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Life of a Ranger: Greater Kudu

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

Did you know that a kudu can jump easily over a car? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us more about this large antelope today, especially about the male with the beautiful horns, that are also known as the “grey ghosts” of the African bush.

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December update: black rhinos very relaxed

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

For the last time in 2019, let’s take a look at the activities of the animals in Madikwe Game Reserve, where there were many unique sightings to marvel at for us and our guests. Welcome to the December update from the bush and the animal statistics presented by Rhulani’s rangers.

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The joke with the egg-eating snake

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

News from our young ranger and «snake man» Martin: He recently found a snake in a bucket near our water tanks. A typical location for the dangerous puff adder. And it actually also looked like one…

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Life of a Ranger: Following a lion

  • December 29, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that lions define their territory by means of so-called “scent marking”? Rhulani’s Head Ranger Sean introduces us today to two lion males that live very close to our lodge and he tells us more about these impressive big cats.

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Rare discovery: a hermaphrodite impala

  • December 27, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

We couldn’t believe our eyes. In the middle of an Impala herd, we discovered an animal with somewhat strangely shaped and unusually long horns. It soon became clear that it was not a male. It was a female with a genetic defect.

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Dear Mika, Merry Christmas, we love you all!

  • December 23, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

We recently met a pride of lions at Inkwe Pan. Among them was the most beautiful, biggest, most impressive and also by far the oldest lioness in the entire reserve. We call her “Mika”. It was a sighting of rare beauty.

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A relaxed young elephant bull in camp

  • December 19, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

We have done some renovation work in the past few days, so we temporarily cut off the electrical wire around the lodge. A young elephant bull used this opportunity for a short visit to Rhulani.

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Life of a ranger: White rhinos

  • December 15, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there are many white rhinos to be discovered in Madikwe Game Reserve and that they take the grass from the ground with their broad lips, like a vacuum cleaner? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair tells us more about these prehistoric-looking mammals and how they differ from the black rhinos that also exist in Madikwe.

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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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