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phoenix rising

Thumbnail image for phoenix rising by Sabi Sabi October 1, 2014

It is said that the Phoenix rises from ashes, being reborn. What is the Phoenix you may ask, it is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life from arising from the ashes of its predecessor. For ashes to arise there has to be huge […]

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a legend in the making

Thumbnail image for a legend in the making by Sabi Sabi September 22, 2014

In terms of leopards, Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is home to many different individuals. Individuals that us as Guides on the reserve get to know intimately and of course, each will have their favorites. For me, it is a female affectionately known around these parts as the Nottins female or Young Nottins. She is […]

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a week in the bush: vol 22

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 22 by Sabi Sabi September 18, 2014

Every morning that we are out on safari, the birds songs are getting louder with their activities becoming more pronounced as they are starting to look for potential mates and defend territories. The sun creeps over the horizon and the cold crisp air disappears, the new flush of leaves on the Acacia trees and the […]

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lance’s highlights of the week: vol 1

Thumbnail image for lance’s highlights of the week: vol 1 by Sabi Sabi August 28, 2014

This week the bush has been absolutely pumping! We have had the privilege of viewing a number of cheetahs that have been making the reserve their home in the past few days. It is always special to see these endangered big cats, especially in the beautiful golden settings of late winter. Every now and then […]

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a week in the bush: vol 20

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol 20 by Sabi Sabi 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 […]

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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 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

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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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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