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The aardwolf isn’t rare but is rarely seen, so the fact that a female has taken up residence at Tuli Safari Lodge, denning close to one of our waterholes and viewing hides, is really special.

©Freddie Flyer, a guest at Tuli Safari Lodge
©Freddie Flyer, a guest at Tuli Safari Lodge

Guests have been enjoying regular sightings, including catching a glimpse of her young cubs.

One special encounter was witnessed by recent guests when the aardwolf left the den just as the sun was setting, only to run straight into a pride of lions resting on the other side of the den entrance.

©Freddie Flyer, a guest at Tuli Safari Lodge

The aardwolf did a quick about-turn and retreated rapidly with its ears pressed flat to its head. Fortunately its panicked sprint enabled it to easily outrun the lions’ somewhat half-hearted chase!

©Freddie Flyer, a guest at Tuli Safari Lodge
©Freddie Flyer, a guest at Tuli Safari Lodge

©Freddie Flyer, a guest at Tuli Safari Lodge

The aardwolf is an insectivore related to hyenas and can eat up to 250,000 termites in a single night.

©Freddie Flyer, a guest at Tuli Safari Lodge
©Freddie Flyer, a guest at Tuli Safari Lodge
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Tuli Safari Lodge

Tuli is a unique, timeless part of Africa with spectacular wildlife, breath taking landscapes and fascinating history, tucked in the easternmost corner of Botswana. Tuli Safari Lodge offers a relaxing retreat to complement the varied safari adventures in the reserve beyond.