Spring brings with it the start of our rainy season and wherever you look there is new life, a time of plenty for all. From plants to insects, herbivores to carnivores Jacana took full advantage of a vulnerable newborn warthog late in the afternoon which she hoisted high into the branches of a Marula tree,… [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
As night falls and we begin to pack up our sundowner stop, a booming roar pierces the quiet night. A sound all familiar to our tracker. “Lions”, he says, as he points out the direction from where the roar came from. “Sounds like two males”, he adds. We had had a recent sighting of two… [Read More]
What. A. Week!!! The Kambula Pride has been seen frequently around the reserve and seems they are looking to extend their territory. We have been seeing them for a while now moving deeper into our reserve. The coalition of four N’waswishaka male lions that roam this territory are always moving around to numerous prides found… [Read More]
“Baby elephants!” Was the enthusiastic response I got yesterday morning when I asked my two lady guests what they would like to see. With to-go cups filled with coffee and a dash of Amarula (maybe more than a dash) we headed out. We had stopped to view giraffes in the distance when Themba, our tracker,… [Read More]
Over the past few weeks, we have had large herds of buffalo on our reserve and as a result, lion tracks are usually not too far behind. We set off one day looking for some male lions who had been following the buffalo for a few days and came across the Southern Pride on a… [Read More]