As winter kicks in, our beautiful resident leopard Mmadiphala regularly entertains our guests with great sightings, giving them something to share around the blazing Xigera ‘bush television’ over pre-dinner drinks. We have also had great sightings of elephant coming to camp to feed on the still-green leaves of the huge feverberry and jackalberry trees that surround our camp. The vervet monkeys also constantly make sure that they aren’t left out as far as entertainment is concerned, with guests laughing their lungs out witnessing the monkey family coming around at breakfast and trying to steal their food… “What an experience,” one guest chipped in!
Birds and Birding
May was once again a wonderful month for bird sightings, especially in and around Xigera Camp. Amongst many amazing sightings, guests saw a giant eagle-owl and an adult Pel’s fishing-owl at Tent 10. On a few lucky occasions the managers arrived to wake their guests, only to find them enjoying a beautiful sighting of the Pel’s right in front of their units. Guests have all left with the most stunning photos of the birdlife of this magnificent area.
Mokoro trips give us the opportunity to show guests beautiful painted reed frogs – which they enjoy very much. And then seeing giraffe, zebra and even tsessebe whilst on a boat cruise is undoubtedly the cherry on top for guests!
Monday’s Cultural Nights have left guests astonished at the Simbukushu singing and dancing, and especially Simbukushu menu announcements.
Staff in Camp
Managers: Neuman, Rauve, Alex, Dineo, Masha and Gladys
Guides: Reuben, Des, Dips and Lesh
Photographs by Simon Stobbs