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       Previous pages: Like a scene from a fantasy novel, desiccated limbs surround new growth in this strange and otherworldly Mashatu tree.
Above: Once you get to know the Tuli, each Mashatu tree becomes a curiosity. The thrill of finding a leopard in one of its branches never dulls.
Trees aside, for those who are not botanically inclined, the Tuli supports impressive populations of the three big cat species and boasts what may be one of the highest densities of elephant in southern Africa. Without doubt, the wildlife viewing and birding opportunities in the Tuli are second to none. With 48 species of mammals, more than 350 species of birds, and an estimated 20,000 animals residing in the reserve one will never be disappointed
when visiting this unique area.
Although there is always something to keep
visitors occupied in the Tuli - horse riding, game drives, cycling, walking and wildlife photography; it is here, standing beneath the leafy boughs of some of the world’s oldest trees, that one feels the slow and powerful pulse of Africa flow through you. Only then do you begin to understand the ancient magic of this indescribable place.
Jay Roode is widely recognised as one of the most influential female wilderness photographers working today. Best known for her critically acclaimed aerial photographs and articles of Africa’s wildest places she has been published in GEO, National Geographic, CNN, BBC Wildlife, The Royal Geographic and various United Nations publications to name a few.
Jay is represented in galleries locally and internationally and her fine art prints feature in private collections across the globe.
She is author and photographer of “Aerial Art” a large format coffee table book that explores the vast wilderness spaces of southern Africa from above.
Today Jay along with her husband Jan continue documenting Africa from above and lead bespoke photo safaris and workshops taking guests to experience the unique locations they have discovered during their African travels.

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