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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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Life of a Ranger: Greater Kudu

  • January 12, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that a kudu can jump easily over a car? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us more about this large antelope today, especially about the male with the beautiful horns, that are also known as the “grey ghosts” of the African bush.

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December update: black rhinos very relaxed

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

For the last time in 2019, let’s take a look at the activities of the animals in Madikwe Game Reserve, where there were many unique sightings to marvel at for us and our guests. Welcome to the December update from the bush and the animal statistics presented by Rhulani’s rangers.

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The joke with the egg-eating snake

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

News from our young ranger and «snake man» Martin: He recently found a snake in a bucket near our water tanks. A typical location for the dangerous puff adder. And it actually also looked like one…

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Life of a Ranger: Following a lion

  • December 29, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that lions define their territory by means of so-called “scent marking”? Rhulani’s Head Ranger Sean introduces us today to two lion males that live very close to our lodge and he tells us more about these impressive big cats.

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Rare discovery: a hermaphrodite impala

  • December 27, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

We couldn’t believe our eyes. In the middle of an Impala herd, we discovered an animal with somewhat strangely shaped and unusually long horns. It soon became clear that it was not a male. It was a female with a genetic defect.

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Dear Mika, Merry Christmas, we love you all!

  • December 23, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

We recently met a pride of lions at Inkwe Pan. Among them was the most beautiful, biggest, most impressive and also by far the oldest lioness in the entire reserve. We call her “Mika”. It was a sighting of rare beauty.

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