Little Vumbura - April 2018

Apr 28, 2018 Little Vumbura
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Climate and Landscape
It seems as if winter has arrived early this year as the temperatures have dropped already, the wind is blowing from all directions and the trees and shrubs are starting to lose their leaves. When guests go out for their morning and afternoon activities, we urge them to take something warm for the open vehicle.

Wildlife
The Kubu Pride and their four males were regularly seen along our driving routes. Recently, towards the end of April, our guests came back to camp in very high spirits after witnessing the lions feeding on a baby elephant carcass. It’s really interesting to hear the sounds that the pride makes during the night and early hours, creating the best wake-up call for our guests. The Kubu Pride has five cubs and it is encouraging to see how well they are doing at the moment.

Manyathela, one of our old pride males, who our guides thought had died way back, was spotted on Little Vumbura Island. It’s very interesting because the predators don’t normally cross onto our island. He made two red lechwe kills and disappeared again, and we hope he is still doing well wherever he is hiding out.

Normally elusive species like cheetah, sable antelope and wild dogs provided thrilling sightings this month. The female cheetah with her two cubs was seen around the Vumbura airstrip area often while the Golden Pack of wild dogs was spotted along the Dibambara road on a hunting mission, chasing impalas. One of my favourite species, the sable, was seen in good numbers throughout the month.

Our resident leopards, including Naledi and Lesego, and Selonyana and her cubs, were spotted after successful hunts up in the trees along our main roads. We were sad to note that towards month end Selonyana lost one of her cubs to the hyaenas.

Camp Activities
This month we created amazing bush brunches and sundowner stops to wow our guests and ensure they all had truly memorable Okavango Delta safaris.

Staff in Camp
Managers: Anton, Laura, Gladys, Namie, Antonio and Adrian
Guides: Lettie, Gee, Sam and Kevin

Newsletter compiled by Oscar

 

 

 

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