Wow where to begin? This month has been busy as always! With such a great team of managers and staff to work with, it almost makes it feel if you are on holiday with every new family that comes to our little island!
As the annual inundation moves in, so does winter. The camp fire has attracted many a happy guest to it in the mornings and evenings – a beautiful setting to share one's safari experiences and sip a warm tasty beverage. It is quite something to stand around the fire and enjoy the fantastic star gazing in the evenings.
Despite the brisk morning and evening conditions, the average temperatures have still been rather pleasant, especially during midday. The morning temperatures averaged around 15° C while the daily highs averaged around 33° C.
With the arrival of the waters from the Angolan highlands, Little Vumbura has a number of incredible activities on offer – whether it is a game drive into the heart of the bush, a walking trail amongst the varieties of wildlife, exploring the maze of waterways and channels on boat or mokoro, or sensational catch-and-release fishing – there is something for everyone.
Game viewing has been incredibly phenomenal and quite often guests would return back to camp late due to the action-packed activities. Quite often this action came in the form of either leopard, lion or wild dog hunts! On one occasion we found the Kubu Pride feeding on a buffalo which they had killed. We also found this pride attempting to catch a warthog and a kudu without success.
May was a month which was dominated by baby sightings as our guests enjoyed sightings of baby hyaena, leopard, lion and elephant. The resident wild dog pack will be adding to this soon as we expect the heavily pregnant alpha female to den soon.
General game sightings have matched the predatory perfection as the general wildlife disperses all over the concession with the expanding waterways.
Staff in Camp
Managers: KB, Julie, Jene, Alex and Rhino.
Guides: Madala K, Sevara and Sam