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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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December update: A new record for our giraffes

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

The month of December is the most special one for our lodge operation. Uncertain weather, rains with the annual density test of our thatched roofs, and then the Christmas and New Year period, which demands a special effort for all of us. Above all, we have the daily safaris with unforgettable animal sightings. Welcome to the last monthly update from the bush of 2017.

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We introduce you to “Rhulani’s Big 4”

  • December 29, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife, Staff

We are facing a new, exciting year, which will certainly bring us many unforgettable experiences in the African bush. Our ranger team with Alasdair, Sean, Riaan and Tsholo is eager to find fantastic animal sightings for you. Today we introduce you to Rhulani’s “Big 4”.

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Looking for the Big5 - E11: Male and female lion tracks

  • December 28, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Have you ever thought of becoming a field guider? In Episode 11 of Rhulani Safari Lodge series Looking for the Big 5 Field Guide Alasdair tracks a lion close to the lodge.

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“Our” cheetah made a kill

  • December 28, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Conservation, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

We do not want to withhold this photo and the great news: Alasdair found the female cheetah sponsored by Rhulani Safari Lodge with a kill. This is a good sign! The challenging introduction in the Madikwe Game Reserve seems to go very well.

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Just before Christmas: The cheetah females are free!

  • December 21, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Conservation, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

The gate of the boma was opened for the three cheetah females one week before Christmas. Now we are curious how these magnificent animals will live their lives in the Madikwe Game Reserve, in freedom. We show you the first photos right after the release.

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