We have enjoyed various sightings of predators on kills – a welcome sight and meal for the predators, during a time when only the strongest survive during our dry winter season. Without further ado, herewith the past week’s highlights… The Scotia female – a stunning female leopard – made a short appearance over the weekend… [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 hope you enjoy this week’s highlights from the past 7 days on safari… The week started with a sighting of the Msuthlu female as she was seen feeding on her young impala ram kill. After a couple of days of feeding, her focus shifted to some warthogs passing by. She may not have had… [Read More]
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller It’s been another week of the “Magnificent Seven” on safari and we start this week’s highlights blog with wild dogs! A pack has been seen around the reserve throughout the week as they displayed their amazing hunting techniques by catching a couple of Scrub… [Read More]
What is the first animal we think about when we think about stripes? For myself and for most of us, the first animal that comes to mind is the Zebra. At Sabi Sabi we have the Plains Zebra, which is the most common Zebra throughout Africa. The most identifying feature of the Plains Zebra is… [Read More]