With the new year in full swing the fauna and flora of Sabi Sabi has not disappointed us. Enjoy our experiences with us of the exciting moments that unfolded this past week. SP The Southern pride were moving close to Little Bush Camp as they searched the wide-open plains for a potential meal, unfortunately for… [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
Species name: Honey Badger Scientific name: Mellivora capensis Weight: Male: 8-14,5kgs – Female: 8-14,5kgs Shoulder Height: Male: 25-28cm – Female: 25-28cm General Habitat: Honey Badgers can be found in numerous habitats, especially thick bushy areas and arid semi-deserts, but they truly succeed in the bushveld. You won’t usually find them in highland savannah, true deserts, or rain forests…. [Read More]
To say this week has been jam-packed is an understatement! We enjoyed many fantastic sightings and share with you some of the highlights from the week… The Southern Pride have been out in full-force this week. We watched many failed hunts as the pride of 4 members hunted together. Their patience paid off as they… [Read More]
In true festive season spirit, the animals came out in their numbers and gave us some incredible sightings this week. We hope you enjoy this week’s selection of highlights… The Southern Pride’s week started off slowly with sightings of lazy lions… but this was short lived as we watched them take down a wildebeest and… [Read More]