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a week in the bush: vol 5

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 5 by Sabi Sabi April 16, 2014

Us as Guides have an almost ‘love/hate’ relationship when it comes to taking leave. Most of us work incredibly hard 7 days a week for 6 weeks at a time and have our weekends consolidated into two weeks of uninterrupted leave. Now this well-deserved and usually very much appreciated, however there is one problem with [...]

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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

Thumbnail image for warthog wallow fails to feed her cub by Sabi Sabi April 2, 2014

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

Thumbnail image for southern pride update by Sabi Sabi March 31, 2014

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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lioness and a hare

Thumbnail image for lioness and a hare by Sabi Sabi March 20, 2014

The afternoon scene was set like that out of a movie. The dark clouds rising up and up with lightening striking the outskirts of the clouds like a faulty light bulb. The storm was near and rolling in from the west, the humidity was increasing every minute the storm continued to approach Sabi Sabi. Our [...]

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a week in the bush: vol 3

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 3 by Sabi Sabi March 19, 2014

The heavy rains have lifted and the bush, with its thirst quenched, is returning to business as usual. There has been a lot of action on the reserve this week with guests being treated to some really amazing sightings, but not without just a hint of sadness to darken the mood. There is a saying [...]

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survival of the cubs

Thumbnail image for survival of the cubs by Sabi Sabi March 14, 2014

You would think that being the offspring of the king of the savannah that life would be easy. Just like their prey and competitors, this wonderful landscape can be brutal and unforgiving. Sadly being born into royalty comes with its perils and I believe that the current batches of Southern Pride cubs are in a [...]

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a week in the bush: vol 2

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 2 by Sabi Sabi March 13, 2014

After a lot of speculation as to the whereabouts of our resident lions, the Southern Pride, they showed up in the beginning of the week and have afforded us regular sightings of them since. At first, only four females and six cubs were seen together and all were looking in desperate need of a good [...]

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a photographer’s dream

Thumbnail image for a photographer’s dream by Sabi Sabi March 5, 2014

For most guides, getting into photography is a natural progression and in our case it is not only a means of documenting the natural world we are so fortunate enough to play a part in protecting, it is an art of observation. It has little to do with what we see, but everything to do [...]

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