It’s been another wonderful week on safari! We hope you enjoy the highlights of the past 7 days at Sabi Sabi… We came across a Secretary bird seemingly interested in having a monitor lizard for breakfast but never really got too close. The monitor was a decent size and a whip from its powerful tail… [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
When embarking on your first safari experience, one of the first animals you will encounter is the impala. They are beautiful animals that belong to the antelope family and when you get to see them for the first time, you will be filled with joy and excitement trying to take as much photos as you… [Read More]
The N’weti male was grooming himself in a riverbed while a female leopard started calling nearby. This guy was not phased at all, continued grooming for a while and went flat to have a little snooze. Two days later, this all changed as we came across the young male mating with Ntsumi. This would be… [Read More]
We have enjoyed many incredible sightings over the past week and hope you enjoy this week’s selection of highlights… Just before sunset we came across the young N’weti male leopard having a cat nap in the shade of a Magic Guarri bush. A hyena came strolling by and woke him from his sleep, but the… [Read More]