Monthly Archives: July, 2011

Arathusa Safari Lodge - Game Drive

Armand (ranger) and Roy (tracker) with the Majinilane male and Styx lioness by Ryan Johnston Monday We went looking for lions again this morning, and found the young Styx female still mating with the Majingilane male. There was no sign of other two brothers however. We also found two of our older leopards, Mafufenyane and   

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Arathusa Safari Lodge - Male leopard

Styx male lion by Ryan Johnston Monday So begins another magical week in the bush, and what a way to get it started. We had lioness tracks in the area, and after tracking them for a short while we managed to find five lionesses from the Tsalala pride. They had just killed a young kudu   

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Arathusa Safari Lodge - Male lion

Male lion from Othawa pride by Ryan Johnston Monday So yet another week gets going out here in the bush, and we couldn’t have asked for a better winter’s morning to kick it off with. After watching a breathtaking sunrise, we bumped into an impressive breeding herd of elephants. While watching the elephants go about   

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Arathusa Safari Lodge - Game drive

Armand “Mabonzo” Minnaar (ranger) & Roy Mkansi (tracker) with the young Styx male by Ryan Johnston Monday The morning drive proved very quiet, and we drove for ages without finding much. After much searching we eventually we came across a male and female rhino couple peacefully grazing on an open clearing. From there we headed   

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Arathusa Safari Lodge - Buffalo

Buffalo with Oxpecker on its head by André "Frodo" Froneman Leopard was seen on 26 days Lion was seen on 25 days Elephant was seen on 26 days Buffalo was seen on 23 days Rhino was seen on 22 days Cheetah was seen on 2 days Wild dog was seen on 0 days