Weather and Landscape
This month we still experienced some extremely warm weather conditions as we reach the end of summer. Despite the sweltering heat, the vegetation is still green, with exception of the mopane trees which have started turning to autumn hues and drop their leaves. Many sources of surface water have started to dry up, so the game viewing around the winter waterholes has been fantastic!
"Extraordinary" sums up the game viewing this month! As mentioned above, the winter waterholes are teeming with life, and the predators are taking full advantage of this bounty. We have enjoyed many great cheetah sightings this month at the waterhole in front of camp. Even a Southern African python has taken a liking to this busy source of water.
Just spending the day at a waterhole can often produce sightings of zebra, eland, oryx, impala, springbok, red hartebeest, giraffe and wildebeest, all arriving at the waterhole at different times of the day.
The rhino tracking experience has been very fruitful as our guides are really good at tracking these magnificent creatures and know their behaviour and habits really well. Apart from viewing rhino on foot, the whole experience from finding the tracks, to finding fresh dung is very exciting and definitely worthwhile!
Exciting news for this month is that the Ongava camps will now offer therapeutic massages to our guests. Esther who is well known from Little Kulala and Serra Cafema has been training some of our staff in this art. So please feel free to book a session when in camp.
“Magnificent environment - I was utterly spoiled. Friendly staff and very knowledgeable guides made my trip!”
“Everybody from your team is so friendly and professional at the same time! The setting and the rooms are just spectacular!”
Staff in Camp
Managers: George and Michael.
Guides: Franco and Willem.