Hoanib Skeleton Coast - September 2017

Sep 2, 2017 Hoanib Skeleton Coast
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Climate and Landscape
Hoanib experienced unusual winter temperatures in September and it was very cold, with fog being a daily occurrence.

Wildlife
Animal sightings were incredible with wonderful views of lion, cheetah, hyaena, gemsbok (oryx), springbok, jackal and ostrich – to name a few.

The collared cheetah female seems to have hurt her foot, so she has been closely observed by Desert Lion Conservation’s Dr Flip Stander as well as by brown hyaena researcher Emsie Verwey and Wilderness vet Dr Conrad (Nad) Brain. Antibiotics were administered with food – and in fact, she became quite used to Emsie and her daily dose of meds. Nad visited and when he found her on top of a rocky hill, he was happy that she was on the mend. We’re pleased to report that she even attempted a kill recently.

Staff News
Best wishes go to Clement Lawrence who has left to pursue other prospects while we extend our warmest welcome to Vincent who joins us as the new camp GM.

Our Hoanib guides are proud to be able to change lives every day... meet Chris, Reagan and Mwezi.

Guest Comments
“Lunch on the beach and flying back, the sand dune ride :) The hot water bottle in my bed. Of course the elephants. The lecture abo

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