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Sounds of the bush

Alarm calls of different animals can tell amazing stories and give away the location of the most elusive predators. Whilst on game drive this afternoon we had an experience where the alarm calls of a troop of baboons gave away the location of a female leopard. We were...

The fearless honey badger.

So many times there have been stories told about the honey badger that is tough and fearless. This morning our mission was to find some lions. We had an idea where to start looking for a specific pride of lions and so we took off from River Lodge. On our way to this...

The Hunt

Thousands of people go on safari every year, many with great expectations of seeing Africa’s beasts in action. Witnessing a hunt of any sort is often a very thrilling exciting insight to a way of survival long forgotten by modern day man. I am privileged enough to...

New life

Going on safari is an experience where you can be a part of nature and the surroundings. Being part of a lion hunting its prey is extreme excitement, suspense, action and drama, all at once. But seeing the opposite is heart warming. Coming back from an amazing morning...

Secrets in the tall grass

Moving into an area where a leopard has been seen earlier in the day, my guests could sense that I and my good friend and tracker Steven were looking for something special and rare. So they asked me what I was looking for, but I laughed and said that they just have...
Why do the big cats scratch the trees?

Why do the big cats scratch the trees?

This is a question that I get quite regularly as a ranger. Therefore, I decided to shed some light on the topic. Scratching their claws on trees is typical of most cats and is done for various reasons. They do this in order to keep their claws sharp so that hunting...

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