Climate and Landscape
The first thunder of the season was heard this month over Damaraland and guides showed everyone photos of rain as close as Khorixas. September had some strange weather, with lots of wind and unusually cool temperatures for spring.
The camp staff was pretty excited when a black rhino decided to walk right past the breakfast spot on the hill… a completely unexpected treat!
The elephants were seen in the riverbeds, not too far from camp, and seemed to be moving between De Riet and Vrede.
The guides also reported a few lion sightings that kept things exciting while out on nature drives during the month.
Damaraland Camp is preparing for the De Riet Festival and staff and community members are excited about it.
This month our guests really enjoyed their visits to the Kindergarten at De Riet and couldn’t stop talking about the great work the teachers are doing there.
“Wonderful stay, don't want to go, hot water bottles – wonderful. Damaraland Camp was a wonderful haven after a very hot dusty and bumpy ride, our welcome the singing and friendliness of the staff was so refreshing. The joy and happiness is terrific. Wildlife conservation is being practiced in so many ways, with seeds being removed from elephant poo and replanted. Wish we could stay longer, we will be back, God willing.”