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Rhulani Minute Safari - Early morning birds

  • September 28, 2022 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Early in the morning, when our guests are getting ready for the first safari, the first birds arrive, waiting for the leftover bread seed, which they will get from Michael, Rhulani’s night guard. Daily visitors include a gray go-away bird and a yellow-billed hornbill.

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Rhulani Insights 183 – A water dam in winter time

  • September 25, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Rhulani insights

We are currently at the end of winter. This means there is no rainwater and the natural dams are slowly but surely drying up completely. Let’s visit a dried-up dam today with Ranger Willem and talk about how the animals still get their water.

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Rhino Walk in Madikwe: Finally again!

  • September 25, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Wildlife

Madikwe’s annual event to celebrate the “World Rhino Day” had to be postponed twice due to the Corona crisis, but now it finally took place again last Saturday. The importance of protecting this endangered animal has not changed after the pandemic. Rhulani Safari Lodge participated with all our guests and all were happy to enrich the safari holiday with a unique and unforgettable experience.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Elephant and buffalo at the hide

  • September 21, 2022 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

A visit to Rhulani’s observation hide at the waterhole where two of the largest Big Five face each other: a elephant bull and a buffalo bull. The two look at each other, but accept each other’s presence at the waterhole.

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Life of a Ranger: Golden orb web spider

  • September 18, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that a golden orb web spider’s web is incredibly strong and is even used in parachute lines? Rhulani’s Assistant Manager and Field Guide Daniel tells us exciting details about this species of spider, which is commonly found in Madikwe Reserve.

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Lions at the dam – and then was just chaos

  • September 16, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

«What a wonderful time we had, one of my best sightings”, tells us Rhulani’s ranger Willem, who clearly shows the joy and passion in his job. “Myself and my colleague Ralf were both involved in this lion sighting, which was absolutely amazing at Thlou dam, where we had two female lions hunting”. But let’s listen what actually happened.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Elephant in musth at the hide

  • September 14, 2022 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

The big elephant bull hangs around at Rhulani’s waterhole and we watch him from the underground hide. The bull is obviously in musth. He’s acting a bit odd, urinating all the time, temporal glands between the ear and the eye, and (as we say) the Cadillac is out of the garage.

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Rhulani Insights 182 - Watching elephants from the hide

  • September 11, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Rhulani insights, Wildlife

Look behind the scenes of Rhulani Safari Lodge. Elephants at the watering hole - wow! But it gets even better. At Rhulani there is an underground hide where you can see these animals up close. In today’s blog, we’re on our way to the hide….

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Rhulani Minute Safari - A big flock of guineafowls

  • September 07, 2022 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

The helmeted guineafowls are fun and always welcome residents of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Here we encounter a particularly large flock of this bird species.

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Life of a Ranger: Male lions in the morning sun

  • September 04, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there are two big male lions in Madikwe Reserve that are good friends and like to spend time together? Rhulani’s ranger Ralf tells us about this new coalition and a great sighting of the two in the morning sun.

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