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A feast in the elephant: The hyenas show us the way

  • December 02, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

“There is a huge elephant that died of a natural cause,” explains Rhulani’s ranger Ralf as he drives towards the place where apparently this colossus was lying in the bushes. It will be one of those unique, unforgettable game drives in Madikwe you are waiting for.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Jackal retrieves his lost prey

  • November 30, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

The little black-backed jackal has lost its prey, a newborn impala, in the middle of the road we were about to drive through. We wait and watch as the jackal comes back and fetches its prey.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - 3 young lions without mommy

  • September 29, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Wildlife

Three young lions in the bush and their mother is in search of food. The little ones have to stay together, but they have a great time here and play together. Soon mummy will be back.

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A new, young male leopard in our area

  • September 24, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Leopards are quite shy. That means you have to be a lucky to see this big cat on a safari. But it also means that maybe we find an animal that we have hardly seen before. And so a pretty young leopard appeared in our area and offered a show that our ranger Ralf had never seen before.

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Rhulani in tears: The Queen of Madikwe is dead

  • August 28, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

We suspected it for a long time, and yet it is a shock for us. By far the oldest lioness in the Madikwe Game Reserve, also known as “Mgogo Mika”, died at the end of this week. The proud lioness has reached an age which is almost biblical for the wild. Mika died just a few days before her 20th birthday.

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Rhulani Minute Safari – Kudu watching us

  • August 25, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

We observe this female kudu from our hidden Tshembo Hide. The shy antelope seems to have discovered us, because it looks constantly and a little nervously to us, and also puts its big ears in our direction.

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Rhulani NEWS: Cheetahs take down a male impala

  • August 23, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Wildlife

Cruel scene on our safari trip, and still according to the laws of the African bush and wildlife. Four cheetahs take down an adult male impala. The antelope has no chance against the big cats. We know that this is the mother cheetah, that teaches the three cubs how to keep the prey safely under control so that it does not escape again.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Mother Lion cuddles with the little ones

  • August 18, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

In a beautiful, hidden spot, a mother lion with the three little cubs are enjoying the time together. Time to cuddle and play.

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Rhulani Minute Safari – Elephant drinks water from the pipe

  • August 11, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Elephants are intelligent animals and know exactly where to get the freshest water. There is a fresh water pipe at our water hole. The elephant sticks its trunk on it and lets it be filled. Pretty clever!

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Warthogs eating soil

  • August 04, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

These pictures were taken up close from our underground hiding place at the waterhole. Two warthogs visit us to eat soil, which provides important minerals for them.

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