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a week in the bush: vol 20

by Sabi Sabi on August 26, 2014

What can I say about the sightings this last week? In one word, “Sensational!” I am baffled as to how it is possible that the quality of sightings that we are experiencing with our guests lately seem to be getting better and better every day. In three or four days guests are seeing things that it takes the National Geographic film crews months to put together. The vast majority of events in this particular blog post occurred over 5 days with the same set of guests.

The week had started out as per ‘usual’ with my guests and I enjoying the abundance of game out and about on the reserve. The sun is still sitting relatively low on the horizon and this makes for very beautiful light in which to view animals. Some of the more memorable moments where more general game is concerned are featured below. A beautiful silhouette of a kudu cow as she was feeding atop a termite mound after sunset, a zebra stallion posing for us from a heightened vantage point and a magnificent elephant bull that we encountered near the Sabi Sabi airstrip.

zebra at sabi sabi private game reserve

kudu while on safari at Sabi Sabi Luxury Safari Lodges

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peaceful leopards

Thumbnail image for peaceful leopards by Sabi Sabi August 25, 2014

For the last 5 years I have had the privilege of viewing leopards that defy logic. To be able to sit with a leopard for an indefinite amount of time with this majestic and regal cat not so much as looking up at you is something I cannot explain. From a young age I used [...]

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a tribute to the bull

Thumbnail image for a tribute to the bull by Sabi Sabi August 19, 2014

Warning: Graphic Content! Some days ago, the Sand River male lions and Southern Pride lionesses made their way back onto Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve and looked to be desperate for a decent meal. First appearing in the south, we tracked them towards Earth Lodge observing as they intently stalked whatever crossed their path, but [...]

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a week in the bush: vol 19

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 19 by Sabi Sabi August 18, 2014

It has been another extraordinary week here at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve and yet again, there has been just so much action that it is becoming increasingly difficult to include everything on the social media platforms. Without further a due, lets get into the week’s highlights. The Bushbuck is a browsing animal that is [...]

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highlights: july 2014

Thumbnail image for highlights: july 2014 by Sabi Sabi August 12, 2014

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

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a week in the bush: vol 18

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 18 by Sabi Sabi August 4, 2014

“Fear of Missing Out”. I have never bought into the social trends of the majority, but this little phrase I believe holds more true to Guides than any other group of people. At least for me anyway. As I have mentioned once before, taking one’s leave is somewhat of a bitter/sweet affair. On one hand, [...]

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long live the king

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Sandriver male leopard is facing a similar fate as his father once did (Thumbela male). He has had to become a rather nomadic male after being forced out of the northern sector of Sabi Sabi by his new nemesis, Maxabeni. Sandriver spends most of his days in the Southern sector close to Earth Lodge but [...]

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a week in the bush: vol 17

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 17 by Sabi Sabi July 25, 2014

Well this week has once again been an incredibly action packed week here at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. It seems as if the predators have taken the spotlight this week, most possibly due to there having been two massive herds of buffalo on the property, and trailing these herds we found both lions and [...]

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hunger makes you nasty

Thumbnail image for hunger makes you nasty by Sabi Sabi July 23, 2014

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING! As soon as the coffee started to flow through our veins, our eyes were beginning to open and our internal generators were started. We immediately set off into the area where Warthog Wallow had killed and hoisted a big impala ewe into a tree the previous night. We were all excited wondering [...]

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what is it to be a safari guide?

Thumbnail image for what is it to be a safari guide? by Sabi Sabi July 21, 2014

Who are we as Safari Guides (Rangers)? The dictionary describes us as ‘a person who advises others, especially in matters of behaviour on an expedition to observe animals in their natural habitat.’ This is an extremely broad definition and really doesn’t highlight the expertise and the type of guide I see here at Sabi Sabi. [...]

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