THE DAILY POST – UP THE MOUNTAIN

Imagine you scan with your binoculars along a mountain ridge. And this is what looks at you …

It made my day 😊

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THE DAILY POST – THE MIGHTY BUFFALO BY ROOT

This is the seventh video with music from the album ‘Under the Marula Tree’ by ROOT, a local band. It features some of my pictures and videos taken at Thanda Safari.

The music is composed to symbolize African nature icons (eg sunrises, Lions, Elephants, …). This very special album is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer for streaming and download! https://root.hearnow.com/

All ROOT videos are available on their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMXQv3FdJsIERJHHKt0rX2w

Enjoy The Mighty Buffalo 😊

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THE EVENING POST – FAVORITES

From the archives: This is one of my favorite Lion images taken in 2004. Enjoy your evening 😊

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THE MORNING POST – IT’S TIME AGAIN …

I thought it is time again to share one of my favorite Leopard pictured from my archive. I took this picture 16 years ago. The world has changed a lot since then but these cats have not:

Powerful, Beautiful and Elusive!

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THE EVENING POST – MUD

A bit of mud on the horns makes one look so much more impressive 😊

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JERUSALEMA DANCE CHALLENGE 2020 | THE THANDA SAFARI FAMILY | TEASER

https://youtu.be/rt3utQfT5xw

Many of you might have heard of the worldwide YouTube dance challenge using the Jerusalema song produced by Master KG featuring Nomcebo Zikode.

The Thanda Safari staff took up the challenge to create some special dance videos expressing their support for the conservation message in this song.

I produced the videos. Director, Videographer, Editor and Producer – all in one 😊

Stay tuned for a week of music, dance and the Thanda spirit…

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Ideas and organization by Pierre Delvaux and Promise Hlongwane

Direction, videography, editing and production by Christian Sperka

THE MORNING POST – WINTER TIME AND 118 BIRDS

This week I hosted two very serious birders from Pretoria, Annelize and Gerhard, who have currently 608 birds on their life list. Gerhard also enjoys his bird photography very much.

They stayed for four nights at the Thanda Safari Lodge and had booked the Green Mamba 1, my Photographic Safari Vehicle, for their stay.

Having a private safari vehicle gave them the freedom to shape their own schedule which included all morning birding drives, a night safari and 2-hour sessions at various Thanda Safari birding-hotspots. We even added an excursion to the kuMasinga hide at Mkuze Game Reserve, which is one of the most productive bird hides in the country.

Annelize and Gerhard were very happy with the 118 bird sightings which they were able to note on the Thanda Safari bird cecklist. This was especially impressive as most of the Summer birds have not arrived yet back on Thanda.

The beautiful and comfortable surroundings of the Thanda Safari Lodge, the excellent cuisine and the great dangerous game and general game sightings made this the perfect place for their first getaway after the long lockdown period.

These are five collages illustrating the various facets of their highly enjoyable stay.

They will be back, soon!

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