Climate and Landscape
One can almost set one’s watch by the wind that comes up at 15h00 in the afternoon and blows until sunset – it is that regular. Doro Nawas temperatures during the day ranged between 30° and 37° Celsius and in the evenings between 15° and 20° C. The fog came through regularly at the beginning of October while towards the end of the month a few drops of rain fell on some days, though not enough to record.
On the 10th of October, the number of desert-adapted elephants increased by one. The event took place in the Aba Huab River, just behind De Riet Pos and the guides missed the birth by just a few minutes. This was a pretty spectacular sighting for everyone and this young bull’s arrival was a highlight for many guests travelling here during October. The small herd of six elephants will now stay put in the area because they can’t travel long distances due to the calf still being so small.
There are lions in the area; evidence of fresh tracks was seen often in the region of Peter’s Pools, but the guides did not spot them in the flesh.
General game sightings during the month included steenbok, kudu, springbok and oryx. Giraffe were also spotted, as well as other elephant herds and two old elephant bulls roaming around in the riverbed. Brown hyaena, jackal and baboons provided regular entertainment on drives, while birds included African hawk-eagle, yellow-billed hornbill, kori bustard and secretarybird.
We were thrilled to note Doro Nawas staff achieved the highest average percentage among our Namibian camps on Lobster Ink training subjects.
“I don’t know where to start, so many wonderful memories, the staff are very kind, helpful, knowledgeable, loved the sighting for the elephants. Thank you Reggie, wonderful sights and don’t want to leave now.”