Nature’s Perfect Playground

Nambiti Hills is home to the Big 5 as well as various free roaming wildlife and birdlife. Its magnificence will transport you to a world of untamed beauty and breath-taking landscapes. Take a look some of the amazing imagery captured in this month’s gallery.

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An African sunset

An African sunset


Nambiti Hills Big 5 - Buffalo Spotting

Nambiti Hills Big 5 – Buffalo Spotting

A young Common Reedbuck

A young Common Reedbuck

Standing Tall, Nambiti's Giraffes

Standing Tall, Nambiti’s Giraffes

Nambiti's Breeding Elephant Herd

Nambiti’s Breeding Elephant Herd

A White Necked Raven in flight

A White Necked Raven in flight

Reign of the Big Cats

Lions of Nambiti Hills

The month of January was highlighted by a number of lion sightings and this month we continue to spot them frequently prowling the reserve in search of food.

On a recent morning game drive we happened to spot a young male lion enjoying his victory of a successful wildebeest kill. Although lions usually prefer eland and kudu they will often catch zebras or wildebeest as well. The lion seen in the photograph above, is one of two young males who are brothers. He is the more dominant out of the two and can be identified by his dark black mane. Both brothers have full and thick manes and their faces are free of any scars, indicating a lack of rivalry from the other lions on the reserve. This has led to them marking their territory and roaring loudly to announce their dominancy over the others.

We often spot them repeating this behaviour after the heavy rainfalls as their scent gets washed away. So the next time you visit our lodge, especially if it has just rained, be on the lookout for these brothers. You never know what could happen.

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The Intense Battle!

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Last week’s safari commenced with Kelwan, our Head Ranger, and a group of very excited guests who were visiting from Johannesburg and Durban. For a few, this was their first game drive experience so they were eager to see as much wildlife as possible.

Heading off along a dusty and narrow dirt track, we noticed broken branches and trees hanging over the pathway. A little further down, we got a clear view of a herd of elephants pulling down branches of an acacia tree. They do this to get to the succulent leaves at the top. It was evident that this was the very herd that caused the destruction we had seen earlier.

We journeyed on, seeing giraffes and zebras along the way, until we reached a watering hole. We then heard the bellowing and snorting sounds of hippos. After getting closer we saw that the young bull, pictured above, was challenging a dominant male to a territorial fight. The dominant male did not take kindly to the threatening sounds of the young bull and he attacked. The battle was intense leaving us on the edge of our seats! After a long while, the young bull conceded defeat and escaped with just a few injuries.

That’s the thrill of venturing deep into the wilderness – you never know what lies around each bend when you are out on a game drive.

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Unspoiled Natural Beauty

The wonderful thing about being at our lodge is enjoying the fresh crisp air, that feeling of being one with nature especially when out on one of our game drives, the majestic Big 5, and the unspoiled natural wonders that are all around you. This month was highlighted by many lion sightings. Here is a sneak peak of the pictures that have been submitted by our rangers and guests.

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Welcome to Nambiti Hills

Welcome to Nambiti Hills


Lioness stalking her prey

Lioness stalking her prey


At the edge of the world

At the edge of the world


An up-close lion encounter

An up-close lion encounter

Summer at Nambiti Hills

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Temperatures have been soaring over the last few weeks at the lodge and we have been experiencing the full effect of summer. Even in the shade temperatures have peaked well into the 40s, leaving everyone looking for a place to cool down – thank goodness for our rock pool which has provided much relief to our guests.

Whilst on our game drives, we’ve spotted a host of wildlife frequenting the reserve’s watering holes trying to cool down and escape the blistering heat. We’ve sighted elephants, giraffes and zebras all enjoying a drink of water while a pod of hippo found relief in remaining submerged in the cool waters.

We’ve also spotted our elephant herds coated in sand. This acts as a natural sunblock and insect repellent for their skins especially during these hotter months.

In the evenings we have been experiencing electric storms followed by rainfall which helps cool down the entire reserve. Many would agree that summer is the best time of the year to visit us, so book your stay soon – we look forward to welcoming you!

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