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January update: A good start, but sad news about the cheetahs

  • February 04, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

With the start of the new year, we linked seamlessly to the fantastic successes in game viewings of recent months. But bad news regarding the cheetah project, which we have been supporting in Rhulani for years, overshadowed the achievement.

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December update: Baby jackals and a Rock Python

  • January 05, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

What a year-end! Our consistently good animal sighting statistics have been enriched by numerous special highlights. Welcome to our monthly report of our rangers from December.

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Two kills in one day

  • January 03, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

The New Year has started with a bang for our Rhulani guests. On the same day we found two big cats, which killed a prey.

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On a special game drive with Martin

  • December 21, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

As we know, every day something new happens in the African bush. Even our experienced sometimes get amazed. Today, on the morning safari, our youngest ranger Martin found a big Southern African Python. Listen to this story.

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November update: Special kills

  • December 03, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

The exciting wildlife in Madikwe caused many surprises and highlights last month. We found predators at rather unusual kills, and we discovered some of the rare animals, by which even our experienced rangers were amazed. Welcome to our monthly report from November.

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October update: Time for rare animals

  • November 04, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

With the first hot days around 40 degrees and with a first big storm summer time has started. Like every month we tell you about the discoveries on our safaris, where we managed to see quite unusual animals this time. Our Field Guide Riaan had his camera ready and took amazing pictures. This is our report from October.

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Rhulani Insights 100 – Talking about the Sickle Bush of Madikwe

  • October 14, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights

If you drive on safari through the Madikwe reserve to look for animals, then one of the typical plants of the reserve will be a constant companion: the Sickle Bush. Let’s talk about it with Sean today.

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My funny story: The elephant’s fifth leg

  • October 11, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Staff

Funny everyday life stories from the bush: Rhulani’s field guide Sean tells us a little anecdote from when he was conducting a game drive with many guests, and he suddenly bumped into an elephant which was in musth.

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September update: Gracious and elegant like a giraffe

  • October 04, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

In the month of September, we experienced a remarkable change from the cool winter to a very summer-like climate. The quality of the safaris for our guests was at best level. The unforgettable sunsets over Madikwe and a joke of our funny ranger Alasdair will be remembered.

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August update: Still excited about the leopards

  • September 03, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

The euphoria over the more frequent and spectacular leopard sightings continues. This is just one of the many highlights that the wonderful wildlife offered us during our game drives in August. Welcome to our monthly update from the bush.

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