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Sabi Sand Safari Pictures

Leopard in green foliage, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Leopard partially concealed in green foliage, Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Male lions sharpening claws on tree, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Pair of male lions sharpening claws on tree, Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Rhino on the run
White rhino on the run, Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Young leopard play fighting, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Young leopard siblings honing their hunting skills, Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Lion male showing its teeth, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Male lion showing his teeth, Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Close-up of zebra, profile shot, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Zebra close-up in profile, Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Spectacled weaver hunting for insects
Spectacled weaver hunting for insects on aloe, Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Kudu bull browsing, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Kudu bull browsing from tree, Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Leopard lying on small hillock
Leopard lying relaxed on small hill, Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Leopard lounging on tree stump
Leopard lounging on tree stump, Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sand, South Africa
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More About Sabi Sand Game Reserve

The Sabi Sand Wildtuin (Game Reserve) is renowned for its exclusive private safari lodges. The reserve, lying adjacent to Kruger National Park, is collectively owned and managed and covers an area of 153,000 acres. There are no fences dividing Sabi Sand and Kruger, allowing the prolific concentrations of wildlife to roam freely between the two.

Sabi Sand is home to dozens of private lodges, including the famous Mala Mala and Londolozi. Some of the lodges cover relatively small areas of land, but have traversing rights over neighboring properties, allowing all of them to offer superb game viewing experiences and hence outstanding opporunities to capture Sabi Sand Safari Pictures.

The safari guides in the open game viewing vehicles are in radio contact, so the chances of exceptional wildlife sightings are greatly increased. No more than three vehicles are allowed at any one location, which ensures there is no overcrowding or putting the animals under undue stress.

Visitors to Sabi Sand are virtually guaranteed of seeing the "Big Five" -- lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo -- and the area is particularly renowned for viewing and photographing leopards. These spectacular cats are solitary, secretive and nocturnal, so normally very difficult to see.

All the Sabi Sand Safari Pictures above were taken while staying at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, a small, family-owned establishment that offers spectacular wildlife viewing plus excellent food and accommodation at prices a lot more affordable than the ultra luxurious lodges such as Djuma, Leopard Hills, Londolozi, Mala Mala, Sabi Sabi, and Singita.

Camera Gear: Our safari photos were taken using entry-level Canon digital SLR cameras (EOS 300D to 450D), plus a variety of Canon telephoto lenses, including the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM telephoto zoom, Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM telephoto zoom, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM tele zoom, the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L USM telephoto lens with a 2x converter and Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM with 1.4x converter.

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