Damaraland Camp - April 2013

Apr 16, 2013 Damaraland Camp
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Weather and Landscape
The month started with a bang! We received good rainfall through the night and it was damp and moist for the following three days. The rest of the month was characterised generally by cool conditions with the onset of winter. Having said this, the monthly high was 35° C. The southern parts of the country have experienced cold conditions and it is only a matter of time until this reaches us. For now our guests have been enjoying the comfy weather.

We were blessed to have two herds of elephants in the river close to camp. The one group came up to the local village called Fonteine in the morning and had a drink from the reservoir and went back down to the dry riverbed.

Sightings out on game drive have been pretty good as we have enjoyed sightings of gemsbok, steenbok, elephant, kudu, red hartebeest, ostrich, springbok and black-backed jackal.

The sighting highlight for the month was that of a bat-eared fox. The elusive predator was seen close to the camp boma one night during dinner. Camp staff have since reported numerous sightings of this canine in the area surrounding camp.

Camp News
This month, various staff members received training from Lobster Ink and as usual the experience was a fun-filled one!

This month we welcomed William Williams from Doro Nawas as our new food and beverage manager as well as Auna Aumoone, who will the new assistant manager. We look forward to working with them.

Guest Comments
“Having spent only one night at the camp it really felt like home, the staff was amazing, especially Maggie – I feel like I have known her for years. Everything was a highlight.”

“This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been - magic, beauty and rest. Willem started off our stay on the right foot, he was helpful, efficient, knowledgeable and just lovely, and the staff were outstanding. Thank you!”

“Comfortable, excellent service, friendly hosts and hostess, porters and staff.”

“Dinner in the bush, breakfast on top of the hill - a lifetime memory; warmth and friendliness of everyone around, feels likes staying with friends and not a paying guest.”

Staff in Camp
Managers: Maggie Vries, Aune Aumoone and William Williams.
Guides: Willem Retief, Pascalis Kazimbu, Usko Hanghuwo and Charles Gaingob.

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