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by Sabi Sabi on May 6, 2015

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” – Swami Vivekananda

Some of my earliest memories I have are being out on safari. My first ever safari I was a young 6 months old where we apparently got stuck and the vehicle broke down. The guide and his tracker had no radio signal and left us in the vehicle in the middle of this extremely wild and mysterious wilderness whilst they walked back to the lodge to get help… the adventures of the bush started here for me. Being a Safari Guide has been a dream of mine since being at the ripe old age of 7. I used to walk around the garden with a pair of binoculars that were almost the size of me around my neck and a bird book in the one hand trying to identify different bird species and when I had done so I used to run excitedly inside to tell my parents I think I had just found a new species for me.  Read the full article →

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monochrome monday #20

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“A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.” ― Brigitte Bardot I never understood the importance of taking pictures to document life’s moments until my late twenties and it is something that I regret wholeheartedly.  There is a famous saying that a picture says […]

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a week in the bush: vol 49

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 49 by Sabi Sabi April 30, 2015

During a week, when one of our days was Freedom day, we reflect back on an awesome time in the bush with some of our favourite pictures. We will start with the largest land mammal. There has been numerous sightings of both large herds of Elephants and Elephant bulls this week despite the ending of […]

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off days in the bush

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What the Sabi Sabi team gets up to when not looking after guests Even though this is our passion and we love guiding every second of every day we sometimes get a break in between the 6 week cycles we work. The days that we are not driving guests, we try and organise as many […]

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a dream come true… and some more

Thumbnail image for a dream come true… and some more by Sabi Sabi April 28, 2015

Driving through Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve one will always admire the sheer beauty of the landscape and not just the Big 5. Whether it’s the large open areas, impressive rocky outcrops or the massive trees that are scattered along the drainage lines and rivers. Every guide has a dream image in their mind, whether […]

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monochrome monday #19

Thumbnail image for monochrome monday #19 by Sabi Sabi April 27, 2015

“Don’t pack your camera until you’ve left the location.” -Joe McNally This statement or quote by Joe McNally is one which everyone needs to know when photographing wildlife. Sometimes the animal might be sleeping, for example lions doing what they do best, or just a zebra feeding. Do not let this discourage you from taking […]

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a week in the bush: vol 48

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 48 by Sabi Sabi April 23, 2015

Welcome to another edition of Week in the bush. This week at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve we welcomed the much-needed rain, after an absence of nearly 7 weeks. The bush has really transformed leading to new grass shoots sprouting throughout the reserve providing an essential source of nutrients for the animals for the approaching […]

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my cycle highlights – february/march 2015

Thumbnail image for my cycle highlights – february/march 2015 by Sabi Sabi April 22, 2015

When one comes back from two weeks off, we come back with open arms and no expectations. If the bush has taught us anything, it’s that you “should always expect the unexpected”. You may be back in the driver seat the first day doing transfers and game drives or you may be needed in maintenance […]

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monochrome monday #18

Thumbnail image for monochrome monday #18 by Sabi Sabi April 20, 2015

‘Visual ideas combined with technology combined with personal interpretation equals photography. Each must hold it’s own; if it doesn’t, the thing collapses.’ Arnold Newman. With Autumn being in full swing here at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, the summer mud wallows are all dry making the permanent watering holes a good start on safari as […]

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a week in the bush: vol 47

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 47 by Sabi Sabi April 16, 2015

It’s quite ironic to me that the warmest colors in nature are produced in the coldest period of the year and as we explore this week’s highlights, it will be clear to see that there has been no shortage of spectacular imagery to accompany what was an absolutely stellar week in the bush. Hues of […]

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