The years first

Today was a wonderful day! Before we left the lodge, we had a slight drizzle starting. All of my guests put on the ponchos I offered them and we set off for game drive. Not long after we started, the drizzle stopped and the sun came out. Our first sighting was of two...

Handling her babies gently

For some reason, everyone likes to see new born babies – lions, elephants, zebra, giraffes, etc. However, some species are not that easy to find when there are babies around. This morning, we were lucky enough to see baby hyena pups. We went to the den where we...

Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)

The waterbuck is quite a large antelope, with a coarse, shaggy grey – brown coat and can easily be identified by its distinctive white ring on its rump. Only the bull carries the long, ringed horns. There is usually a white band present on the upper throat, with a...

Lion vs. Leopard

Interspecific competition in ecology is a form of competition in which individuals of different species compete for the same resource in an ecosystem (eg: food or living space). A few days ago, while on a game drive, we witnessed this form of competition when our...

The wonder

We began our game drive at 16:30 and started looking for some general game as it was the first game drive for these guests. We were driving for about 20 minutes when I heard that they had just found a leopard. I decided to respond to the leopard sighting as it is the...

The tension is building up in Africa

After the two days of them having disappeared, we found the southern male lion and one of the females, yesterday together, next to the dam. As we approached the sighting, the male did not show his appreciation for us being there. He started growling at the vehicle,...

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