A Ranger’s Album

Nothing tells a story quite like pictures! Our rangers are our eyes and ears on the ground and captured amazing shots of this month’s wonderful adventures.

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Nambiti’s Breeding Herd

Nambiti’s Breeding Herd

A drink fit for a King!

A drink fit for a King!

A Sunbathing Hippo

A Sunbathing Hippo

The roar of a lioness

The roar of a lioness

A Steppe Buzzard

A Steppe Buzzard

Gemsbok

Gemsbok

Zebra Crossing!

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In an environment where most creatures camouflage themselves with their surroundings, our painted horses really stand out with their black and white striped ensemble. It makes them hard to miss and they are probably one of the first signs of wildlife you will notice as you reach Nambiti Hills.

Zebras are social creatures and you will find them in herds aka “harems” that is led by one dominant male. Recently, we spotted a few stallions play-fighting. This helps them sharpen their skills for when fighting over females which often results in fights to the death.

They have excellent eyesight and hearing which enables them to sense danger lurking far away. When singled out and chased, they run in zigzag formations to make it difficult for predators to catch them. Have you ever wondered “why stripes”? Well, there are many theories around that but the most common is that when grouped together, their stripes make it difficult for a predator to pick out one zebra to chase. Safety in numbers could not hold more truth!

Here are a few images of our zebras at Nambiti Hills.

Having a drink of water

Having a drink of water


Stallions play-fighting

Stallions play-fighting


A 'Harem' of zebras

A ‘Harem’ of zebras

The Cunning Black-backed Jackal!

Black-backed Jackal
The haunting call of the Black-backed Jackal can often be heard at nightfall in the African bush and is one of the typical night sounds of the wilderness. Not being very active creatures by day, you will rarely spot them around the reserve, but we were lucky. One of our guests, who was bird-watching, caught sight of this Jackal moving around in search of food.

Black-backed Jackals are hunters with a strong sense of smell and will roam around scavenging the remains of kills made by other larger predators. Once food is located, they will alert the rest of the pack. Being protective by nature, a mother jackal will change den sites every two weeks to protect her pups from predators. They are very cautious so their dens have multiple exits, in case of an emergency. This is also what makes them elusive and rare to spot.

Often perceived to be scavengers, Jackals are very capable hunters and can live up to 12 years because of their cunning and adaptability. Forming one of the keystone species, they play a vital role in our Eco system.

Can you spot a Black-backed Jackal on your next game drive? Keep your binoculars in hand, you never know!

Watch nature come alive this Spring

Bird perched on a reed

Bird perched on a reed

Spring is the season of rejuvenation and regrowth and we have to admit that it is by far the most fascinating season. It’s when we get to witness the beauty of nature unfold right before our eyes.

Trees that looked virtually dead weeks ago are starting to turn green and branches that were once bare are in bloom. The fresh crisp air and the sweet aroma of new blossoms are all around the lodge as flowers wake up from their winter naps revealing the magnificent beauty of the reserve.

With spring also comes more daylight and warmth, and for our wildlife it means that there is an abundance of food available for grazing. It is also a time of the year when we see many new-born animals enjoying all that the season has to offer.

Trees turn into broadcasting sites for our birdlife as they chirp and whistle in order to attract a mate. One of the most wonderful things here at the lodge is waking up each morning to the sounds of various birdlife chirping, and the soft fluttering of wings as they busily go about building their nests for summer which is their mating season.

The untainted beauty that Spring brings is pure perfection and we are so glad to be part of it all.

Acacia tree starts to bloom

Acacia tree starts to bloom

Flowers in bloom

Flowers in bloom

Kudu grazing on green shubbery

Kudu grazing on green shubbery

Giraffe mum & calf

Giraffe mum & calf

Birds of Nambiti

Birds of Nambiti

The untamed beauty of Nambiti Hills

From guided walks to 4×4 adventures and diverse wildlife, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. This is a snapshot of the untamed beauty of Nambiti Hills!

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King of the Nambiti reserve

King of the Nambiti reserve

A giraffe chewing on a bone for calcium

A giraffe chewing on a bone for calcium

A member of the elephant herd

A member of the elephant herd

A lioness rolls around in dung to mask her scent

A lioness rolls around in dung to mask her scent

Twilight skies

Twilight skies