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Rhulani Minute Safari - Giraffe sucking on a bone

  • May 18, 2022 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

An unusual encounter with a giraffe. They actually eat the leaves from the higher treetops, but this giraffe found the leftover bones of an impala in the tree, which a leopard left there. The herbivorous giraffe sucks on bones, which is not uncommon behavior as this is an important protein resource.

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Life of a Ranger: Ostriches

  • May 15, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that with a bit of luck you can see ostriches in the Madikwe Game Reserve? Rhulani’s ranger Willem tells us more about this amazing species of bird and he explains why the males look prettier than the females.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Crimson-breasted Shrike & Stick Insect

  • May 11, 2022 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Today we observe something that we really don’t get to see very often on safari. Luckily, our ranger Alasdair had his camera with him. A bright red bird, a so-called “Crimson-breasted Shrike”, has discovered a huge stick insect in the bushes and is now trying to eat it.

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Rhulani Insights 173 – Finding the Cheetahs

  • May 08, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

Out in the bush with our ranger Willem. Today we witness a special moment. Somewhere in the middle of nowhere two male cheetahs have been sighted. That’s where we want to go now.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Two giraffes eating

  • May 04, 2022 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Right next to us on the road, the two giraffes are not disturbed by our presence and continue to eat.

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A young white rhino was notched successfully

  • May 02, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Community & Conservation, Wildlife

As part of our way back to normal Rhulani Safari Lodge conducted our fist conservation activity after the pandemic for the protection of the animals. A young rhinoceros had its ears notched and was given the name “Bianca”. It was an unforgettable day for the guests present.

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Life of a Ranger: Mozambique Spitting Cobra release

  • May 01, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that our Field Guide and Assistant Manager Daniel is a snake expert? Today Daniel tells us more about a particular species he found recently, the Mozambique Spitting Cobra, and we watch as he releases this young snake far out in the bush.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - The jackal takes a rest

  • April 27, 2022 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Even the clever, fast, and alert jackals need a break every now and then. Here we spot the “black backed jackal” yawning and relaxing in the shade of the bush.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Elephant bulls from the hide

  • April 20, 2022 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

One of the special highlights at Rhulani Safari Lodge is that you can watch elephants from the “Tshembo Hide”, which is located directly at the waterhole.

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Life of a Ranger: Wild dogs at a puddle

  • April 17, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that wild dogs always stay together in a “pack” and that especially the young ones like to play around in the puddles of water? Rhulani’s ranger Alasdair tells us about a recent sighting in which we will also see the dogs biting and snapping, which only reinforces the bonding in the pack.

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