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Abu Camp - August 2016

Jul 13, 2016  |   Abu Camp

We experienced something of a cold snap at the start of the month with a low of 4°C (39°F) recorded. In combination with the light breezes we traditionally associate with August, this made for some rather fresh early morning game drives. Nothing that we couldn’t fix with hot water bottles and ponchos though; and, as always, it was definitely worth heading out there.

Temperatures increased steadily throughout the month, and just a fortnight later the lowest we experienced was a rather more civilised 15°C (59°F), with a daytime high of 35°C (95°F).

The Okavango winter had one last roll of the dice on the 23rd, when a dramatically windy night shook all the palm trees – rather as though a herd of elephants had passed through,...

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