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We Captured a Buffalo Birth on Camera

We Captured a Buffalo Birth on Camera

The Cape Buffalo is a rather unpredictable bovid and coming face-to-face with this member of the big five can be quite intimidating. They don’t actively do anything but it’s that blank, sociopathic buffalo stare that sends shivers down your spine. Interestingly enough, they rely more on their acute sense of smell to detect potential threats than their sight. They actually…

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Giraffe Bulls Go Neck and Neck in a Duel

Giraffe Bulls Go Neck and Neck in a Duel

Bull giraffe are not violent by nature but certainly have a protective instinct when their young are under threat. By nature, they are not territorial like many of the cat species and they move from one location to the next in search of cows on heat. The only antagonism that arises between giraffe bulls is when a hierarchy is being…

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Trilogy Lions: The Boys are Back in Town

Trilogy Lions: The Boys are Back in Town

The Trilogy appear to be staking their claim on the old Ross Pride territory which covers the nThambo Tree Camp and Africa on Foot traverse in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. Over the past few months, and in the latter part of 2014, this trio have become a formidable force in “their” reserve. Their presence is more dominant than ever…

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Week in Pictures: Plenty of Predators in the Klaserie

Week in Pictures: Plenty of Predators in the Klaserie

There has been plenty of wildlife activity this week in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve . We’ve seen a hippo defending his dam within the Africa on Foot and nthambo Tree camp territory, herds of elephants  framed by spectacular sunsets at nDzuti main dam and leopard sightings at nThambo Tree Camp. Rangers at Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp…

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Hippo vs Buffalo at Klaserie Dam. Large and in Charge !

Hippo vs Buffalo at Klaserie Dam. Large and in Charge !

It was one of those perfect days in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. Come to think of it, most days on safari are nothing short of perfect. But today, something unusual happened. Jochen and the team witnessed quite a flamboyant display from a territorial hippo defending his dam. These displays of animal behaviour are always fascinating to observe. Jochen said,…

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Klaserie Love Story: Two Lions Show us How Love CAN Overcome Obstacles

Klaserie Love Story: Two Lions Show us How Love CAN Overcome Obstacles

Ladies. Gentlemen. All and sundry. This is a sweet video about how true love can overcome obstacles – just in time for Valentine’s day. Love, chemical attraction and obsession are three factors present in both the human and animal world. This video proves just that. Watch how this “Jaydee” lioness overcame obstacles to get to the lion of her dreams….

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Week in Pictures: Kruger’s Klaserie vs Botswana’s Okavango Delta

Week in Pictures: Kruger’s Klaserie vs Botswana’s Okavango Delta

Our week in pictures story is normally launched on Friday but we’re ahead of the game this week. Why? Because Saturday is Valentine’s day and we have a heartwarming story that will be posted tomorrow. This week has seen an influx of images from our photographer, Jochen, who is based in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. In conjunction with that,…

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Wild Dogs for Africa ! A Week of Mayhem !

Wild Dogs for Africa ! A Week of Mayhem !

This week there have been prolific African wild dog sightings throughout the nThambo Tree Camp and Africa on Foot traverse within the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. A pack of 32 African wild dogs made their public debut two consecutive days in a row, which pleased both rangers and guests. Jochen, our resident photographer, thinks they are the “Orpen” pack who…

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Afrika Ecco: The Authentic Delta Safari

Afrika Ecco: The Authentic Delta Safari

It was a good thing we were in a Land Cruiser because there was a definite lack of roads for much of our journey from Maun to a secret destination in the Okavango Delta. Tiko, our guide and co-founder of Afrika Ecco Safaris, navigated the two-track sand roads that ran through the thatched hut villages, calling ‘Dumela’ to those that…

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