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My Field Guide

Proudly introducing #MyFieldGuide

Mdluli Safari Lodge - My Field Guide

A week ago we launched our #MyFieldGuide initiative – inviting you to virtually journey into the bush with our expert field guides and experience Kruger with us – no matter where you are! 

Each month you get to be part of our bush adventures by asking our guides your questions.

Then we’ll head out on a game drive or bush walk, get your questions answered, and share the footage with you!


Let’s meet #MyFieldGuide Matt Lailvaux

Matt has been a field guide with Echo Africa for the past three years.

His favourite animal? Leopard 🙂

“I’ve always wanted to be a guide since a very young age. It all started in Kenya when I lived there for a few years and got exposed to all the great wildlife areas that the world has to offer. My favourite animal is a leopard because it was the first animal I saw in Nairobi National Park. I love spending time in the bush and showing people all it has to offer. It’s not always about the big sightings, but also appreciating how everything has its own role and works in  perfectly.

Our expert field guide – Matt Lailvaux enjoyed answering all your questions and these were his favourites:

1. Do you prefer a bush walk or a game drive?

I prefer a bush walk, because you get to walk where the cars haven’t been, you get to enjoy the bush on foot and talk about everything in-depth without speeding around to look for animals – it’s a completely different & unique experience.

2. What is your dream sighting?

My dream sighting would be to see a Pangolin 🙂

3. Can elephants have twins and what is the likelihood that both calves would survive?

Yes, a female elephant can definitely have twins however it is very rare and there are only a few records thereof. The survival rate of the twins depends on how experienced she is to look after two as well as the area in terms of food and resources. But it is highly likely that both would survive.

Here’s a snippet of some of our moments with Matt!


Take a look at some of the exceptional sightings we had!


Mdluli Safari Lodge - sightings

If you would like to take a deeper look into our day out, visit the link below to take a recap through our highlights reel!

Visit our highlights reel on Instagram!

Make sure you follow us on Instagram and Facebook
and keep an eye out for a special guest joining us on our next #MyFieldGuide Kruger journey!

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In line with Government and hospitality industry regulations, we have made sure to leave no stone unturned to ensure safety and impeccable cleanliness throughout the lodge and its facilities – front and back of house.

Rest assured, we have spared no details in ensuring safe hygienic surroundings for our guests, and our team. With all the safety precautions in place, you are free to kick back and relax, and allow all your stresses to fade away.

Our brand new lodge is uniquely designed in that:
Each luxury tent is positioned at a distance of at least 15m from the adjacent tent, with a private access walkway and private patio.
The open architecture of the public areas allows for fresh air flows and expansive spaces to be very comfortably socially distanced from other guests.

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