It’s that time of the week again for a recap of some of our favourite sightings for the past 7 days. We hope you enjoy this edition of “A Week in the Bush”! We will start with the Southern Pride! After a long tracking exercise, our efforts were duly rewarded with a lovely sighting of… [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 have had some glorious rainfall this past week which has seen the bush turn into a blanket of green almost overnight! Waterholes are full and there are many puddles all over the reserve! It’s amazing to witness just how excited certain species get when they come across water – and elephants being one of… [Read More]
November is such an amazing time in the bush as the anticipation of new life is upon us and with some recent rains, we were not left disappointed by newborn impala lambs appearing all over the reserve! Not only have the impala lambs been providing many “aaaah” moments, but also some adorable little hyena cubs… [Read More]
We ended last week’s blog with the Southern Pride and some uncertainty surrounding the pride. We are happy to report that twelve members of the pride have been reunited and were last seen on a buffalo kill. One of the cubs is still separated from the pride, but when we last saw it, it looked… [Read More]