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Deadly vs Deadly, by field guide Sian Green

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 15, 2017 in News, Wildlife, 
We stumbled upon a close encounter while I was out on an early morning game drive with guests recently. We had set out from The Motse with the plan to track some Kalahari black-maned lions. After tracking for a couple of hours, we finally found them,… Continue reading

Meercat mums and pups

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 13, 2017 in Meerkats, 
Meerkats try, but do not often mate for life, and mating is usually reserved for the alpha male and female. When she is ready to breed, the alpha female chases away other females of 10 months and older who she sees as a threat. The pregnant female will… Continue reading

Monochrome, by field guide Kosie Lategan

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 12, 2017 in News, Wildlife, 
When you remove the colour from an image, it allows one to focus on form, textures, shapes, and composition. With wildlife photography, you can use black and white to highlight the patterns of an animal’s fur or the textures of its skin, horns, etc.… Continue reading

Mysterious cat of the night, by field guide Juan Venter

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 05, 2017 in News, Wildlife, 
It’s a great privilege to see a leopard in the Kalahari and I was thrilled recently to see this awesome spotted cat drinking at a waterhole on Tswalu. She allowed us to view her going about on her normal daily routine while my guests and I took… Continue reading

Dragons in the Kalahari! By field guide Sian Green

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 03, 2017 in News, Wildlife, 
With the hot summer days we have been seeing more reptiles. One of my favourites will always be the rock monitor, not only because of their size but also their intelligence. Rock monitors can grow up to 2 m long and weigh over 15 kg but that is only if… Continue reading

Tswalu’s eagle-eyed trackers, by field guide Liam Charlton

by Tswalu Kalahari on March 01, 2017 in
I had never worked with trackers until I arrived at Tswalu. Previously, I had to track and guide my guests unaided and I believed that my tracking skills were reasonable. My learning curve peaked dramatically upon my arrival in the Kalahari (which must… Continue reading