Climate and Landscape
Hello winter! As the season continued to show its true colours we started to see the golden leaves falling off the mopane trees in the woodland and also off the large feverberry trees around us. Now it is officially winter, and we experienced cold mornings and evenings. As soon the sun went down the temperature dropped drastically. Despite the cold we continued to have fun by adding “bush babies” (hot water bottles) on drives. Guests enjoyed their breakfast under the African sky and watching “bush television.” The temperatures ranged from 7° Celsius to 26° C max.
What an exciting month for wildlife – guests had an amazing time. Nothing but the sounds of birds during the day with frogs and hippos at night in our river emitting their soothing sounds.
Up close experiences of elephant in camp, especially during the day as they passed through to quench their thirst at the nearby water source, as well as watching them feeding on papyrus while we were having brunch, were the highlights.
Birding was excellent and we were treated to sightings of many colourful birds.
The Linyanti Boys lions spiced up our month, and were often heard calling at night while patrolling their territory.
But the Linyanti wild dog pack did it for us .We were very fortunate to have seen them as they are a Critically Endangered species.
General game was abundant, with sightings of zebra, giraffe and kudu to name just a few. We spotted a big herd of buffalo east of camp.
No LTC safari is complete without a beautiful sundowner at the Leopard Hide where guests enjoyed a chilled gin and tonic while nibbling on Botswana beef jerky.
Staff in Camp
Kay and Gao
Special thanks to Lets Kamogelo for the pictures.