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Nhlanguleni 3:2 Female

Nhlanguleni 3:2 Female

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Dan Hirschowitz


Dan developed his love for the African bush whilst growing up on a family run farm in the Kwa-Zulu Natal midlands. Growing up in the bushveld he was surrounded by wildlife and finds his passion in what nature has to offer. After completing ...

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Dan that is phenomenal the strength that the leopard has to drag her kill so far, and then hoist it in the tree is outstanding. Thanks to Freddy for his expertise in tracking for he is thd master tracker. Outstanding work.

It’s apparent from your story how much you like, respect and have learned from Freddy. A partnership is built on mutual trust and the ability to work as a unit together, or a solid team. My experiences during my previous visits have truly shown that level of complete trust and simpatico. I hope you realize many more exciting sightings like the one you described today!

Freddie is an absolutely fantastic tracker. More importantly he is a wonderful family man and recgnized community leader! (..and I’m not saying that because we have similar family names NgoBENI

It’s so amazing what the rangers and trackers can do working together! The skills of tracking are just so special – it makes safari that much more special to experience it and have that excitement of potential findings through tracking.

Great recap Dan. Thanks for sharing your tracking experience with Freddy.

Yes a good tracker makes a safari perfect. I admire this art of reading details and making judgements from tracks in the bush that seem so difficult to read and interpret by a non-professional.
It‘s great how the tracker/ ranger teams work together.

My notable sighting with Nhlanguleni, her girls Finfoot and Nkuwa, and dad Flat Rock in early August 2019, was them feeding peaceably together on a nyala, then Flat Rock hoisting the carcass into a jackalberry tree, and strolling away. The 3 females leapt into the tree as 3 hyenas rocked up, and draped themselves to sleep. It was such a remarkable family moment in the bush, and one which the textbooks would claim never happens!

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