Photography at MalaMala – a guest blog and images from Max Waugh

Photography at MalaMala – a guest blog and images from Max Waugh
Once again photographer Max Waugh, a photographic tour guide and previous MalaMala Photographer of the Year winner, has been kind enough to share his experience of the MalaMala wildlife with us. This time Max has put together a collection of images he took during a sighting of a pack of African Wild Dogs. Though my clients were understandably overwhelmed by the fantastic leopard, lion and elephant encounters we enjoyed at MalaMala, my personal highlight came when we encountered a pack of African wild dogs.  I’d only seen this species once before during a brief sighting in Kruger, and two...
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Photography at MalaMala – a guest blog and images from Yasmin Tajik

Photography at MalaMala – a guest blog and images from Yasmin Tajik
We love having photographers to stay at MalaMala Game Reserve and it is so special to be able to share their experiences and favourite moments with you. Recently Yasmin Tajik of Shalimar Studios, a photographer from Las Vegas, visited us and took some stunning images which she has been kind enough to share with us. I was recently on safari with my family at MalaMala Game Reserve.  Although I had been on safari to Kenya prior to this trip, it was all of our first time on safari in South Africa.  At the suggestion of our outfitter, Dare to Explore, they planned for us to be at MalaMala for three...
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Guess who got it all this morning? – A morning game drive report from ranger James Moodie

Guess who got it all this morning? – A morning game drive report from ranger James Moodie
Waking up before 6am can sometimes seem like a bit of a tall order but the following account of a morning game drive at MalaMala from ranger James Moodie is exactly why it’s all worth it. We hope you enjoy James’s exciting report – read all the way through, there are some fantastic images showing just how amazing these sightings were. Morning game drive report 9 September 2014 The morning game drive began with a relatively warm and heavy mist in the air. The rangers all branched out into a spider web of different routes, exploring every small area of the reserve trying not to miss a...
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Weekly sightings of the MalaMala Seven 31 August – 06 September 2014

Weekly sightings of the MalaMala Seven 31 August – 06 September 2014
Sightings for the week ending 06 September 2014 Number of lion sightings: 11 Number of leopard sightings: 18 Number of elephant sightings: 32 Number of buffalo sightings: 14 Number of wild dog sightings: 6 Number of cheetah sightings: 1 Number of rhino sightings: 0 Lions: Styx pride with a warthog kill – 31st 3 members from the Styx pride – 1st 2 males from the Fourways pride – 1st 8 members from the Styx pride – 2nd 8 member from the Styx pride – 3rd Female from the Charleston pride and two males from the Fourways pride – 3rd 8 members from the Styx pride with impala kill –...
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Photography at MalaMala – a guest blog and images from Max Waugh

Photography at MalaMala – a guest blog and images from Max Waugh
It’s always lovely to have returning guests share their experience with us. Recently Max Waugh, a previous MalaMala Photographer of the Year winner, accompanied a group of enthusiastic photographers on a trip back to his “favorite place in Africa for photography”. This was my third visit to MalaMala, following trips in 2010 and 2012, and it lived up to the lofty expectations set by those trips.  This trip was special in that it was my first time leading a photo tour to what is my favorite place in Africa for photography. It’s always a treat to share such incredible wildlife...
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Weekly sightings of the MalaMala Seven 10 – 16 August 2014

Weekly sightings of the MalaMala Seven 10 – 16 August 2014
Sightings for the week ending 16 August 2014 Number of lion sightings: 11 Number of leopard sightings: 20 Number of elephant sightings: 18 Number of buffalo sightings: 9 Number of wild dog sightings: 2 Number of cheetah sightings: 0 Number of rhino sightings: 0 Lions: Two females from the Fourways pride – 10th Styx pride – 11th Marthly pride – 11th Styx pride – 12th Eyrefield pride – 12th Two Sub-adult males and a female from the Fourways pride – 13th Two males from the Styx pride – 13th Styx pride – 13th Styx pride – 14th Styx pride – 15th Styx pride –...
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