Monthly Archives: April, 2011

Arathusa Safari Lodge - Elephant

De Beer (tracker) with elephants by Andre "Frodo" Froneman Monday 18 April We started the morning off by looking elephants. A message on the radio of tracks coming in from the Kruger National Park sent us rushing east to the Kruger boundary, where we found a herd of about 20 elephants milling about and feeding.   

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Arathusa Safari Lodge - Ryan Johnston

Ryan Johnston (ranger) on the deck at the Lodge Monday The mornings are getting progressively colder now, and as a result the early drives require a fair amount of bundling up. We decided to take a little bumble towards the western sector for a change of scenery. Yesterday evening we saw Jordaan (big male leopard)   

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Arathusa Safari Lodge - Machingilhane male lion

Machingilhane male lion by Ryan Johnston Leopard was seen on 23 days Lion was seen on 19 days Elephant was seen on 22 days Buffalo was seen on 11 days Rhino was seen on 14 days Cheetah was seen on 8 days Wild dog was seen on 3 days

Arathusa Safari Lodge - Andre Froneman

Andre Froneman and inquisitive elephant by Ryan Johnston   Monday The start of a new week, hopefully it will be as good as the last one. We headed off to the east of the property and were lucky enough to find Thandi, but unfortunately her cub was nowhere to be seen. After spending quite a   

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Arathusa - Ellies & hippos

Elephants and hippos at the waterhole in front of the lodge by Ian Johnston   Monday This morning was still very wet and quiet, so all we managed to see was a herd of elephants. The afternoon more than made up for it however, when we ran into a lone buffalo bull and a herd   

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