Tag Archive: Elephant

The Little Ones of the Little Ones …

It is one of the highlights of any safari to see baby animals. They are attractive, active and sometimes even naughty. And as much as everyone loves the little Elephants, the young Lions… Continue reading

Drinking Elephants | Smart Phone Photography through Binoculars

With modern smart phones one can create excellent images. But the quality deteriorates quickly once one tries to zoom in. But there is a solution: Taking smart phone pictures through binoculars (see also… Continue reading

Water, finally …

For the last few weeks we had proper rainfalls (over 125 mm) and most of the waterholes at Thanda Safari are now filling up nicely! The small picture shows a herd of Buffalo… Continue reading

Happy New Year

What a sighting for New Year’s day! Thanda Safari’s Elephants showed themselves from their best – and well behaved – side during the game drive on New Years morning. First, one of Thanda’s… Continue reading

Just a few days old …

This little Elephant calf is only a few days old but already a star 🙂 Thanda Safari guests enjoy the sightings of this youngster, who is very well protected by its mum, its… Continue reading

Gentle Giant Research

This week marks a particularly exciting event at Thanda Safari. In partnering with the Wild Tomorrow Fund, we were able to immobilise three carefully selected Elephants in order to attach tracking collars. Two… Continue reading

On the move!

Elephants hate cats! Whenever they encounter any large predator they get very agitated. It is a great spectacle for Thanda Safari guests to hear the trumpeting and observe the wild chases after such… Continue reading

A bath to cool down – a drink to refresh …

Elephants are smart. First the Thanda Safari Herd of Elephants had a refreshing bath at one waterhole (chasing away some Buffalo to get the tub for themselves). Then they moved to the next… Continue reading

Stand-off

It is a rare treat to see Elephants and Rhinos together. To see them interacting is even more unusual. The Thanda Safari guests enjoyed this incredible sighting of two White Rhino cows challenging… Continue reading

Two for one!

It does not happen often that one sees two of the Big Five in close proximity and one sighting. The Thanda Safari guests enjoyed this very special encounter of a Black Rhino Bull… Continue reading