Being a Field Guide is not your average career, like all jobs it requires hard work and dedication, but its probably one of the most rewarding things you can do. It is a life changing experience, but you can’t just jump into a vehicle and start doing game drives, there is more to it than… [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
It has been another hot and action-packed week on the reserve! Many baby impala’s popping out all over the place with some guests and guides fortunate enough to witness the incredible event. As nature is, it’s not always that these little ones make it to adulthood and predators take full advantage of the newborns… [Read More]
Species name: White Rhino Scientific name: Ceratotherium simum Weight: Male: ±2400kg – Female: ±1600kg Shoulder height: Male: ±1.8m – Female: ±1.8m Diet: Rhinos are herbivores and considered to be “selective grazers” preferring short and fresh growth. Their lips are perfectly designed to neatly crop the pastures. General habitat: We are able to find this species… [Read More]
Wow!!! What a week it’s been! Temperatures have been high this week and the animals have been taking refuge from the sun and resting in the shade as well as frequenting numerous waterholes around the reserve. The Southern Pride continue to be seen as a unit of 5. They seem to be doing well for… [Read More]