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A really rare bird spotted on the game drive

  • June 30, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Our guests, who are enjoying the safari looking for the big animals, are completely surprised when their guide Sean suddenly stops and pulls out his camera. He eagerly tries to take a picture of a small bird that stand on the ground and later presents itself once again on a tree. That must be a special bird…

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Life of a Ranger: Lilac-breasted Roller

  • June 27, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that the Lilac-breasted Roller with its bright colors is one of the most photographed birds in South Africa? Rhulani’s manager Riaan tells us more about this beautiful bird that is very common in Madikwe Game Reserve; and he shows us a small natural hollow where this bird makes a nest.

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Rhulani Insights 167 – Lion cubs waiting for mummy

  • June 20, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

Well hidden in the bushes, we find three half-grown lions that pass the time here. As Ralf explains to us, the mother lion went hunting and left the cubs behind. They should therefore stay here until they are called by their mother again.

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Life of a Ranger: Fluffy Zebra

  • June 13, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that the little zebras have a fluffy fur and look like a teddy bear? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair shows us some cute little zebras today and tells us more about the process of how they lose the fluff when they get bigger.

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Rhulani Insights 166 - Ralf’s favorite animal: the elephant

  • June 06, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

Here on the road we stop and watch an elephant eating a bush next to us. As we learn from our ranger Ralf, this elephant bull is completely relaxed.

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Life of a Ranger: Baby Impala

  • May 30, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that 20 minutes after birth a baby impala can run almost as fast as its mother? Rhulani’s Ranger Ralf tells us more about the rainy season in Madikwe, when the antelopes have offspring.

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Rhulani Insights 165 - An Aardvark Hole?

  • May 23, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

Coffee break in the morning sun, in the bush, and of course with a sip of Amarula. But today’s blog is not supposed to show that leisurely break during the morning safari. There is a fairly large hole very close to our location.

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Life of a Ranger: Red-crested Korhaan

  • May 16, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that the Red-crested Korhaan is an extremely interesting species of bird that lives mainly on the ground? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair tells us more about the bizarre mating display that characterises the male birds.

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Rhulani Insights 164: Thorns and Spines

  • May 09, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights

An interesting blog today, again in the middle of the bush on safari, with Ralf. We take a look at a tree that has a red colored bark, which comes from a chemical called “tannin”, which the tree produces in its defense. And so we speak today of the defense mechanisms of the trees.

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Life of a Ranger: Leopard Tortoise

  • May 02, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that leopard tortoises can’t swim? Rhulani’s Ranger Ralf tells us more about these wonderful reptiles, and he explains that leopard tortoises are growing up quite slowly, and it is quite difficult to age them.

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