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a week in the bush: vol 28

by Sabi Sabi on November 25, 2014

Welcome to another edition of ‘A Week in the Bush…’ It’s great to be back on the reserve again, meeting new people, catching up with old friends and spending time with the remarkable creatures we are so blessed to encounter on a regular basis.  So much has been going on and there has been little time in between so without further delay, lets get to it.  In this week’s round up, we have combined events that have occurred over a two-week period.

We have been afforded some fantastic cheetah sightings of late due to the fact that we have had a few of these amazing animals, two males and a female, spending a lot of time on the reserve.  Being apart of such a large wilderness area means that these animals are free to move where they choose and are only bound by the territories in which they set up and defend, although in terms of cheetah they often overlap.  The other factor involved is food and at the moment there is a surplus now that the impala ‘lambing’ season has begun.  Needless to say the sightings have been phenomenal with some days producing two to three separate sightings in a day across the reserve.

Cheetah at Sabi Sabi

cheetah on a kill at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

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highlights: october 2014

Thumbnail image for highlights: october 2014 by Sabi Sabi November 11, 2014

This is a collection of images that we feel are highlights of the month of October 2014. Some are amazing pictures and some are rare sightings or even exciting events at the Sabi Sabi lodges. Enjoy our highlights of the month.

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a week in the bush: vol 27

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 27 by Sabi Sabi November 10, 2014

Welcome to another volume of week in the bush. This week I have decided to do the week in the bush in black and white due to the overcast conditions. These overcast conditions have provided amazing chances for us to capture the bush and the cloud cover has added huge amounts of texture and contrast […]

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cheetah vs hyena

Thumbnail image for cheetah vs hyena by Sabi Sabi November 6, 2014

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”― Winston S. Churchill. This is what we were extremely fortunate to witness earlier this week where we watched a male cheetah face off with two Spotted Hyena. The day had started like any other, the excitement and enthusiasm grew […]

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my highlights august/september 2014

Thumbnail image for my highlights august/september 2014 by Sabi Sabi November 4, 2014

Sightings of animals in the wild are what guests from all over the world come to see. That glimpse of a leopard, one of the most elusive of the Big 5, enabling people to tick those Big 5 boxes. For us as guides, that is not what a safari experience is all about. We want […]

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a week in the bush: vol 26

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 26 by Sabi Sabi November 3, 2014

We have had some amazing, and rare sightings on the reserve this week that we have been fortunate enough to experience with our guests, making it an exciting time to be a Guide at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. This week, it’s all about the mammals and what a show they’ve put on for us. […]

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the art of tracking

Thumbnail image for the art of tracking by Sabi Sabi October 29, 2014

Art is modern, art is contemporary, art is dance, art is entertainment, is tracking an art? Art requires skill, an eye to detail, true passion and is most certainly open for interpretation. A painting can hang in the Louvre with so many hidden textures, meanings and allows for discussion and elucidation on how or why […]

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a week in the bush: vol 25

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 25 by Sabi Sabi October 23, 2014

It’s that time again where we relive the previous week’s worth of incredible sightings, and what a week it’s been. We have been able to share some amazing moments with our guests and as always, it has been a pleasure to do so. We’ll start off this week’s highlights with a spectacular sunrise witnessed at […]

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outcrop lesson

Thumbnail image for outcrop lesson by Sabi Sabi October 21, 2014

Like many of us, our lives are shaped by prominent people – parents, role models, teachers, etc. A mother leopard, a solitary parent, has to fill all of these roles and like us humans this is no mean feat. However, the Outcrop female is doing a fantastic job on raising her young cub, the Kelenge […]

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a week in the bush: vol 24

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 24 by Sabi Sabi October 17, 2014

We’ve had another fantastic week at Sabi Sabi with some incredible moments shared with our most recent guests. The bush has been most productive lately and we are starting to see the first signs indicating that summer is on the way. This will come as quite a relief for reserve’s many struggling inhabitants. With the […]

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