What a wonderful week of “Big 7” sightings – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant, cheetah and wild dogs! Our week started off with an incredible sighting! We were in the South of the reserve watching Maxabeni male leopard stalk some impala, but they soon caught his scent and ran off. Maxabeni went to lie on… [Read More]
Ranger Profile: Louise Murray
My name is Louise Murray and I am part of the Sabi Sabi Social Media team. I have been part of the Sabi Sabi team for almost a year now. Nature and wildlife has always been in my heart from as far back as I can remember. I grew up knowing all about it and experiencing what our lovely country could offer us.
I started my studies in psychology but once my studies were finished, I decided to follow a dream and decided I never wanted that “what if” feeling in my life. I am thilled to say that I could not have made a better decision, I am so excited everyday about what my job can present me and not only on the animal front, but from the people who come and visit Sabi Sabi. How special it is to be able to share and be part of the memeories and experiences.
I am an amateur photographer at best, but I have always been fascinated about the idea and how you can capture such special moments in one frame. I love to take picutes and try capture things in a different perspective and what better place than Sabi Sabi to help me tweak my interests. I am excited to improve myself in this hobby and share the wonders of this place with our followers.
- Canon EOS 600D
Species name: Fork-tailed Drongo Scientific name: Dicrurus adsimilis Weight: 45g Shoulder height: 25cm General habitat: Woodland, including riverine woodland, moist and arid savanna, forest edge, grassland. Diet: Carnivorous – Mainly insects (bees, termites, moths, crickets, caterpillars etc) but also recorded some nectar as well as day old nestlings. When you are out and about on your safari… [Read More]
Our week started off with a surprise sighting of 3 unknown male lions early one morning, feeding on a buffalo carcass. Several hyenas were around, trying to grab some scraps, but the lions were too strong for them and managed to stay in possession of the carcass. The Mhangeni Pride of lions was located sleeping… [Read More]
We have experienced some hot days this past week, with animals frequenting the numerous waterholes throughout the reserve, as well as in front of the lodges. Often overlooked, the Impala is undoubtedly one of the most efficient and successful species at Sabi Sabi. We sat in a large herd as the sun rose and marvelled… [Read More]