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Life of a Ranger: Close elephant at the vehicle

  • April 04, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that the elephants in Madikwe can get pretty close? Rhulani’s ranger Ralf tells us about a recent encounter with an elephant bull that was standing very close to his vehicle, and he says how important it is to always give the animal enough space.

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Epic fight with a tragic end: Addo lion killed

  • March 22, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

It is a picture of horror that was presented yesterday not so far away from Rhulani Safari Lodge. The four most powerful lions in our region crashed into each other: the two buddies Kwandwe and Monomogolo on the one hand, the two brothers known as “Addo Boys” on the other. One of them was killed in a heroic battle.

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Life of a Ranger: Blue Wildebeest

  • March 21, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that male Blue Wildebeest have small territories and are often walking alone? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair tells us more about these peculiar antelopes, including that, in contrast to the zebras, they prefer to eat the lower grass.

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Life of a Ranger: Dying Marula Tree

  • March 07, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that leopards use the marula trees as their favorite sofa because of the strong branches? Rhulani’s manager Riaan tells us more about the importance for wildlife of these large trees, and we learn that a dying marula tree is the beginning of a new ecosystem of smaller animals.

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Rhulani Insights 159 – Leopard Tracks

  • February 28, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

Hi! We are far out in the bush today’s blog, somewhere in the beautiful nature of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Alasdair found leopard tracks that are pretty fresh, so there’s a good chance that the dangerous cat is not far from us and that we may find it a bit later.

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Life of a Ranger: Lion mother with her 3 boys

  • February 21, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that in Madikwe there is a mother lion named “Maklapa” which has three male cubs? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair tells us more about this unique lioness and about a recent sighting when the mother called for the little ones and finally found them.

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Life of a Ranger: Mobile Wild Dogs

  • February 07, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there are beautiful wild dogs to be seen in Madikwe Game Reserve, but that they are usually always on the move? Rhulani’s Ranger Ralf tells us more about this endangered animal species, and we learn that there is always an alpha male and an alpha female in a wild dog pack.

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Rhulani Insights 157 – Elephant Bones

  • January 31, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

On our excursions through the wilderness with Ralf we find Ralf at a place where some bones are scattered around. Just from the size of them it is obvious: that was an elephant. This big mammal had died of natural causes a few months ago.

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Life of a Ranger: Banded Mongoose

  • January 24, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that at Rhulani there is a large family of banded mongooses that have found their home in the area of our new hide? Rhulani’s manager Riaan tells us more about these lively animals, and mentions the types of mongooses that are found in Madikwe Game Reserve.

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Rhulani Insights 156 – Giraffe: Alasdair’s favorite animal

  • January 17, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

Did you know that our “Captain Redbeard” Alasdair’s favorite animal is the giraffe? On our safari today, Alasdair has the opportunity to introduce us to this wonderful animal and to tell us why he loves it so much.

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