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On the Khwai River last June, we visited a den site that has been occupied by the local hyaena clan for the last few years.
They would have taken this over from an aardvark, warthog, porcupine or other smaller less dominant mammal and all females raise their cubs here. As they share the responsibilities of cub rearing, this provides them with the protection and shared babysitting of the clan.
We saw one older female looking after these four cubs as they wrestled and played relentlessly.
While early morning coffee by the fire as dawn breaks, an abundance of game, beautiful lodges, sundowners and great food, are the things that most guests associate with being on safari. There is of course, an immense amount of work that goes on behind the scenes into the organisation; and these things don’t always work out exactly the way that one would like… // read more >