Hi, my name is Frederik Aucamp and I am a Senior Field Guide and a Relief Assistant Manager at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve and this is my story on how I became a Field Guide. I was fortunate enough to have grown up on a farm close to the Botswana border. While growing up,… [Read More]
RANGER PROFILE: Frederik Aucamp
My name is Frederik Aucamp and I am part of the Sabi Sabi Social Media Team. I grew up on a farm close to the border of Botswana and South Africa, the nearest town was about 80km from us and therefore my parents decided to home school us. Being on the farm most of the time gave me time to explore and enjoy the beautiful bushveld with all its fauna and flora. I learned a lot about the bush from my father and grandfather and that made me even more passionate about the African Bushveld.
After high school, I did a constructive gap year, where I did work with many different people. This taught me valuable interactive skills and I found that I really enjoy working with people and getting to meet people from all over the world. This helped me make the decision to become a Field Guide and to live out my dream.
After I studied to become a Field Guide, I got the wonderful opportunity to work for Sabi Sabi. I went through a lot of intense Sabi Sabi training. Even though the training was tough, it was very rewarding and finally I started taking guests out on Safari drives and walks.
At the beginning of my guiding career I only used my cell phone to take photos and videos of the animals, but I soon realized that a cell phone is simply not enough, I was hooked on getting a better shot and this prompted me to purchase a better camera and lens kit. Now I am loving what I do and am really blessed to be able to practice my photography out here in this amazing place.
Every day is a learning curve and I am continuously improving my knowledge and skills in photography and Field Guiding.
- Canon 700D
- Canon 18mm – 55mm
- Canon 75mm – 300mm
Ever wonder how animals keep cool? If you have ever been on safari with us here at Sabi Sabi during the summer periods, you will remember with steaming hot memories how warm it can get. As we all know animals that you may see on safari inhabit some of the hottest environments here in South… [Read More]
This was a slightly shorter week as we move our “A week in the Bush” blogs to earlier in the week. Despite fewer days, sightings were still spectacular over the past 5 days! One of the best sightings from the week… With the beginning of the day and a breath-taking sunrise, we set out for… [Read More]
And so, 2020 has arrived!!! From all of us here at Sabi Sabi, we wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! The old year ended with some lion sightings, and the start of the new year was no different… Two female lions from the Southern Pride tried to hunt some zebra and… [Read More]