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Monthly Archives: December, 2013


On game drive in the African bush, one will often hear the loud barking “baahooo” call of baboons. These calls are often dismissed by rangers and tourists alike, however, closer investigation will often reveal a remarkable sighting of one of Africa’s big cats. Why do they do this, you may ask? Well, for one all   

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COVER Woodlands-kingfisher--Sean

It’s summer here at Arathusa Safari Lodge, and it’s an especially magical time indeed! The rains have arrived, and with them a whole lot of incredible things. Water breathes life into the bush, all the insects are out in force, the antelope are lambing, and the bush is lush and green. With this abundance of   

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Panthera pardus… I have always had a passion for leopards.  Thankfully Arathusa is probably one of the best spots to see really relaxed leopards. Here are some photos of sightings that I have enjoyed over the past two months. Did you know? The first leopard descriptions were recorded in 1758, and as many as 27   

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“The last time I saw a Black Rhino in the Sands was in 2004” said my tracker Derek. That is nine years ago! “So, it is really special to see it then?”, someone asked. “Indeed it is” I answered, “very special indeed…” We were about an hour into our afternoon game drive when the call   

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