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Rhulani Minute Safari - Sleeping Monomogolo

  • July 21, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Here he lies, our majestic lion, whom we call “Monomogolo”. We are right next to him and he shows no movement. He’s the boss here. Isn’t he beautiful with the mane which is slightly darker than usual?

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Rhulani Minute Safari - A hungry Zebra

  • July 14, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

This beautiful Burchell’s zebra is so hungry that while it is eating grass it forgets that we are very close and that we are watching it. There are a lot of zebras in the Madikwe Game Reserve, and most of them are very relaxed.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Buffalo stare at us

  • July 07, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

The buffalo is one of the most dangerous inhabitants of the African bush for us humans. However, they are very careful in the herd, they mostly hide in the bushes and look at us eagerly when we are around.

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A really rare bird spotted on the game drive

  • June 30, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Our guests, who are enjoying the safari looking for the big animals, are completely surprised when their guide Sean suddenly stops and pulls out his camera. He eagerly tries to take a picture of a small bird that stand on the ground and later presents itself once again on a tree. That must be a special bird…

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Elephant behind the leadwood tree

  • June 30, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

We almost missed this elephant on our safari, although it could hardly have been closer to us. He was hiding behind a leadwood tree. But he still couldn’t hide his big, wrinkling ears very well. Have a look!

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Life of a Ranger: Lilac-breasted Roller

  • June 27, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that the Lilac-breasted Roller with its bright colors is one of the most photographed birds in South Africa? Rhulani’s manager Riaan tells us more about this beautiful bird that is very common in Madikwe Game Reserve; and he shows us a small natural hollow where this bird makes a nest.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Lions drink at the puddle

  • June 23, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Somewhat hidden between the bushes we find a pride of lions. There is a natural puddle of water here on this rainy day. Ideal for us to watch the big cats while they are drinking.

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Rhulani Insights 167 – Lion cubs waiting for mummy

  • June 20, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

Well hidden in the bushes, we find three half-grown lions that pass the time here. As Ralf explains to us, the mother lion went hunting and left the cubs behind. They should therefore stay here until they are called by their mother again.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Rhulani from the air

  • June 16, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Accommodation, Wildlife

Rhulani Safari Lodge is embedded in the beautiful 75,000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province in South Africa. Today we see the are of the lodge as well as the nature all around from the air.

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Life of a Ranger: Fluffy Zebra

  • June 13, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that the little zebras have a fluffy fur and look like a teddy bear? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair shows us some cute little zebras today and tells us more about the process of how they lose the fluff when they get bigger.

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