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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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Rhulani Insights 146 – Rhinos and zebras at the pan

  • July 19, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

In today’s blog we experience an indescribably beautiful animal sighting at the pan, where a few white rhinos and zebras are found in the light of the evening sun. The reason for the animals’ stay here does not seem to be the water, as Rhulani’s head ranger Sean explains.

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Life of a Ranger: White rhinos playing

  • July 12, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that the rhinos love to pass the time in the wet mud? Watch three white rhinos with Rhulani’s Ranger Martin and learn more about these interesting mammals.

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Life of a Ranger: Kori Bustard

  • June 28, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that Kori Bustard is Africa’s heaviest flying bird? Rhulani’s Head Ranger Sean tells us more about this special bird. Sean also shows us what it looks like when this bird takes off. Almost like an airplane!

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Life of a Ranger: Impala bachelor herd

  • June 14, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that young male impala often get together to form a so-called “Bachelor herd”? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us more about these elegant antelopes, which always have a shiny, clean skin.

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Life of a Ranger: Leadwood Tree

  • May 31, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there are many leadwood trees to be seen in Madikwe Game Reserve, which are protected in South Africa? Rhulani’s Head Ranger Sean tells us more about this slow growing tree and its importance for the ecosystem and for Rhulani.

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Rhulani Insights 142 – Talking about Dung Beetles

  • May 24, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

In today’s blog, we meet funny residents of the Madikwe Game Reserve: a dung beetle couple busily rolls a ball across the savannah. Why are they doing this?

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Life of a Ranger: Dung beetle

  • May 17, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that in Madikwe Game Reserve you will be amazed about the funny dung beetles that are eagerly rolling a round dung ball through the savannah? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us more about these special insects and their “honeymoon through the bush”.

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Life of a Ranger: Southern-masked Weaver

  • May 03, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that you often encounter the Southern-masked Weavers in our lodge? Rhulani’s Head Ranger sean introduces us to these coloured birds and tells us how the males build beautiful nests with their beaks.

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Life of a Ranger: Buffalo Defense

  • April 19, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that a herd of buffaloes is standing often very close together and thus builds a real line of defense? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair tells us more about this special behavior of these dangerous animals and tells us how an alarm signal is immediately passed on to the herd.

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