You know you’ve had an excellent day when you start your day with a breathtaking sunrise and end your day with a spectacular sunset… and when everything else between isn’t too bad either… Welcome to another edition of “A Week in the Bush”, and what a week it has been with sightings of the “Magnificent 7”!!! The “Magnificent… [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
“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” ~ Vincent van Gogh We are surrounded by the beauty of nature every day and are privileged to share a piece of Sabi Sabi with you on a daily basis! Without further ado, herewith the week’s highlights… The young White Dam male was spotted with… [Read More]
In today’s blog Chanyn takes a closer look at a bird species and the direct relationship it has with mammals for the benefits of survival. I can guarantee you, even if you’re not a big birder that you’ll notice an Oxpecker on safari! These are the clinging birds often found on animals such as impala,… [Read More]
The week got off to a great start with the reserve receiving some much-needed rain! We received over 40mm of rain which saw the rivers flowing for the first time in a long time. At the start of the week the Southern Pride were seen making their way towards some water to quench their thirst… [Read More]