Week in Pictures: Solid Gold

Solid gold could describe the rich ambers and apricots of the sunsets and the sunrises of the bush, or the immeasurable value of the safari offerings in the secret corners of the Kruger Park and northern Botswana. Solid gold is an expression used to describe the best of the best, the most treasured, the most precious….

BREAKING NEWS : 6 Mhangeni Breakaway Lionesses KILL Another Lioness

WARNING : GRAPHIC VIDEOS AND IMAGES AHEAD Ranger Nadia and her guests from Umkumbe Safari Lodge witnessed a rare and historical moment in the Sabi Sand towards the end of last week. While on out game drive, guests spotted the 6 Mhangeni Breakaway lionesses enjoying the company of the Matshipiri males. After a series of…

Week in Pics : The Genius of Genus Panthera

The Felidae family comprises the genus Panthera which refers to lions, leopards, tigers, jaguar and snow leopards. Snow leopards aren’t common in the bushveld; but our precious Panthera pardus (leopard) and Panthera leo (lion) are found in abundance throughout Botswana and Kruger. Now that you’re more aware of the taxonomic hierarchy of our cats, it’s…

Umkumbe Safari Lodge : Understanding Our Emotional Grey Giants

With their deeply etched tusks, leathery hairless skin, paintbrush bristle eyelashes, muddy appearance, ears that flap like flags in the wind and soft feet resembling comfortable slippers; the African elephant has become one of the most sought after animals to spot while on safari. Their soulful eyes hide a sensitive, intelligent and curious nature, which is…