Species name: Warthog Scientific Name: Phacochoerus aethiopicus Weight: Male: 65 – 75kgs – Female: 55 – 65kgs Shoulder Height: Male: 70cm – Female: 60cm General Habitat: Warthogs prefer open grasslands with scattered trees and water sources like dams, rivers and mud wallows close by. They do try and avoid dense thickets. Diet: Omnivorous Warthogs are probably one of the… [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
We have received some good rain this past week and the bush is looking beautifully lush and it’s almost as if the wildlife (and us) have an extra spring in their step. General sightings and bird sightings have been awesome again this week, especially with the lovely green backdrop! On the leopard front – Xovonekela… [Read More]
The cats really have stolen the “show” again this week with many amazing sightings of these beautiful creatures… We were fortunate enough to follow up on Maxabeni and Msuthlu who had been mating close to Bush Lodge. After losing them in the thickets, we decided to return the following morning and to our surprise, we… [Read More]
Nothing quite like starting the week off stuck in traffic… but not the kind of traffic that makes you cringe, the kind you could get used to. After finishing off his impala kill under the watchful eye of a jealous hyena, Maxabeni was seen walking through his territory. We have had many sightings of mating… [Read More]