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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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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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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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week in pictures – part 1

Thumbnail image for week in pictures – part 1 by Sabi Sabi July 1, 2014

My first week of a new cycle and it’s been a cracker! Here are some of my favourite shots of the cycle so far. I hope you enjoy them. The Smaller things This cycle I have spent a bit more time photographing more of the smaller things found here at Sabi Sabi, the things that [...]

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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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the rise of the firefly

Thumbnail image for the rise of the firefly by Sabi Sabi June 11, 2014

The day has turned into night and we set out from our sundowner stop, into the chilly air as winter begins to set in. Darkness falls fast in Africa and our tracker waves his spotlight from side to side looking for the reflection of eyes from some of the elusive nocturnal species that moves around [...]

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a week in the bush: vol 11

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 11 by Sabi Sabi June 5, 2014

Welcome to another edition of A Week in the Bush… and what an exciting week it’s been. With the sun rising at a more ‘reasonable’ hour at this time of the year, we have really been able to take advantage of the amazing spectacle that is a Bush Sunrise and share this wondrous experience with [...]

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