What a wonderful week of “Big 7” sightings – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant, cheetah and wild dogs! Our week started off with an incredible sighting! We were in the South of the reserve watching Maxabeni male leopard stalk some impala, but they soon caught his scent and ran off. Maxabeni went to lie on… [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
With the daytime temperatures slowly starting to climb, these kinds of scenes are becoming more and more common as multiple species begin to congregate around the waterholes in the heat of the day. A beautiful scene as a young elephant dust bathes, back lit by the early morning light. We were welcomed by a Spotted Hyena… [Read More]
Species name: Marsh Owl Scientific name: Asio capensis Weight: 315 g Size: 37cm General habitat: Moist grassland Diet: Small rodents Incubation: 27 days Another species of owl a guest at Sabi Sabi might get to see is the Marsh Owl. This medium sized owl is more diurnal than other species which could be due to rearing chicks but is mostly… [Read More]
The week started off with a bit of a comical scene between a warthog and a hyena when a hyena tried to sneak up on an unsuspecting warthog. We thought the hyena was going to catch him as he got so close, but the warthog sensed his presence and chased the hyena off for quite… [Read More]