A lot about safari is timing – being in the right place at the right time – and when nature creates its own photo frame, what a bonus!!! Together with a large herd he was following, this elephant bull was feeding merrily as the herd moved through the area. Although the Saddle-billed Stork usually forms… [Read More]
Ranger Profile: Andries Ndlovu
My name is Andries Ndlovu. As a child I was always intrigued by nature. My ﬁrst experience of the true wilderness came when I bartended at a lodge on a Big 5 reserve.
Naturally my attention shifted from mixing cocktails and ﬂipping bottles to bush walks and game drives. It was only a matter of time before I got my ﬁeld guiding qualiﬁcations and instead of being behind the bar, found myself behind the steering wheel of a game viewer. I’ve been guiding for almost 6 years now and still enjoy every minute of it. Waking up every morning and knowing you’ll create memorable experiences, for me, is the most rewarding feeling ever and that’s what makes being a guide at Sabi Sabi the greatest job! Besides the awesome fauna and ﬂora the reserve has to provide, the family bonds between staﬀ make it truly a home away from home.
Sigma 150-600mm lens
Let’s start this week’s blog with a rare sighting. Perhaps not everyone enjoys birding, but a sighting of this Trumpeter Hornbill is worthy of first mention! Marco was in the right place at the right time and got to spend some good time with this rare find! We stopped at a termite mound to investigate… [Read More]
What a spectacular way to start the week… We were lucky to spot what we think may be one of the last Woodland Kingfishers before departing for the winter. Whilst watching hippos at a nearby watering hole, out popped a Blacksmith Lapwing chick from the reeds. Unsurprisingly, this little guy stole the show for the… [Read More]
Once again, the bush has not disappointed us this week, thriving with activity. A few of the leopards have been around… Late in the afternoon we went to see Xovonekela male who had a kill stashed in a tree in the south of the reserve. When we got there, he had just descended from the… [Read More]
With a lot of predator activity around this week, it is not surprising the plains game all seemed a bit on edge, especially these two adorable young waterbucks who found themselves between lions roaring in the distance, and a leopard walking past… This male wildebeest was keeping a watchful eye on his territory. It was… [Read More]