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A protected family

This morning on game drive we stopped at a beautiful watering hole where we had a family (called a pod) of hippos. The family of four hippos was on the one side of the watering hole with another big male hippo on the other side. Things soon became a bit messy as the...

An Adventure

After setting out on my guests’ first game drive ever, we came across some buffalo tracks. We followed them for about half an hour and found a big herd in the middle of the road heading straight towards us. It was a really special sighting; the whole herd, young,...

The Art of Tracking

Tracking may be among the oldest of the sciences. It is also one of the most revealing: trackers gain a detailed understanding of animal behavior through the interpretation of their tracks and other signs, accumulating information – especially on rare or nocturnal...

The night without a camera

It all started one afternoon when I was running a bit late, so I forgot to bring my camera along. I always have my camera on me because you never know when you will have an experience of a lifetime. We were driving around, not knowing what to look for, when I heard...

A tribute

The bush is a limitless classroom of knowledge. Some people have the gift of sharing and showing the knowledge they have gained in the years of spending endless hours in the bush! Today I want to pay tribute and show my greatest gratitude to such a person; Given...

First drops

The first rains of the raining season have finally come, raining 27mm over the last 4 days. Although being a bit early this year, it is welcomed by all the animals and even more by all the trees that have been waiting for this the whole dry season. In about two weeks...

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