Little Vumbura - November 2017

Nov 22, 2017 Little Vumbura
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Climate and Landscape
November was an unpredictable month for weather… some days reached 40° Celsius and even higher, while others were chilly the whole day. Altogether it rained about 7 mm. We are still waiting for our first big rains to come and cool everything down.

Wildlife
As always we have loads of different animals hanging around camp. However, with the mangosteen fruit now finished it means no naughty elephants charging around so it was pretty quiet around camp without our big friends. Towards the end of November, we spotted a Pel’s fishing-owl around the island; it’s always awesome seeing these impressive, sought-after birds.

The Vum Boys (the four big male lions) were seen often around our Kwedi Concession; it’s always great when these big boys pose for a few pics for our guests.

Meanwhile GREAT news: one of the lionesses has given birth to three little cubs. It is still too early to know the gender of the cubs but we are holding thumbs that they are all females. With the four males here, and it looks like they will be sticking around, these cubs will be well protected and hopefully in a few years we will have a big pride of lions here once again.

While on a boat cruise one afternoon our guide Nas found an ever-elusive sitatunga hiding in the reeds. An awesome, awesome sighting – with a photo to prove it!

Staff in Camp
Managers: Anton, Laura, Rachel, Namie
Guides: Nas, Gee, Sam

Newsletter compiled by: Anton Geyer
Photos by: Nas and Speedy

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