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Monthly Archives: September, 2013


Saturday, 15 September Morning Drive It was a beautiful Sunday morning. We picked up a number of male lions tracks, and every one of us – rangers, trackers and guests – was beyond excited. We followed them for about an hour and a half before they split – one set heading east, and the other   

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Image by Sean Gilbert

Cheetah – image by Sean Gilbert Monday 09 September Morning Drive We decided that we would have a nice slow drive to the east, as we were looking for giraffe. Three magnificent kudu bulls proved to be a good substitute for the lack of their taller friends. Other tragelaphus 
(African antelopes: kudus; bongos; nyalas; bushbucks)   

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Hyena pup

Hyena pup Monday 02 September 2013 Morning Drive: A quiet morning. Despite not seeing many of the larger animal species, we spent some very enjoyable time watching a Wahlberg’s eagle. Another real treat was a herd of 14 elephants – including a number of calves. They were moving slowly, south west of our lodge, eating   

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Styx Lioness

Styx Lioness Still no lions, and everyone was anxious to find the big cats. We worked our way east and enjoyed the crisp morning air in the company of giraffe, wildebeest, kudu, nyala and three old buffalo bulls. Around mid-drive, the lions were located. Excitement mounted as we realised that they were very close to   

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Styx female lioness at the Arathusa airstrip; Image by Sean Gilbert Monday The ‘painted wolves’ (wild dogs) of the African savannah are seldom seen in our area of operation. This is largely due to the fact that they are the second most endangered predator on the African continent, coupled with their need for a massive   

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