It’s hard to believe that another week has passed and it’s time again for our weekly recap! Things were definitely quieter this week on the lion front with no reported clashes between the Tsalala males and Avoca males. The Southern Pride had a great start to the week when they successfully took down a buffalo. … [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
It’s been another amazing week in the bush and we hope you enjoy this week’s recap! Starting with the Southern Pride – they have struggled a bit of late in making kills but were a lot more successful this past week and made numerous kills. Maxabeni has been seen regularly this week. Earlier in the… [Read More]
The week started off pretty much where it ended last week, with another sighting of a male cheetah who had successfully killed an impala. This time around, he was successful in taking down a Common Duiker. The three young Tsalala males are being seen on a more regular basis and were also successful earlier in… [Read More]
Welcome to this week’s round up of highlights from the previous 7 days at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. It’s been another busy week with lots of wonderful sightings enjoyed by all who have visited us recently. Early in the week Little Bush’s presence was given away by the alarm calls of some impala. She… [Read More]