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Life of a Ranger: Spotted hyena den

  • March 22, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that spotted hyenas are nocturnal animals and are rarely seen during the day? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us more about these interesting predators that are not just the bad guys like in “Lion King”.

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Martin: «The black rhino wanted our company»

  • March 09, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Watching anaimals is always something unique and special. Recently, Rhulani Safari Lodge’s Ranger Martin was surprised by a very sociable black rhino, that followed him for a while. You rarely see something like this.

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Life of a Ranger: Steenbok

  • March 08, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that the Steenbok is one of the smallest antelope species, and that they life with their partner for a lifetime? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair tells us more about the Steenboks and about his theory of why they always run away when you see them.

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Finding leopard Munye: Ralf’s perfect start at Rhulani

  • March 05, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Ralf Niezen had just started to work at Rhulani as a Field Guide and he set out to show our guests the beauties of the Madikwe reserve for the first time. The experienced and highly qualified ranger had a good sense and a bit of luck. A leopard came to meet him on the road.

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February update: A mystical idyll and a cheetah birth

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

Slowly and slowly we are approaching the end of summer time and this with fantastic pictures from Madikwe Game Reserve. The countless, unique animal observations that our guests were able enjoy were surpassed by extraordinary news: the birth of a cheetah. This is the monthly report from February.

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First cheetah birth in the history of Madikwe Game Reserve

  • February 29, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

This is the news we have been waiting for and it is a small sensation for Madikwe Game Reserve. For the first time in the park’s 29-year history, we can report the birth of a cheetah. The ambitious project, which was marked by some setbacks, was finally successful.

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Life of a Ranger: Elephant in musth

  • February 23, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that when an elephant bull is in musth, his testosterone level is more than ten times higher than normal? Rhulani’s head ranger Sean tells us how you can easily recognise when an elephant is in musth and how you should behave when you find one on the road.

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Life of a Ranger: Burchell’s Zebra

  • February 09, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there is a very specific type of zebra in Madikwe Game Reserve, namely the “Burchell’s zebra”? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us more about this beautiful animal and how you can tell the difference between males and females.

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January update: a lion in foreign territory

  • February 05, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

The first month of the new year is already a thing of the past. While we enjoy this time in the most beautiful summer climate and sometimes with some welcome rain, the animal kingdom in Madikwe always gives us exciting moments. Like the one with the skinny lion and the dead giraffe. Welcome to our January update.

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Life of a Ranger: Go-away-bird

  • January 26, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that you can see the gray “Go-away Bird” in Madikwe? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair introduces us to this special bird today and explains why he calls them the “punk rockers of the bird world”.

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