Winter has finally settled into the Delta. Crisp morning air coupled with the thick mist that hugs the waters creates some spectacular sunrises that definitely make the early morning wake ups worth it!
Game viewing has been incredible. The area’s resident female leopard, Bonolo, and her two cubs have been spotted every week in June. She has been feeding the young ones well and we have spotted them a few times with a carcass up a tree. Our “ghost leopard” has been prowling around camp as usual. We call him the “ghost leopard” because we never see him. We see his tracks, we hear him calling every morning and he walks through camp every night, but we never see him; truly a master of deception!
On the hyaena front, the resident den is bustling with activity. The four young cubs are very shy but the two slightly bigger cubs are far more curious, inquisitive and confident. These two characters have provided us with great sightings as they actually run up to our vehicles when we arrive at the den.
There have been some good lion sightings too. Boxer, the large dominant male lion, has been spotted around the old airstrip a number of times and we have also found some new female lions around the research camp. There is also a massive herd of buffalo on the concession and lots of other general game.
This month, as always, we have enjoyed the company of wonderful guests. As we are in the peak of the busy season, we have had the opportunity to meet many different people and exchange stories around the camp fire. The mokoro station has been a fitting spot to enjoy the magnificent sunsets. We can't wait to see what the coming months have in store for us.
Managers: Beatrice, Aaron and Tizzar.
Guides: Matamo, Jacko and Joe.
Newsletter by Beatrice.