A ranger shares his thoughts on seeing a lioness with her five young cubs and how they have provided some great sightings for him and his guests.
Most people see cheetahs as the least aggressive of all the big cats in Africa and generally like to avoid confrontations over food with other animals. But when it comes to territorial disputes between rival males, the gloves comes off!
The flora found in Africa is fascinating, and each performs its own function in the diverse ecosystem of the bush. For example, some of our trees perform what is called allelopathy, a form of ‘chemical warfare’ that occurs amongst various plant species.
The term ‘precocial’ is derived from the word ‘precocious’ and is used to describe animals that are born relatively mature and mobile. Because of the dangers in the bush from predators, it is essential that newborn animals get mobile as soon as possible.
Watch this video showing the adorable antics of lion cubs as they play in the rain.
Watch this video of elephants rejoicing in the mud after the rainfall at Amakhosi Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
In this video, the theatre of life and death in the bush plays out in front of guests at Amakhosi as a baby zebra fights for its life.
One particular weekend I remember very clearly. For there had being snow in the Midlands, Johannesburg received 200mm in one day and nights downpour and Durban was quite literally almost washed away. But for us here at Amakhosi, it felt like a desert Island
What a cliché description of a season this has become and like all great clichés, this one rings true year on year. Whether its the sounds newborn calves and lambs resonating amongst the new grass or the smell of pollen, released into the air by freshly sprouted flowers adding rich colours to an already impressive tapestry.
With Amakhosi being a Big 5 Game Reserve, one tends to see the extraordinary on a weekly, if not daily basis.
However, when the Old Boss met the New Boss… well that’s the sighting that dreams are made of…
As the temperatures continue to rise in the bush, there have been more snake sightings than ever!
A camera trap captures a leopard scavenging on one of the latest victims of Southern Africa’s drought.
Rhino dehorning in an effort to reduce risks in light of the ever increasing danger facing our rhinos.
Safari guests witness the raw power of a male lion on the prowl as it gets its bacon during a night drive.
After the worst drought in decades, the Mkuze River has finally returned to Amakhosi Game Reserve as the sound of running water fills the air.
A riveting and emotional battle between a hungry lioness and a brave wildebeest that refuses to give up!
The story of Thula, the warthog, and her safari lodge domain.
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A newborn baby giraffe and elephant are welcome additions to the reserve while some guests get a lot closer to the wildlife than they expected!
Watch lion cubs practice their hunting skills on a terrapin.
It’s hair raising action when cheetahs are chased off their kill by a herd of elephants!
Warthogs truly do live by the mantra: Hakuna Matata!