Monthly Archive: October, 2012

Elephant Road Block

When I left Thanda House today to drive over to Base Camp I hit a bit of traffic. But my delay was not caused by other cars but by our herd of Elephants.… Continue reading


  I was filing images today when I came across this one. I love the expression on the young Lion’s face. He had just finished eating on a Wildebeest kill. Have a good Sunday!

Bush Statistics :-)

Today I put together my Thanda sighting report. I had a total of 183 major/special game sightings since I arrived at Thanda in June. Here are the detailed numbers 🙂 42 x Lions… Continue reading

Growing Fast!

Our four small Lion subs are growing up fast. But they are still the favorites for most of the Thanda guests 🙂

Funny Posture!

Yesterday, I caught this Giraffe in this funny posture just as it was getting on its feet from a sitting position. Giraffe sleep only for very short periods, usually no longer than 5… Continue reading

Cheetah Pose

Our two male Cheetah were demonstrating two very typical Cheetah poses. They were scanning their surroundings for possible prey! More about Cheetahs: The Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large-sized feline inhabiting most of Africa… Continue reading

Leaving early!

This beautiful scene surprised the Thanda guests when the morning game drive left from Tented Camp. The two female Giraffes enjoyed the warm morning sun together with their two young calves.

Master Builder

This Masked Weaver male skillfully prepares his nest for review by females of the species. If his future mate likes the nest she will stay with him, if not she will cut the… Continue reading

Have a drink!

These are two pictures of our “Thanda Youngster” enjoying a drink. The mums patiently provide the milk. The Elephant calf is two weeks old and the Lion cubs are about three month old.… Continue reading

For real!

Male Giraffes are often sparring (a “not serious” fight for training). Today we watched two bulls fighting for real. The impact of the skull (ossicones) onto the opponents body sounded very painful.