We recently had some unexpected visitors to Umkhumbi Lodge: two Wild Dogs were spotted by the reserve manager in Kuleni on the 21st September. This caused some excitement! The only large carnivore at Kuleni is a couple of leopards that include the game park in their home ranges. The two wild dogs killed an impala […]
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It seems that these little primates are becoming big fans of the night vision camera! I was standing right in the window with a normal video camera for this one! They’re getting brave!
Whilst the bushbabies love to hang out in our sandforest here in Hluhluwe, they tend to run off at the sight of humans. But now winter is coming and they have suddenly got very confident… Be prepared for regular updates from these cheeky little monkeys!!
The sad day has come, it is time to say goodbye to Fredrik and Mikael. After inspecting the Puff Adder caught last night. We tubed one so we could feel its scales (nothing feels quite like a Puff Adder – the closest is the File snake) it was time to load all the bags in […]
The roads we were on last night produced such unique species that we decided to go back again! This time we found – although again DOR; East African shovel snout Tiger snake House snake Stilleto snake Mfezi / spitting cobra Snouted Cobra Mole snake But we did find a live Puff Adder, and she is […]
Off we go to find some flat lizards! We found some, but boy the rocks were hot hot hot!! We also found a Black Kite after talking about them in the car on the way. What else to do but road cruise back to Hluhluwe?! We saw different species, even ones that we had only […]
What a hectic day! The morning brought us the following; Birds: African Spoonbill Crowned eagle Bush shrike Black backed puff Violet back starling Long crowned eagle Lesser striped swallow Red backed shrike Broad-billed Roller European bird eater Fish eagle Sunbird Yellow Billed Kite Black kite Kingfisher Goliath heron Stork Pelican Ibis / Hadeda Mammals: Giraffe […]
Fredrik and Mikael had set the morning aside for a game drive and some serious birdwatching. Leaving Umkhumbi Lodge in the wee hours of the morning they set out for the reserve. Lots of birds meant they rapidly worked their way down the bird list and even saw lots of other animals including the Wild […]
Time to go hunting for scorpions! And snakes obviously! Anything classed as a reptile or creepy-crawly is our prize this afternoon. No rock left unturned, no logs unmoved, no tree left still rooted… okay, maybe I am exaggerating on the tree bit – we are environmentalists after all! Our afternoon started off promising, at a […]
After breakfast it was time for a quick photo shoot with Antons little snake collection. The big problem though is deciding which ones to choose! As it was just a quick shoot we decided on a Puff Adder from the Eastern Cape, an East African Gaboon Adder and the Black File snake. Then it was […]