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November update: Almost like another reserve

  • December 02, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

If you are used to the dryness of Madikwe and the characteristic pictures of yellow-brown savannahs with arid trees then you were astonished at the change in November. The first rain brought us a real transformation of nature. The animals appreciate this, and our safaris gave impressions in quite unfamiliar colors.

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Life of a Ranger: Mgogo Mika

  • December 01, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that one of the lionesses, which can be found near #RhulaniSafariLodge, is almost incredibly 20 years old, that she has an incredible size and is often in a bad mood? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us more about this magnificent wildcat, which we call “Mgogo Mika”.

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Life of a Ranger: Close to elephants

  • November 17, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that we do not have to approach the elephants at all, but that, conversely, these curious animals come to our vehicle so that we can see them up close? Rhulani’s Head Ranger Sean tells us more about these fascinating mammals, which are usually very relaxed in Madikwe.

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October update: Three different predators on a kill

  • November 04, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Three different predators that enjoy a real feast on a zebra killed; have you ever seen this? It just confirms once again that Madikwe Game Reserve keeps surprising us and even those who are experienced bush visitors. Welcome to our update of the month October.

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Life of a Ranger: Cheetah brothers

  • November 03, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that male cheetahs often live together in so-called “coalitions”? Rhulani’s ranger Alasdair shows us today two cheetah brothers (the “Phinda coalition”), which is at home in Madikwe, and he tells us interesting details about these beautiful cats.

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When the giraffe fell into the water hole

  • November 01, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

When a highly professional photographer and an experienced ranger are on safari and discover a giraffe that slips and falls into a waterhole, then a sensational photo story is guaranteed. Enjoy spectacular impressions of an extraordinary sighting in the bush.

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Life of a Ranger: Giraffes

  • October 20, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there are many giraffes in Madikwe Game Reserve? Can you see the difference between male and female giraffes? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us about a recent sighting of a journey of giraffes and gives an insight about these wonderful animals.

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Life of a Ranger: Black-backed jackals

  • October 06, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there is one special species of jackal which you can see in the Madikwe Reserve? Rhulani’s Head Ranger Sean gives us some interesting details today on the beautiful “black-backed jackals” and tells of a recent sighting where so many of these animals have gathered as never before.

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September update: Elephant chases a leopard away

  • October 02, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

The lack of water pose great challenges for us and the animals at the end of winter time. On the daily safaris with our guests we still enjoyed unique game viewing, such as when an elephant chased a leopard away from the waterhole. Welcome to our monthly update from the bush.

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Rhulani Insights 125 – A Ranger’s break

  • September 29, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights

What does a ranger do when he is not driving around with our guests in the bush, looking for wild animals? Today we visit our fantastic ranger team while they are in the backyards taking a break.

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