Dec 29, 2016 |
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Climate and Landscape
With a total of 130mm of rain having fallen at Little Makalolo during December, the rains have certainly set in, installing a carpet of green around camp. As the season is progressing, the veld flowers are painting the landscape with striking blues, reds and yellows around the overflowing seasonal pans.
With the onset of the rains, the temperature dropped dramatically to an average of 28° Celsius. The Kalahari apple-leaf trees have coppiced and seem to be licking their wounds after the elephants’ hunger of the dry season. There is an air of newness and new beginnings, an appropriate and hopeful omen for the New Year.
With the onset of the rains and the increase in surface water, the herds of plains game...