July update: Unique encounters with leopards

  • August 04, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

We are in the middle of the winter months, which means “low season” for our lodge operation and “dry season” for nature. Our guests enjoy more than ever the peace and privacy they would like to have on a trip to the African bush. Starry sky and beautiful wildlife viewing are guaranteed. Welcome to our July update of our rangers.

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June update: bush dating of the cheetahs as the highlight

  • July 05, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

We will remember the past month for many reasons. Winter has arrived. In the morning you have to dress now warmly for the safaris. The sunsets in Madikwe are unforgettable. And then we had an unexpected cheetah meeting. Welcome to our June review from the bush.

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Finally: Cheetah female dates the cheetah males

  • June 08, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Conservation, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

What spectacular news in the middle of the quiet winter time. During a recent game drive with our guests, surprisingly we found one of the cheetah females, as she was just having a rendezvous with the two males of the so called “Phinda Coalition”. “Finally,” one is tempted to say. We waited a long time for this moment!

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