Experiencing Mozambique & South Africa with McDonald Safaris

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  1. McDonald Safaris

    McDonald Safaris SPONSOR Since 2013 AH Veteran

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    A few random moments, pics and updates over the past few months.


    Through sustainable utilization we pay for conservation. The very reason why we are able to declare growth in all wildlife population across the board, including the likes of pangolin, wild dog, cheetah, and the only black and white rhino population which we do not hunt in Mozambique.

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    Sunset after a good rain

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    Tracking Buffalo along the Klaserie in South Africa

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    Bushmen paintings in the Limpopo valley

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    One way of getting to the hunting camp in Niassa, Mozambique

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    Reminder of the "good ol' days". Our rifles on the gun rack as we take a rest on some shade while tracking Elephant in Niassa.

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    A curious young waterbuck that had most likely never seen a human till now

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    The old trooper

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    Hunting in the Karoo

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    For those of you who have had the chance to hunt with this man, will also know what a formidable tracker he is. When the chips are down he often seems to be able to pull the rabbit out of the hat. His tracking skills are second to none and is a master at outsmarting even the most educated leopards. I've not seen him without a smile on his face and has come up with the most ridiculous jokes leaving clients in tears of laughter. He has been a great mentor to me from a young age and I continue to learn his wisdom in the field. I salute you my friend. You are one of the unsung masters to the hunting and conservation arenas.

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    A 5 year old male lion which had been killing cattle in communal lands. Despite the immense pressure from the villagers to kill the lion we managed to convince them to allow us to dart, collar and relocate the lion to the concession to monitor the cat and be able to further our studies on animal movements in the area.

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    Complete contrast to the drought of 2016.

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    "Safari"

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    National Children's day in Mozambique where we visited the schools built buy hunters dollars and delivered protein from our buffalo hunt. The kids were all about the video camera and seeing themselves on the playback. They were so grateful of our visit and our contributions. It often humbles us to thing of how fortunate we are and it only takes the simple things in life to bring us joy.

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    Anti Poaching scouts trying to get an advantaged view of what's ahead. Folks that dedicate all their effort into looking after a natural heritage. These are unsung heroes.

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    Bullet performance
    #hunting #470nitroexpress #500nitroexpress#doublerifle

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    INGWE

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    Some lazy Lions taking cat naps after killing a Wildebeest

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    Beautiful Kudu bull amongst Protea bushes in the Waterberg

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  2. McDonald Safaris

    McDonald Safaris SPONSOR Since 2013 AH Veteran

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    Dagga Boy
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    Safari Season
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    Buffalo fever
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    All the respect in the world for these incredible animals!
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    Golden hour
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    Campfire stories
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    A very sad day at MozParks...we discovered our first poached rhino on property. This is devastating to us. Fifteen months we've been able to successful deter - even catch- poachers on Sabie Game Reserve, but this collared, male rhino was poached for his horn on Saturday. We just discovered him today. The poachers destroyed his collar and shot him.

    A facebook post cannot express this loss. Emotionally, to us, this is a shock. We've been infiltrated, our animals we've promised to protect are constantly in danger. We know the dangers lurking around every corner...but when you are faced with it - it shakes you. The extremely sad part of this? This male rhino, not named because its emotional - his collar was MR 02 - established his territory on our reserve.

    We will continue the fight. We live this day-to-day...we will re-group - but we will continue doing everything we can to save these rhinos.

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    Update on our Wildlife Veterinary Unit:
    @moz_parks

    The first wildlife veterinary unit in Mozambique continues to gain momentum. We had the privilege of working with three rhinos, three lions, one elephant and a few other species in the past few months. Unfortunately, the MozParks vet unit was not able to respond to all situations despite the numerous requests, due to logistics and financial constraints. With your help we hope to make a significant difference and be able to treat as many cases as possible in the near future.
    Please consider giving what you feel comfortable on our website and help us save these animals.

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    On the tracks of dark objects
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    Our conservation eye in the sky
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    Bush lunch with a view
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  3. McDonald Safaris

    McDonald Safaris SPONSOR Since 2013 AH Veteran

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  4. Philip Glass

    Philip Glass LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Elite

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    Really enjoyed this post.
    Thanks!
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  5. McDonald Safaris

    McDonald Safaris SPONSOR Since 2013 AH Veteran

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    Early morning tracking in the tall grass
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    Lunch in the bush after tracking Buffalo all morning
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    Handbrake up... its time for sundowners!
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    Gentle giant... catching the morning sun rays and destroying trees
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    • Kalahari Safari •
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    Young male lion found at an elephant carcass. Lebombo, Southern Mozambique
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    • Kalahari Moments •
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    Dagga bulls and double rifles
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    Priceless

    Cape Buffalo by McDonald Safaris posted Jul 23, 2018 at 4:43 PM


    Impressive young herd bull in Lebombo, Mozambique. He will be a brute of a bull in a few years time.
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    If to think the hunt is about the trophy, I suggest you hang your boots up! What a privilege it is to be out and taking in all that Africa has to offer.
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    Pilot buzzing the team goodbye

    Pilot buzzing the team goodbye by McDonald Safaris posted Oct 2, 2018 at 3:09 PM
     
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  6. gillettehunter

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    Great photos. Thanks for sharing.Brings back some african memories.....
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  7. McDonald Safaris

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    It’s that time of year again... tigers are biting!

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  8. McDonald Safaris

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