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Win a cocktail - Rhulani’s guests create a bird encyclopedia

  • June 20, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Activities, Wildlife

Madikwe Game Reserve is a true bird paradise. According to the latest estimates, there are more than 400 different bird species. On 17 October 2018 we began to photograph the birds and to create an encyclopedia. Our guests win a cocktail at the bar when they send us a new bird photo. Follow the current status here!

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Giraffe cuddles a tree

  • June 19, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

A mix between eating and cuddling. A giraffe has found a nice tree with green leaves, and we are watching this beautiful animal up close.

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Cheetah couple on honeymoon

  • June 15, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Community & Conservation, Wildlife

Madikwe Game Reserve announces exciting news from the Cheetah Project. The coalition of the two Cheetah brothers has stumbled on one of the straying females. Afterwards we were able to observe the female with one of the males on honeymoon for a short time.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Elephants love water!

  • June 12, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

We are near a pan and find an elephant herd. They splash with the water, drink, wade through the pond, cover themselves with the mud…. These animals love the water above all else!

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Rhulani Minute Safari - A tree squirrel eats a nut

  • June 05, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

A little tree squirrel jumps happily around in the area of our staff quarters. The little animal finds a nut, which it cleverly begins to peel.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Looking into the lion’s face

  • May 29, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Lions are known to lie around in the shade during the day and barely move. So we have time to look straight into the face of this wonderful male lion.

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Rhulani Minute Safari – Next to a grazing rhino

  • May 22, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

How nice that on a safari with Rhulani Safari Lodge you can very often observe these prehistoric, peaceful pachyderms in their natural habitat. A white rhinoceros walks calmly through the savannah and grazes. Enjoy this wonderful moment in the African bush!

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Rhulani Minute Safari - A beautiful caracal sighting

  • May 15, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Yes, there are also caracals in Madikwe Game Reserve! If you are lucky, you can discover this wonderful, shy cat with long ears on safari - like here!

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A short update on the cheetah situation in Madikwe

  • May 10, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

For many years, we have closely followed the development of the cheetahs in Madikwe. At Rhulani, we are primarily interested in helping the reserve get its own offspring for the first time, and we have offered sponsorships for new female cheetahs. Time for a short update.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - A spotted hyena on the airstrip

  • May 08, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

It is well known that it is relatively difficult to observe this fast and shy animal on a safari. But here we present a spotted hyena that peacefully is enjoying the morning sun on the airstrip of Madikwe. A special sighting!

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