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Elephants take a bath in the Klaserie

Elephants take a bath in the Klaserie

Most elephants go to water at least once a day if possible. They go to drink, bathe and wallow in the mud. On average an elephant will drink between 70 to 90 litres a day and wallowing in the mud cools the elephant and coats its skin with mud to protect it against from parasites. Elephants also love swimming and…

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Large and in charge – The Trilogy!

Large and in charge – The Trilogy!

The Trilogy are a coalition of three male lions in their prime, and guests from both Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp are privileged to see these magnificent lions. After displacing The Good and The Bad (the Ross prides previous dominant lions) they have slowly become more prominent in the area. Initially we were not sure if they would…

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The Magnificent 7 in two days at nThambo Tree Camp!

The Magnificent 7 in two days at nThambo Tree Camp!

Regular guests Mike and Fiona Clark are back at nThambo Tree Camp for their bushveld fix! After spending a week in the Kruger National Park, they arrived at nThambo two days ago. Fiona sent the below update of their first few game drives. “Well here we are back at nThambo Tree Camp. The bushveld looks very different to the barren,…

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VIDEO – Wild Dog hunt in the Klaserie

VIDEO – Wild Dog hunt in the Klaserie

African wild dogs are most active in the early morning and from the late afternoon into the early evening. And yesterday morning guests from nThambo Tree Camp and Africa on Foot witnessed a thrilling hunt that ended in an impala kill. Jochen Van de Perre, Videographer & Photographer based at Africa on Foot, tells us what happened: “We found them…

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Week in Pictures – More of the Big Five and Wild Dogs

Week in Pictures – More of the Big Five and Wild Dogs

This week due to logistics we focus on Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp. Early on in the week guests of both camps were treated to regular sightings of the two Ross lionesses that have spend all their time away from the main Ross Pride. They were joined by the Trilogy Males. Good news is that the guides speculate…

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Ultimate Contenders: Lions and Buffaloes of the Delta

Ultimate Contenders: Lions and Buffaloes of the Delta

  One predator, and one prey, yet almost evenly matched; lions and buffaloes have become renowned enemies in the wetland of the Okavango Delta. The brute force of the heavy-horned bovids, their notorious temperaments, and the fight for survival make these herbivores a dangerous target, even for lions. Highly documented by wildlife filming power couple, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, the…

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Week in Pictures: Big Cats and Birds!

Week in Pictures: Big Cats and Birds!

It’s the beginning of a new year and it is summer in the south! The vegetation is creating jewel-coloured backdrops for some superb wildlife photography, and one finds themselves forgetting what the bush looked like only a few months ago before the precious rains arrived. Game drives begin earlier in the mornings and later in the afternoons, adjusting to the…

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Hold the air traffic – there’s a lion on the airstrip!

Hold the air traffic – there’s a lion on the airstrip!

This is one of those things you would only hear about in Africa, where rumours of pet elephants and lions in the garden circulate the globe. We landed with Major Blue Air in the blissfully jolty fashion that shook us out of a mesmerised state after having flown over this epic World Heritage Site in Botswana. The heat took over…

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