THE EVENING POST – STAR

One of my favorite Thanda Safari Leopard images. What a stare ! It felt intimidating even if I knew I was safe in the vehicle 😊

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THE EVENING POST – LOWER THE MASK!

Sometimes you have to lower your mask just for a second for a proper smile. Our youngest guests enjoyed this weekends’ game drives very much.

We did not only bring my Big Five Plus plush crew along, but Siboniso (my tracker) and I were able to show the real Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant,Rhino and Buffalo), Cheetah, Brown Hyena, a lot of general game and many different bird species.

What a great weekend after ‘guest game drive abstinence’ for three month!

Enjoy your evening!

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THE MORNING POST – THE LARGEST OF THE SMALL

Common (or Grey) Duikers are the largest of the small antelopes on Thanda Safari. The other three residents which are considered ‘small antelopes’ are Natal Red Duikers, Steenboks and Sunis. All of them are very elusive.

I call them the ‘back side antelopes’ because in most cases that is all one gets to see of them 😊

Enjoy your day!

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THE EVENING POST – FOR THE FRIST TIME

In my eight years at Thanda Safari I had never seen a Brown Hyena. But yesterday morning we were lucky. As we drove onto the savanna this specimen stared at us for a few seconds and then started running fast towards nearby thickets.

I was not fast enough to catch the staring on camera, but I got the running 😊

Enjoy your evening.

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THE MORNING POST – SMELLS AND SNORTS

As promised last night here is a short video of the two Cheetah boys having a busy time analyzing all the scents left by other Cheetahs. They sound a bit out of breath for a good reason. Just before I was taking this video they were jogging for quite a while.

The snorting sound you hear at the end of the video in the background is not me 😊. It is the alarm call of some Zebras watching the Cheetah from a distance.

Have a good week!

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THE MORNING POST – HEIGHTS –

Sometimes a bit of heights is needed to spot ones prey. This Thanda Safari male Cheetah was hunting when I caught him on camera moving in and out of a tree.

Have a good Sunday!

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THE MORNING POST – A BIT LATE 😊

We had another enjoyable game drive this morning. Just as the sun was about to burn away the morning mist, I took this image of two Lionesses with their five cubs.

I love the mood!

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THE EVENING POST – WITH GUESTS AGAIN

After three month of lockdown Thanda Safari Tracker Siboniso and I took four guests on game drive this afternoon! And what a drive it was. It started with a crash of Rhino, an Elephant drinking at sunset, a Spider catching a Grasshopper and ended with a brief sighting of a male Leopard.

We had a great time even if I had to talk to my guests through a face mask. 😷 It is great to be back on the job!

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THE EVENING POST – NEW ARRIVALS

Earlier this week I caught this family outing on camera. Six Egyptian Goslings were out and about for a midday walk with their parents on the Thanda Safari savanna.

Enjoy your evening!

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THE MORNING POST – ALL ALONE

I had not seen Lions for quite a while but last night I found a single male in the western part of the reserve. It was be quite unusual that he was by himself.

He is part of a male coalition, but I assume his brother is attending to some Lionesses in estrous and inflicted some temporary social distancing rules on his brother 😊

Have a good day.

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