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Rhulani Minute Safari - Lions cuddling and resting

  • December 04, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

On a sunny day with a steel blue sky, we watch lions at their main daytime activity. They get a rest and give themselves cuddles.

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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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Rhulani Minute Safari - Following a dazzle of zebras

  • November 27, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

As we drive through the bush on an earthy road, we meet in beautiful light a big, peaceful herd of zebras, called a “dazzle”. Let’s follow these beautiful animals for a while and watch them.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - A steenbok runs away

  • November 20, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

In the shadow are two antelopes, which mostly live as a couple, and which are among the smallest of their kind: Steenboks. Nice to be able to look at these little animals in peace, but then they do what they always do: they run away nimbly.

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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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Rhulani Minute Safari - In the middle of a wild dog pack

  • November 13, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Today we are with two of our Landcruisers in the middle of a wild dog pack and marvel at these wonderful animals, which run around our vehicles.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - An elephant up close

  • November 06, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

It is well known that there are a lot of elephants in Madikwe Game Reserve, and that we can get very close to them. Let’s take a closer look at an elephant bull today. His eyes, the skinfolds, how he chews - in all respects a fantastic mammal!

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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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