Andrew Rae

NAME: Andrew Rae





CURRENT COMPANY:  Mopane Bush Lodge

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I sat perched in the driver’s seat of a battered TDi landy watching the lioness. We had meandered down the dry Nhlaralumi riverbed following the fresh line of her ... read more

Walking Tall

It’s not often that you meet someone who thoroughly and profoundly changes your perspective. It happened to me recently while guiding a game drive in our beloved ... read more

Primal Scream

I have always been fascinated by mankind’s obsession with carnivores, particularly the big cats. On countless safaris spanning the last two decades I have ... read more

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About Andrew

Guiding History

1990 and 1991-Diploma Nature Conservation at Tech.Pretoria. 1992-1995-Foot Safari guide at Lowveld Environmental Awareness Trails in the Manyeleti Game Reserve...moved on to Head Ranger position at Honeyguide Tented Safari Camp in the same reserve. 1996-1998- Head Ranger for Lowveld Environmental Services operating within Kruger National Park. 1999-2000- Manager at Tanda Tula Tented Safari Camp in the Timbavati. 2001-2003- Asst. Project Manager developing Kuzuko Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape adjacent to Addo National Park. 2004-2005- Asst. General Manager Tuli Safari Lodge, Botswana. 2006-2014- General Manager, Conservator and guide at Mopane Bush Lodge adjacent to Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site. 2014-present- Owner and operator at RAE Safaris.

Guiding Qualification

National Diploma in Nature Conservation from Technikon Pretoria. Pro Hunters and Outfitters licenses for the Eastern Cape and Limpopo provinces. Limpopo Province interpretation and guiding qualification for Limpopo Valley Rock Art through The Getty Foun

Special Fields Of Interest

Birding. Hunting. Wildlife behaviour. San Rock Art.