About Richard De Gouveia

With an absolute passion for nature, I am fortunate enough to be living out my childhood dream as a guide. I started out as an environmental consultant but soon realised that the corporate world was not for me and so followed my heart and ended up at an amazing piece of Africa called Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. A passion for photography and sharing this incredible place with the rest of the world has driven me to blog for the past two and half years and I look forward to sharing more with all of you through Africa Geographic. You can follow daily updates about what I am seeing on our facebook page.
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Mother and leopard cub get unwanted visitors

By the time we neared the sighting spot, the two leopards disappeared into some incredibly thick bush along the river. I asked Kevin what my best approach was and he said that I should try get down into the river.

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The lion eats tonight

There is something magical about the bush at night. You might expect it to be silent as everything goes to sleep, but in fact that’s when it starts to wake up. Nature has a shift-work system in operation: when one animal goes to sleep, another wakes up to take its place. After our afternoon safari …

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Master trackers show us how it is done

A Visit from the Kalahari’s Master Trackers

The past three days have been the highlight of my career as we spent them guiding in Sabi Sabi with two ‡Khomani Sa, better known as Bushmen. Before everyone jumps to the conclusion that I am being politically incorrect, this is the name by which these people told me they choose to be known. The …

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Lions pull down a buffalo

There is something special about living in the bush and seeing these amazing animals interacting on a daily basis. But there are some days that take the adjective ‘special’ to whole new level! This particular morning was the start of one such day. Our plans were to visit the African wild dog den and to …

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Little Lions Let Rip in South Africa’s Sabi Sands

What a manic last few weeks! The Sabi Sands has been packed and the bush is pumping. The chill of winter has an icy grip over the wilderness and it’s all but dried out, the trees are losing their leaves and the herbivores are going hungry. This all bodes very well for new additions to the Southern …

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