Climate and Landscape
Jacana Camp had a very mild start to the winter; our days were very comfortable with even our nights quite warm (except for just a few). With these warmer nights we enjoyed dinner under the stars in our boma or on the pool deck.
This month our guests enjoyed an array of sightings from the fastest long-distance runner, the tsessebe, to the quick and difficult to see spotted-necked otter; our resident hippo watched us watching him as we boated past him in his small pool. With the days being cooler sometimes we would find the African fish-eagles sunning themselves, especially after trying to fish in the late afternoon.
Our guests this month enjoyed the water activities greatly, with both boating and mokoro available. Some of our guests took mokoro lessens – like James Clarke, an eight-year-old boy who tried his luck poling a mokoro with his professional poler, Johane – and the youngster did not even get wet.
Games drives were beautiful, especially driving past the floodplains and what appears to be a never-ending area of water.
Staff in Camp
Managers: Geoffrey Gillwald and Carla Gillwald
Guides: Bolatotswe “Bee” Makgetho, Dichaba “Broken” Bambo