Although the camp was closed in January I feel compelled to write a short update for the month!
Climate and Landscape
The grasses and other vegetation are extremely thick and green thanks to the rain we’ve had, day and night, this month. We recorded 311 mm of rainfall, way above average. We also recorded a minimum temperature of 19 ° Celsius and a maximum of 34° C.
The game activity around us also did not disappoint at all. We heard lion and leopard calling regularly in the pitch-black, rainy nights, backed up by hyaena giggles and frogs which sounded like chiming bells.
The wild dogs killed a big male kudu in camp, just under Tent 1 where we were working on some minor renovation work. It was such an amazing sighting as the hyaena came for a late Christmas that night too, devouring every bit and bone left by the dogs.
In January Savuti Camp was closed for a quick facelift, with the most outstanding development being the new boardwalk. The builders used steel frames instead of the traditional pine while the colour of the new wooden walkway is absolutely beautiful – it looks like it will last a lifetime. I will certainly use all these materials to build indoors – and can’t wait to show it off to our first guests coming in at the end of February.