“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments and places that take our breath away.” ~ Unknown The young Ntsumi female leopard was actively looking for something to hunt, the tall grass made it almost impossible for us to spot her, but a special sighting just watching her… [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
This week has most certainly been all about the cats and dogs of Sabi Sabi! We hope you enjoy this week’s safari highlights… We have had regular sightings of two different packs of African Wild Dogs. Both with heavily pregnant alpha females who are no doubt searching for den sites for their next litter of… [Read More]
Yesterday morning some wild dogs were spotted briefly in the eastern sector of the reserve, we were unable to make it into the area before we lost sight of them and so we decided to drive around that same area yesterday afternoon in the hopes that we would get lucky… and lucky was an understatement!… [Read More]
We had an exciting start to the week as we came across the scene of one of the Southern Pride sub-adult males taking refuge from some buffalo on top of a fallen over tree. It seems the lions had tried their luck early that morning but were unsuccessful. As the buffalo moved off, the young… [Read More]