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one cat’s loss is another cat’s gain

Thumbnail image for one cat’s loss is another cat’s gain by Richard de Gouveia April 17, 2012

The day had warmed up considerably after a cold and everyone was in high spirits to see what would be in store for them on the afternoon safari. We left Little Bush Camp and the first stop was to show them the immense skull of a rhino that had been killed by an elephant. As [...]

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catfight round 2

Thumbnail image for catfight round 2 by Richard de Gouveia April 13, 2012

The morning started off mild and overcast as the next cold front started to push in from the South. Our goal for the morning was to find a leopard and boy did we find what we were looking for. As we made our approach to join another vehicle that was with the dominant male from [...]

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what a way to start the day

Thumbnail image for what a way to start the day by Richard de Gouveia April 12, 2012

There is something magical about leaving the lodge before the sun is up. I love to take my guests up to the open area above Little Bush Camp, settle them down to silence and wait for the sun to show itself. As the sun came over the horizon we took in all the sounds of [...]

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leopards in action

Thumbnail image for leopards in action by Richard de Gouveia April 10, 2012

The cold bite of winter is starting to grip the bush as the first cold front passes through. With all the guests making their way to the vehicle for morning safari, Solly, my tracker, hears a noise in the distance. It’s the unmistakeable noise of leopards mating and they are right by Little Bush Camp. [...]

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lions at war

Thumbnail image for lions at war by Richard de Gouveia April 8, 2012

It was still dark when we left the camp as we tried to get a head start on the sunrise and capture a few photos of dawning of a new day. As we reached the open area with a beautiful view to the east we settled in amongst a herd of zebra, switched off the [...]

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rhinos tree the southern pride

Thumbnail image for rhinos tree the southern pride by Richard de Gouveia April 5, 2012

Another early start and the first sighting was that of the Southern Pride all lazing in the grass. Only three were visible and even after explaining to the guests that there were actually 14 lions there they did not believe me. It was only when a herd of waterbuck came running past did the rest [...]

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catfight

Thumbnail image for catfight by Richard de Gouveia March 31, 2012

With a whole new group of guests in the lodge it was time to put my game-face on and get ready to show all of them this magical piece of Africa. All were first timers and the drive started out with lots of the basic questions like what they could expect to see and my [...]

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wet but happy cats

Thumbnail image for wet but happy cats by Richard de Gouveia March 27, 2012

At 3am yesterday morning I woke up to the sound of the rain pouring down on my roof. The sound sent me straight back to sleep and before I knew what was happening my alarm was booming in my ear telling me it was time to get up. The rain had all but stopped and [...]

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the lions take on a herd of buffalo and lose!

Thumbnail image for the lions take on a herd of buffalo and lose! by Richard de Gouveia March 24, 2012

The last few days have just been amazing. The Ellis family have been with me for the past 2 days and are having the time of their lives. We have seen so much in such a short space of time that it has become a little ridiculous. Last night our drive ended with us watching [...]

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leopard enjoying dinner

Thumbnail image for leopard enjoying dinner by Richard de Gouveia March 23, 2012

What a great couple of days it has been, we have seen some amazing things and my guests have just been spectacular! During my last guests stay it was really tough to get a decent sighting of a leopard. We saw 2 different leopards but each time we saw them they decided to mission through [...]

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