Weather and Landscape
There has been a huge change in temperature this month, as the mornings and evenings are freezing cold, but the midday temperatures are quite warm, often rising above the 30° C mark. As one would expect from August, we have experienced some windy conditions as the season change.
The landscape is in a very dry state, but signs of life are popping out as many of the deciduous trees are bearing new shoots and buds.
Game viewing has been fantastic this month, especially around the waterholes. We have been treated to large congregations of wildlife, which leave and arrive at the waterholes in waves.
Lion sightings have been superb, as the felines visited the waterhole in front of camp on a nightly basis. One of the highlights for the month was when a group of guests viewed a lion come down for an afternoon drink - the difference was that the guests were in the hide, which allowed them a very close-up view of the feline from a safe perspective.
Rhino sightings have been good too, as we have been doing a lot of rhino tracking excursions, which when combined with drives, offers a great safari experience.
Unusual sightings for the month include the sighting of a hedgehog and a pair of Damaraland dikdik, the later being endemic to Namibia.
"The absolutely great view from the main area and rooms. Ongava Lodge is a dream come true for us."
"Excellent Rhino walk with our guide Teacher."
Staff in Camp
Managers: Adriano, Agnes, George and Jason.
Guides: Kapona, Henock, Abram, Willem, Salomon and Teacher.