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Mombo Camp - July 2014

Jul 31, 2014  |  Botswana  |  Okavango Delta  |  Mombo Camp

Climate and Landscape
July was a month of hugely fluctuating temperatures on Chief’s Island. We have seen highs of 31° Celsius and lows of 6°, and towards the end of the month had two very brief – and unseasonal – thundershowers in the early hours of the morning.

Wildlife
We watched the inundation recede a little from Chief’s Island earlier in the month but already it seems to have come back. The open area in front of Mombo is completely submerged, ensuring that we have active aquatic birdlife very close to the camp. What it also means is that we hear hippo, elephant and red lechwe splashing around by the rooms, with a lot of the activity occurring at night. The jackalberry trees and ilala palms have also produced fruit this month.  

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