Once again it has been a busy week in the bush and as always it never disappoints! Some interesting dynamics going on with the lions this week. We have had some sightings of two lions – a male and female and then mainly of the female lion on her own. Time will tell if they… [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
Saturday was World Lion Day! A big thanks to our trackers for their sharp eyes and keen senses in helping us find these magnificent creatures! We found tracks of a female leopard and shortly after found Scotia resting on a termite mound. She later moved down to the entrance of a warthog burrow to escape… [Read More]
Species name: Secretary Bird Scientific name: Sagittarius serpentarius Weight: Male and female: 2.3kg – 4.5kg Height: Male and female: 90cm – 130cm General Habitat: They prefer open savanna plains and grasslands. Diet: Carnivorous. They will eat snakes and a variety of other reptiles, amphibians, young birds, small mammals and insects. Most of you might wonder where… [Read More]
Welcome to the next edition of “A Week in the Bush”. It’s been a bag of mixed sightings this week with some days quieter than others, but each sighting special and interesting in its own way – be it a bird sighting or that of one of the Big 5. Being winter, and our dry… [Read More]