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Selous Dead Hippo

Bringing the Story to Life – Selous

We were taking an afternoon boat cruise along the Rufiji River, when we spotted 2 Hooded Vultures perched near the Kidai Ranger Post. As we slowed to take a look we also spotted what was clearly a dead hippo right on the bank of the river, but fully exposed. We motored in towards the hippo and as we neared a …

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Dung Beetle Onguma Copy Copy

Wonder in the detail – Namibia

Whilst running a guide training course on Onguma Private Game Reserve (eastern border of Etosha Game Reserve, Namibia), we did alot of walking. On one of the morning walks in some beautiful open woodland we found some very active dung beetles. When you think that many people come on safari in the dry season, you realise that they simply miss …

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Hyena At Giraffe Kill Lebombo

Painting a Big Picture – Singita Lebombo

A pride of lions brought down an adult giraffe about 30 minutes drive from the lodge. There was of course excitement to go and see the kill and experience the lions feeding there. Most of the guides went to see the kill within the next 2 drives… What struck me though was the overcast weather – not particularly good for …

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