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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

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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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lisbon

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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

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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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nottins is working hard for her cubs

Thumbnail image for nottins is working hard for her cubs by Sabi Sabi May 19, 2014

What a leopard she is. Since my arrival at Sabi Sabi, almost 5 years ago, I have been absolutely captivated by this beautiful cat. Currently just short on 16 years old, she is still going strong and has recently been found with two new cubs. The sighting was short and sweet but it was a [...]

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three’s company

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The Southern Pride has been in disarray for the last year as they have been split into two factions after the loss of one of the Kruger males. With a total of 16 different males all trying to take over the pride and the territory, the loss of countless cubs and the splitting of the [...]

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fight or flight

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Being a mother comes with a huge amount of responsibility, especially in the African bush where a leopardess`s solitary existence puts huge pressure not only on her own life but also that of her offspring. There comes a time when even being at the top of the food chain, a decision has to be made [...]

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warthog wallow fails to feed her cub

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It was a very hot and dry afternoon; we were out on safari with one thing in mind, to find the elusive leopard! Try as we may throughout the safari there were no tracks to be found, I soon realised it was too hot out for a leopard to be walking around. We spent our [...]

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southern pride update

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The story of the Southern Pride is an ever-evolving masterpiece of nature. I have mentioned on a number of occasions that nature is all about the good, the bad and the ugly and without these three factors the entire system will fall apart. The Southern Pride is not immune to this and over the past [...]

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a week in the bush: vol 4

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 4 by Sabi Sabi March 25, 2014

The Southern African wilderness is unbelievably diverse in terms of the array of life found within it, from the smallest of insects to the world’s largest land mammal. As a guest to our country it is sometimes so easy to overlook the smaller details when on a safari, especially when confronted with the infamous and [...]

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