Tag Archive: wildlife

Thanda Lion News!

To maintain a healthy Lions gene pool and to control the number of Lions on Thanda, five of these magnificent cats have been moved to a new section of the reserve (called the… Continue reading

Family Bath!

This small Elephant enjoyed his bath with the family – while climbing on the back of one of his cousins.¬†At the end of a hot day there is nothing better than splashing around… Continue reading

BIRDS – Crowned Lapwing – Watch the Eggs!

At the afternoon drink stop we spotted this Crowned Lapwing watching over its nest. We kept quite a distance not to disturb the bird further and a few seconds after this shot was… Continue reading

My new man!

One of the young Thanda Lionesses is really looking forward to the release of the new dominant male onto the reserve. She checks regularly if her “new man” is still in the boma.… Continue reading

Pole Position

From time to time Bheki gives up his tracker seat on the front of our game viewer to one of the Thanda guests. It is a very special experience seeing the animals from… Continue reading

Disappearing into the Sunset

One of Thanda’s oldest Elephant bulls walked quietly towards the sunset. Before he disappeared¬†in the bush he provided the Thanda guests a very close encounter with a gentle giant.  

Nature at Work

Observing “nature at work” can be difficult at times. Last nights Lion sighting showed that human sentiments do not apply to animals. We observed a Lioness, which had killed a Blue Wildebeest, first… Continue reading

Rambo and I!

Besides game drives Thanda guests are offered many additional activities. The most popular is the Elephant Interaction on a neighboring property. The first image shows me with Rambo, the 4 ton bull who… Continue reading

Mummy, get him!

Imagine you are a Baby Elephant … “Well, today is a very windy and cold morning. We were all were pretty thirsty and moving towards a waterhole … … when grandma spotted a… Continue reading

Following the herd!

Being close to wild animals has its thrill. But sometimes the best sightings are observing animals from a distance. The Thanda guests on game drive were fascinated to see one of Thanda’s largest… Continue reading