Climate and Landscape
It was another beautiful August in the Delta, with some cooler mornings and some hot, sunny days making the Pelo swimming pool look more and more inviting.
At around this time of year, fires are a regular occurrence, luckily in distant areas though so they don’t affect us too much. However, with these fires comes smoke which lies along the horizon and makes for some amazing sunsets. With our guests we even take some night-time photos of the awe-inspiring sky to try and catch the stars in all their beauty.
Guests were very fortunate this month and had extremely lucky sightings of a leopard walking along one of the channels; also two big male hippos fighting in front of camp. With the warmer days we now often bump into smiling crocodiles along the banks of the water, sunning themselves.
We have also been really happy to see that our resident Pel’s fishing-owl fledgling and its parents are still on Pelo Island, and we hear them calling on a regular basis.
With the tall palm trees being in fruit and the nuts ripening, the elephants have been visiting us almost every night, shaking these trees for the small but delicious fruit.
Staff in Camp
Managers: Geoff and Carla Gillwald
Guides: Moruti Maipelo, David Mapodise and Samuel Motswai