Climate and Landscape
September’s weather was quite moderate with a few days of extremely hot conditions at the beginning of the month and a few cold misty mornings toward the end of the month.
A few Hartmann’s zebra families moved into the area around Desert Rhino Camp but left after a short time since there is absolutely no graze yet. The guests and guides sometimes see them in the northern parts of the concession when they go out on rhino tracking.
Elephant sightings remained excellent throughout the month and there are several families in the area. One bull has been named “Broken” by the camp staff (thanks to his broken tusk) and was seen often.
Two lionesses of the Agab Pride were immobilised by Dr Phillip Stander of the Desert Lion project to remove their old collars and to fit new radio collars. All the guests were privileged to experience the exercise.
“All the staff at DRC does a wonderful job looking after guests and making it an enjoyable visit. Everyone at DRC and SRT are contributing every day to saving the rhino and its environment, for not only the rhino itself but for everyone! Thank you, we all owe you!”