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Xigera Camp - September 2017

Sep 4, 2017  |   Xigera Camp

Climate and Landscape
As the temperature is rising so the water level drops in equal measure, resulting in an outstanding concentration of water birds. For bird lovers, Xigera at this time of year provides amazing sightings.

Elephant have started showing up in good numbers in and around the rivers and the floodplains. This is a sure sign that they need to cool down. They were seen bathing and having a really good time in the rivers, an event that is splendid to watch.

“The wild dogs are back!” shouted one of the staff members, after seeing the way an impala, an antelope that is not very adept in water, was fearfully running and splashing as it crossed to the other side of a channel. We quickly checked. Yes, they were here. The...

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