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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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Life of a Ranger: Muddy buffalo

  • September 22, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Have you ever watched a big buffalo herd wading through dense mud? Rhulani’s ranger Alasdair tells us today about a recent sighting, where he was able to watch this impressive and dangerous “Big5” mammal, and he tells us more about the buffaloes of Madikwe reserve.

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Life of a Ranger: Rock python

  • September 08, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there are many snakes in Madikwe? And did you know that our Ranger Martin is a true snake lover? Martin tells us about his passion and how he relocate different snake species to a safer and suitable habitat.

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August update: Notable changes in the wild dog population

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

The beautiful month of August showed a lot of sunshine and thus a wonderful safari experience for all our guests. But the end of the winter season brought us also dry and dusty days. The highlight: We make a sensational announcement regarding the wild dogs, known as the characteristic animal for Madikwe. Welcome to our monthly report from the bush.

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When will we see cheetah cubs in Madikwe?

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

The question of when we will see small, cute cheetah cubs for the very first time in our park seems to be more justified than ever. For many years, with Rhulani Safari Lodge’s support, the reserve has been investing considerable financial resources and efforts in the ambitious project of reproducing this susceptible animal in the wild, so far with no success. But now the hopes are great.

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Life of a Ranger: Klipspringer kisses

  • August 25, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that klipspringers are loyal to their partner for a lifetime and they always stay together? Rhulani’s Head Ranger Sean tells us more about this interesting, small antelope species, which is sometimes found in rocky areas but also in our lodge.

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Life of a Ranger: Lion roaring

  • August 11, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Have you ever had the opportunity to listen to an impressive lion roar up close and feel how the vehicle is shaking? Rhulani’s ranger Alasdair arrives just in time for this spectacular show and tells us more about the roaring lions in Madikwe

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July Update: The cheetah on the tree

  • August 03, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that even cheetahs can climb trees? If not, you could have followed this as a Rhulani guest with us last month. Welcome to our July review from the bush.

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