One of the first birds you will notice while out on safari at Sabi Sabi are the Southern Yellow-billed Hornbills who you may recognised as “Zazu” from the Lion King. They have beautiful black and white feathers with a long yellow bill. Their bills are very strong and also honeycombed making it light and easy… [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
What a week it has been!!! Plenty of amazing sightings and lots to recap on this week. Enjoy… The Little Bush female has been seen a lot this week and rewarded our early mornings with some spectacular sightings of her. Her daughter, the young Ntsumi female, was having some hyena trouble earlier this week as… [Read More]
A firm favourite amongst the highlights this week is the news that the Scotia female leopard is pregnant! She has been seen more regularly of late and seems to be seeking a spot amongst some rocky outcrops to give birth. We are extremely excited about this and hope she can keep her little one/s safe…. [Read More]
My personal opinion is that giraffes are the mammals that represent Africa the best. Where else in the world will you find a mammal that comes close to a giraffe? They almost look like a mix between a camel and a horse, hence their Afrikaans name “Kameelperd” directly translating to “Camel horse.” There are nine… [Read More]