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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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long live the king

Thumbnail image for long live the king by Sabi Sabi July 29, 2014

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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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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a week in the bush: vol 15

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 15 by Sabi Sabi July 4, 2014

It is hard to believe that we are already half way through the winter season, but then again time flies when you’re having fun! We have had another incredible week in the bush here at Sabi Sabi so sit back, relax, and enjoy as we recap on the week’s highlights. The cats were amazing as [...]

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week in pictures – part 2

Thumbnail image for week in pictures – part 2 by Sabi Sabi July 2, 2014

In this blog I will be sharing some of my favorite images of the predators we have seen in the last week. It has been a good week for leopards with Maxabeni and Warthog Wallow being around quite a bit. Maxabeni has been feeding on a warthog kill for the last four days at Fig [...]

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the day of the leopard

Thumbnail image for the day of the leopard by Sabi Sabi June 27, 2014

Tuesday 24th of June 2014…. what a day for leopards it was! It was a crisp winter morning and my guests were on their last drive before returning home to China. They only had time for a very short, one hour long, drive. After contemplating it for a few hours the night before we decided [...]

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what it takes to be a lion

Thumbnail image for what it takes to be a lion by Sabi Sabi June 3, 2014

Over all the time I have been involved in guiding and more especially since Sabi Sabi started with Social Media, I have noticed a trend where people pass judgment on the lions. There is an opinion, even amongst the rangers that certain lions are better than others. I think it is amazing to have such [...]

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Thumbnail image for lisbon by Sabi Sabi May 30, 2014

Part of my job that I enjoy the most is getting to intimately know individual animals and their stories. We don’t have too much access or time for TV out in the bush, but I feel that we have the best soap opera happening right around and in front of our game vehicles. These stories [...]

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with darkness comes insanity

Thumbnail image for with darkness comes insanity by Sabi Sabi May 26, 2014

As we set out for the afternoon Safari our plan was to go and spend some time with 8 lionesses of the Southern Pride that were found in the morning towards the south of Sabi Sabi. We were having a wonderful drive with some great sightings of plains game and one or two lovely birds. [...]

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