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Finally: Cheetah female dates the cheetah males

  • June 08, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Conservation, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

What spectacular news in the middle of the quiet winter time. During a recent game drive with our guests, surprisingly we found one of the cheetah females, as she was just having a rendezvous with the two males of the so called “Phinda Coalition”. “Finally,” one is tempted to say. We waited a long time for this moment!

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May update: The month of the giraffe

  • June 08, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Traditionally, May was the quietest month of the year, measured by the number of guests visiting Madikwe Game Reserve. The few visitors enjoyed a private atmosphere with unforgettable game viewing. Welcome to our monthly report from the bush.

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Welcome to the “Ferrari Safari”

  • May 29, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

A safari is a cozy, relaxing activity. Slowly you drive through the wild landscape, enjoy the peace, looking for animals. But it may be that your Ranger suddenly presses the gas pedal down and rushes away. Welcome to your «Ferrari Safari».

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April update: Two absolute highlights in the bush

  • May 07, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Beautiful wildlife viewing and a pleasant, autumnal climate accompanied us through the month of April. Two big cats, lions and leopards, provided an absolute highlight, that one encounters only very rarely. Welcome to our monthly report from the bush.

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Mating leopards: A big surprise even for an experienced ranger

  • May 02, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

For many guests of Rhulani Lodge, a safari with us is a «once in a lifetime experience». You see so many unique, new and amazing things as you would not have imagined before. At the same time, one wonders whether the experienced ranger, who drives you through the African bush, perceives all this just as a boring routine, or whether he is fascinated again and again by the wonders of nature. The second is the case. And there are very unique sightings for them as well, as it happened two days ago.

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March update: Good rains and good sightings

  • April 04, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

By the end of March we are at the end of the summer and the rainy season. The weather was pretty crazy, but all our safaris took place, although sometimes not on all the earthy roads of Madikwe and sometimes at unusual times. Our guests enjoyed it anyway. Welcome to our monthly report from the bush.

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February update: The leopards are back

  • March 06, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

As our monthly statistics show, February was again a very good month for fantastic wildlife observations. It was striking that the leopard, which is very difficult to spot even by our experienced rangers, could be found with a rate well above average, which made our many late summer guests particularly happy.

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January update: Lions almost took the first place

  • February 09, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

In the new year, Rhulani’s Rangers continue to report via meticulous statistics, what we see with our guests on the daily game drives. The Big 5, a major attraction for many guests, were seen with a very high likelihood. Here is the update from the bush of January 2018.

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Female cheetahs: now we are “cautiously optimistic”

  • February 02, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Conservation, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Here is an update for all wildlife lovers, who are following our exciting “Female Cheetah Project”. The three wild cats continue to do well since the release. They are all still alive, hunt, eat, and they have even met with the males. But there are also some challenges…

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Looking for the Big5 - E12: How to track a lion

  • January 11, 2018 | RhulaniSafariLodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Why not becoming a ranger? In Episode 12 of Rhulani Safari Lodge series Looking for the Big 5, Field Guide Alasdair tracks a lion close to the lodge

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