Climate and landscape
June was a cool, windy month at Ongava Lodge and we recorded daytime temperatures of 13-15° Celsius in the shade – though it did warm up around midday.
June was great for spotting animals from the main deck during the day. We regularly enjoyed three elephant coming and going and when they weren’t around we saw large numbers of other animals at the waterhole including gemsbok, kudu, springbok, black-faced impala, giraffe, eland, waterbuck and warthog.
The lions made themselves heard at night, often giving guests a wakeup call at 2 or 3 am… Every now and then we saw them coming to have a drink, giving everyone a great sighting as they watched the waterhole.
We have been seeing a lot more snakes in the camp area. There is a python near camp keeping the dassies (rock hyrax) on their toes!
A guest in camp had a birthday on the Sunday and we presented him with a cake and song. From a cultural perspective, Rosalia enjoys greeting our guests in traditional dress.
Staff in Camp
A very warm welcome to Will and Helen Novell who join the Ongava management team!