Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Salayexe with her cub by Ryan Johnston

Salayexe with her cub by Ryan Johnston Sunday Another week has come and gone, and we’re almost at the end of yet another month here at Arathusa. Game viewing had a slow start this morning, but we did manage to find one of the Styx lionesses. She was sleeping close to where we had left   

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Saddle-billed stork - Brandon Birch

Female Saddle-billed stork – Brandon Birch Sunday After some bad weather last week, this week did not disappoint, as we really had some hot days out here in the bush at Arathusa. The weather did wonders for us, and the big cat sightings were really good. We started off the week by seeing a pride   

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A Steppe eagle being dive-bombed by a pari of Fork-tailed drongos - Brandon Birch

A Steppe Eagle being dive-bombed by a pair of Fork-tailed Drongos – Brandon Birch Sunday A windy start to the morning saw to it that not much was seen for most of the drive, other that various general game species such as zebra, wildebeest and giraffe, which are always lovely to see. We had a   

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Giraffe at sunset - Brandon Birch

Giraffe at sunset – Brandon Birch Sunday We headed north from the lodge first thing in the morning, hoping to catch up with a male lion we had heard calling the previous evening. On route we came across a small herd of about 50 buffalo that were bedded down in some very thick grass, sheltering   

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Armand at a sighting of a pack of wild dogs by Ryan Johston

Armand at a sighting of a pack of wild dogs by Ryan Johston Lions – seen on 25 days Leopards – seen on 23 days Buffalo – seen on 24 days Elephants – seen on 27 days Rhino – seen on 17 days Cheetahs – seen on 2 days Wild dogs – seen on 9   

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