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  • 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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A relaxed young elephant bull in camp

  • December 19, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

We have done some renovation work in the past few days, so we temporarily cut off the electrical wire around the lodge. A young elephant bull used this opportunity for a short visit to Rhulani.

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Life of a ranger: White rhinos

  • December 15, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there are many white rhinos to be discovered in Madikwe Game Reserve and that they take the grass from the ground with their broad lips, like a vacuum cleaner? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair tells us more about these prehistoric-looking mammals and how they differ from the black rhinos that also exist in Madikwe.

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November update: Almost like another reserve

  • December 02, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

If you are used to the dryness of Madikwe and the characteristic pictures of yellow-brown savannahs with arid trees then you were astonished at the change in November. The first rain brought us a real transformation of nature. The animals appreciate this, and our safaris gave impressions in quite unfamiliar colors.

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Life of a Ranger: Mgogo Mika

  • December 01, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that one of the lionesses, which can be found near #RhulaniSafariLodge, is almost incredibly 20 years old, that she has an incredible size and is often in a bad mood? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us more about this magnificent wildcat, which we call “Mgogo Mika”.

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Life of a Ranger: Close to elephants

  • November 17, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that we do not have to approach the elephants at all, but that, conversely, these curious animals come to our vehicle so that we can see them up close? Rhulani’s Head Ranger Sean tells us more about these fascinating mammals, which are usually very relaxed in Madikwe.

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October update: Three different predators on a kill

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

Three different predators that enjoy a real feast on a zebra killed; have you ever seen this? It just confirms once again that Madikwe Game Reserve keeps surprising us and even those who are experienced bush visitors. Welcome to our update of the month October.

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Life of a Ranger: Cheetah brothers

  • November 03, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that male cheetahs often live together in so-called “coalitions”? Rhulani’s ranger Alasdair shows us today two cheetah brothers (the “Phinda coalition”), which is at home in Madikwe, and he tells us interesting details about these beautiful cats.

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When the giraffe fell into the water hole

  • November 01, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

When a highly professional photographer and an experienced ranger are on safari and discover a giraffe that slips and falls into a waterhole, then a sensational photo story is guaranteed. Enjoy spectacular impressions of an extraordinary sighting in the bush.

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Life of a Ranger: Giraffes

  • October 20, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there are many giraffes in Madikwe Game Reserve? Can you see the difference between male and female giraffes? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us about a recent sighting of a journey of giraffes and gives an insight about these wonderful animals.

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