Monthly Archive: October, 2012

Bull Fight!

Today we had a very nice sighting of our breeding herd of Elephants. They were walking up a hill in front of us. I took these pictures of two young bulls at the… Continue reading

A Warthog burrow, the Lions close and the Landi stuck :-)

Today I got my Land Rover properly stuck for the first time. While we were trying to get close to a pride of Lions resting in thick bush I dropped my right back… Continue reading

Buffalo Droppings

Well, dung plays a huge role in the bush 🙂 Here are two examples of its use, which are quite unusual. We were watching a herd of Buffalo having a rest in the… Continue reading


I would like to introduce Bheki to you. Without him I could hardly do my job at Thanda. He is my “Communication and Navigation Officer”. Bheki is an excellent tracker. He is constantly… Continue reading

Growing Fast!

When I saw our Lion cubs last night I had a hard time to believe that they could grow that fast in only 10 days. We spotted them on a Wildebeest kill last… Continue reading


When I drove towards Thanda House this morning I saw a few yellowish spots in a tree, which we not there before. When I came closer I was surprised to see Lions lounging… Continue reading


The picture in the previous post was of two Cape Buffalo bulls fighting! Here is the complete picture.   PS: Please note the “un-disturbed” Oxpecker on the bull to the left 🙂


It is a very rainy day at Thanda and I am not driving today. So I was working in my office on pictures. I came across an interesting picture and I cut out a detail.… Continue reading

Lions and Trees

It is often said that Lions only seldom climb trees. In my experience it happens quite regular. Especially with cubs and juveniles. If one of the youngsters climbs a tree all the others… Continue reading

Foamy Nest and Many Fathers :-)

Nests of Foam-nest Tree Frogs are very important “bush signs”. These type of Frogs build bright white nests on branches above water. They mate in what is described as polyandry. The simultaneous polyandry… Continue reading