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Life of a Ranger: Ostriches

  • May 15, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that with a bit of luck you can see ostriches in the Madikwe Game Reserve? Rhulani’s ranger Willem tells us more about this amazing species of bird and he explains why the males look prettier than the females.

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Rhulani Insights 173 – Finding the Cheetahs

  • May 08, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

Out in the bush with our ranger Willem. Today we witness a special moment. Somewhere in the middle of nowhere two male cheetahs have been sighted. That’s where we want to go now.

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Life of a Ranger: Mozambique Spitting Cobra release

  • May 01, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that our Field Guide and Assistant Manager Daniel is a snake expert? Today Daniel tells us more about a particular species he found recently, the Mozambique Spitting Cobra, and we watch as he releases this young snake far out in the bush.

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Rhulani Insights 172 – The «hard life» of a ranger

  • April 24, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights

Our rangers really have a hard life. They get up early in the morning and they spend the whole day with the animals and our guests in the bush. Often they don’t go to sleep until the guests have gone to bed. Today Ralf and Alasdair have no guests. So, no afternoon drive. Then what does a ranger do?

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Life of a Ranger: Wild dogs at a puddle

  • April 17, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that wild dogs always stay together in a “pack” and that especially the young ones like to play around in the puddles of water? Rhulani’s ranger Alasdair tells us about a recent sighting in which we will also see the dogs biting and snapping, which only reinforces the bonding in the pack.

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Life of a Ranger: Leopard tortoise drinking water from the hide

  • April 03, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that at Rhulani there is an observation hide from where - well hidden - you can observe all kinds of animals up close, even the smallest ones? Rhulani’s ranger Ralf tells us today about a leopard tortoise that visited the waterhole and went swimming in it.

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Rhulani Insights 170 – Packing for Game Drive

  • March 27, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Accommodation, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights

It’s late afternoon in Rhulani and we’re getting ready for the game drive. For our ranger Willem, this means making the final preparations to get the vehicle ready to go and pack the cooler boxes for sundowners. Let’s follow him!

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Life of a Ranger: Lionesses walking at night

  • March 20, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that lions are nocturnal animals? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair tells us about a recent night sighting and he says why he loves the life in the bush so much: you never know what you are going to bump into.

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Life of a Ranger: Matabele Ant Raid

  • March 06, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that from time to time the Matabele Ants make a veritable attack on termite mounds, they paralize the termites and take them out as it is one of their favorite meals? Rhulani’s ranger Willem shows us one of these rather unusual sightings today, and we watch as the ants come back from the raid.

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Booooom ... There was the leopard

  • February 26, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

There’s something special, magical about the photo of the drinking leopard, don’t you think? It was shot yesterday, on game drive, by our ranger “Captain Redbeard” Alasdair. Let’s ask how this came about.

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