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Rhulani Minute Safari - White rhino walking on the road

  • August 21, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Quite comfortably and slowly, this big, white rhino walks on the road in front of us. Let’s just follow this wonderful, prehistoric looking mammal and watch it on its walk.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Cheetah on a tree

  • August 14, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Every safari guest wants to take a picture of the leopard hanging in the tree. But have you ever seen a cheetah as it skilfully climbs up the tree, and how it balances on the branches with the long, thin legs?

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Life of a Ranger: Lion roaring

  • August 11, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Have you ever had the opportunity to listen to an impressive lion roar up close and feel how the vehicle is shaking? Rhulani’s ranger Alasdair arrives just in time for this spectacular show and tells us more about the roaring lions in Madikwe

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Kudu mum with cub

  • August 07, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Right at the entrance gate to Madikwe we meet a kudu mother with a cub, where you can still see the fluffy skin. They are not afraid, but always stay together.

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July Update: The cheetah on the tree

  • August 03, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that even cheetahs can climb trees? If not, you could have followed this as a Rhulani guest with us last month. Welcome to our July review from the bush.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Elephants on the road

  • July 31, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

This is the “classic safari experience” par excellence. A herd of elephants blocking the road, giving us an entertaining spectacle. In the background a beautiful view of Madikwe Game Reserve.

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Life of a Ranger: Warthogs

  • July 28, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Have you ever watched on a safari the small, nimble Warthogs, that run like lightning, tail up, through the savannah? Rhulani Safari Lodge’s Ranger Martin shows us a recent sighting of a cute warthog family and tells us more about these interesting animals.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Yellow-billed hornbill takeoff

  • July 24, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

One of the most common and eye-catching birds in Madikwe Game Reserve is sitting on the treetop, when we are driving by in the afternoon. The “Yellow-Billed Hornbill” looks around and then flies away.

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

  • July 23, 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 - Buffaloes wading through the mud

  • July 17, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

This large buffalo herd has a hard time traversing the rather thick mud of Inkwe Pan. But they still seem to like it!

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