Game is in abundance at the moment at Mvuu. Hippos and crocodiles are regular sightings and other game such as buffalo, sable, warthog, kudu, waterbuck, impala are also doing well.
There were a plethora of Elephant herds seen during the month. One particular instance we tracked a bull for some time, only to be led to a herd of about 30. We have also seen them swimming and enjoying themselves in the water and mud opposite the Mvuu Lodge. There are also plenty of lone bulls seen on the banks of the Shire or scattered in the Park.
Despite the Rhino Sanctuary being closed due to the rains and road conditions, we are still enjoying rhino sightings. Rodger, our local black rhino, was seen quite regularly and is becoming used to our vehicles.
Some wonderful sightings this month include a pair of Fish Eagles spotted feeding on a big water monitor lizard near the river. We also saw Porcupine near the air strip, an African civet, a number of large spotted genet and a beautiful chameleon was found near Mkango Corer.
Birding has also been great this month with some wonderful sightings of Ground Hornbill and a Dickenson's Kestrel with its beautiful grey body and almost white head. Goliath Herons are also wonderful to watch as they hunt. Their slow stride in the water is so distinctive, almost causing no water disturbance. They can stand motionless for long periods of time before darting their beaks into the water to catch fish.
Guides George, Jim, Justin, Mc Loud and Samuel who all won employee of the month last year were awarded a night with full board and safari activities at Mvuu Camp. They each brought their wives and two children. The families really enjoyed their stay and the children had a great time learning about the animals. Samuels son Nyika was especially excited as his dream came true when he saw elephant for the first time.
One of our mobile guides Bison celebrated his 65th Birthday today. We wish him a very happy birthday and hope he enjoyed the birthday cake which we made for him.