Climate and Landscape
It really did not feel like summer during February. We had just over 200 mm of rain – and with the rain came the cold. The mercury rarely moved past 30° Celsius – maybe only on four occasions – and mostly it settled around the mid-20s. Everything that gets wet now takes time to dry with the sun hiding away, so we cannot wait for it to come out again.
The game viewing has been incredible, as always in the Kwedi. The Kubu Pride has five youngsters now, three of them a little older than the other two. The guests love seeing these little furballs playing around while their elders are sleeping. The four Vum Boys have been seen often, most recently on an elephant carcass. We don’t know how the ellie died but the lions are loving their free meal.
The wild dogs have been in and out of the area – sometimes only a few are seen and sometimes the whole pack is around. On one drive our guests missed an impala kill by just a minute or two, and by the time they found the dogs, the animals’ faces were covered in blood and the meal was more or less finished.
Kevin and his guests saw two big male sable antelope having a boxing match, either over territory or females. It is always great seeing them, never mind seeing them fighting.
The two leopards and their cubs are doing well with Lesego and her cubs seen feasting on an impala kill.
Staff in Camp
Managers: Laura, Gladys, Zororo and Taps
Guides: Sam, Madala Kay, Lettie and Kevin