Species name: White-tailed Mongoose Scientific name: Ichneumia albicauda Weight: Male: 3kg – Female: 3.5 kg Shoulder height: Male: 25-30cm – Female: 30 cm General habitat: Inhabiting a large range of areas from woodlands and savannah to forests but avoiding arid areas and wetlands. Diet: Mostly insectivorous although it is a capable hunter of… [Read More]
My name is Steff McWilliam and I am the newest member of the Sabi Sabi Social Media Team. I have been involved with wildlife, in one form or another, my whole life. Whether volunteering at my local SPCA, working on a cheetah conservation project, monitoring Black rhinos, helping track Great White sharks off of our coast line or simply rescuing and releasing wildlife that have made it dangerously close to human habitations. Nature is my life and wildlife is my calling. Something I have been aware of since a very young age. I began studying a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Botany as well as genetics and microbiology but the wild was calling, and so I answered...
I qualified as a nature guide seven years ago and have been privileged enough to work in the wild areas of South Africa ever since. After a year of interning at South Africa’s best Wildlife Hospital and rehabilitation center I decided to move to the bush on a permanent basis. Five years later and I found my way to Sabi Sabi and what a journey it has been.
Being able to work in a truly wild paradise has been the greatest honour, and being able to share it with guests from all over the world, the greatest privilege. Our world is in peril, with wildlife and wild places disappearing at a rapid rates and I believe the need for education, passion and inspiration has never been more necessary to help save this beautiful planet we call home. Being able to help people connect with Mother Nature is my greatest passion and one that I believe is paramount to a happy and healthy life. Living in a day and age where people are disconnected from their natural world and looking for answers nature provides a peaceful solace and if you listen carefully, you can hear her calling.
Canon 7D MKii
Canon 100-400 lens
With the daytime temperatures slowly starting to climb, these kinds of scenes are becoming more and more common as multiple species begin to congregate around the waterholes in the heat of the day. A beautiful scene as a young elephant dust bathes, back lit by the early morning light. We were welcomed by a Spotted Hyena… [Read More]
The week started off with a bit of a comical scene between a warthog and a hyena when a hyena tried to sneak up on an unsuspecting warthog. We thought the hyena was going to catch him as he got so close, but the warthog sensed his presence and chased the hyena off for quite… [Read More]
Species name: Southern African Rock Python Scientific Name: Python sebae natalensis Weight: Male: 20-40 kg – Female: 30-60 kg Length: Male: Up to 3.5m – Female: Up to 5m General Habitat: Inhabiting a wide variety of habitats including Savannah, Woodlands, Thickets and Forested areas. Diet: Many different prey items depending on the age and size… [Read More]