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Rhulani Insights 138 – When the cheetah was calling

  • March 29, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Rhulani insights, Wildlife

Today we are experiencing a special moment (which was captured before our lockdown). One of the two cheetah brothers recently had a rendez-vous with a female, and he now seems to miss it. He strolls through the savannah and calls for her. His brother is silently following.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - A detailed view of a zebra

  • March 25, 2020 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

A beautiful light, a silent afternoon and a Burchell’s zebra that stands still and which we can calmly observe. Let us take the opportunity to take a closer look at some details of this animal with the characteristic striped skin.

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“We were spoilt in all aspects and I always felt as part of a great big family”

  • March 24, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Community & Conservation, Wildlife

For our recent guests Marco Strimer and his wife Sabine from Switzerland, the stay was an unforgettable experience. In addition to the usual safari program, a “rhino notching” was organised, which is an important conservation work to protect the rhinos. We thank John Pickering and his wife Suzie for their support and for making this interview with Marco.

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Life of a Ranger: Spotted hyena den

  • March 22, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that spotted hyenas are nocturnal animals and are rarely seen during the day? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us more about these interesting predators that are not just the bad guys like in “Lion King”.

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Rhulani Minute Safari – Go-away birds

  • March 18, 2020 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Today we see one of the most fascinating and funniest bird species in the Madikwe Reserve: the go-away bird. This one has an an easily recognizable call (from which he got his name) and a hairstyle like a rock star.

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Rhulani Minute Safari – A baby leopard tortoise

  • March 11, 2020 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

A small baby tortoise walks decisively across the road to a somewhat safer place in the bushes. We saw this little animal right in time!

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Martin: «The black rhino wanted our company»

  • March 09, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Watching anaimals is always something unique and special. Recently, Rhulani Safari Lodge’s Ranger Martin was surprised by a very sociable black rhino, that followed him for a while. You rarely see something like this.

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Life of a Ranger: Steenbok

  • March 08, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that the Steenbok is one of the smallest antelope species, and that they life with their partner for a lifetime? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair tells us more about the Steenboks and about his theory of why they always run away when you see them.

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Wild dog conservation work with Rhulani’s support

  • March 07, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Community & Conservation, Wildlife

Rhulani Safari Lodge gives occasional support to urgent animal conservation needs in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Early this week, in connection with the management of the wild dogs, which is the animal that is characteristic of the park, a collar from the “alpha male” had to be replaced. This was a special experience for our guests.

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Finding leopard Munye: Ralf’s perfect start at Rhulani

  • March 05, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Ralf Niezen had just started to work at Rhulani as a Field Guide and he set out to show our guests the beauties of the Madikwe reserve for the first time. The experienced and highly qualified ranger had a good sense and a bit of luck. A leopard came to meet him on the road.

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