Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Young Styx male by Susan Simoneau

Young Styx male by Susan Simoneau Sunday As another week out here in the African bush got under way, we headed straight into very warm weather – a clear indictation that spring is definitely on our doorstep! Our first sighting of the morning was that of a large herd of elephants that were feeding down   

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Dining al fresco at the waterhole

Dining al fresco at the waterhole Our blog posts focus mainly on the safari aspect of Arathusa, and the fantastic wildlife sightings you can expect when visiting us. For those of you who are interested in seeing what the lodge has to offer, here are a few short video clips that offer you a glimpse:   

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Two male cheetah by Susan simoneau

Two male cheetah by Susan Simoneau Sunday The bush is drier than ever at the moment, with the vegetation noticably thinning out. All the small pans are finally drying up, and the animals are starting to congregate around the larger waterholes. We started off the morning’s safari with a quick sighting of our adult female,   

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Rhino bull by Ryan Johnston

Rhino bull by Ryan Johnston Sunday The morning started off with us locating a nice big herd of elephants not far from the lodge. We followed them for a while, watching as they grazed along our pathway. We left the herd to continue in our quest to follow up on lions that we’d heard calling   

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Female leopard, Shadow, by Ryan Johnston

Female leopard, Shadow, by Ryan Johnston Sunday Another great week was in store as we headed out this morning. We moved in the direction of where our female leopard, Shadow, had her impala kill. The young female was fast asleep up in the tree close to her kill. A pair of hyenas were loitering in   

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Female leopard Ntima stalking by Nic Barrett

Female leopard Ntima stalking by Nic Barrett Lion – seen on 24 days Leopard – seen on 28 days Elephant – seen on 21 days Rhino – seen on 25 days Buffalo – seen on 25 days Cheetah – seen on 1 day Wild dog – seen on 2 days