Success!

It was a lovely afternoon when we started with our safari, which nowadays seems quite short. Sometimes you may think that, by looking at the weather, it would be easy to find animals so we decided to make our way to a nearby waterhole. What we found was more than we...

New life

We have been very blessed in the last three months to have three elephant calves born – one every month. There is something about a baby elephant that makes your day, whether they are playing with their siblings or trying to understand what this funny long thing...

Teamwork + Knowledge = A Recipe for Success

It is April 2012 and I am guiding a group of eight Italian tourists. On our first afternoon game drive our ranger, Clive and tracker, Freddy, are thinking to themselves “… we have to find the Big 5 for our guests …”. For the first two hours we see a lot of plains...

Early morning fun on the dam wall

As we know every day is a new day and every morning we, as rangers, have new challenges. Today, there was a specific sighting that I was looking for and therefore made sure that everyone was on the vehicle at 6 o’ clock sharp. I was looking for two female lionesses...

Collective Nouns

From childhood we learn about collective nouns for animals, for instance, a herd of cattle, a flock of birds, a gaggle of geese etc. But have you ever wondered what a group of hippos, or giraffes are called? Here are some interesting ones: A Dazzle of Zebra A Journey...

Lion vs Waterbuck

Our journey began on an afternoon drive. It started off a little quiet so we decided to have a drinks break in a beautiful open plains area where the sun sets over the mountains. While chatting with the guests, we hear something and ask everyone to keep quiet. As we...