This week we’ve enjoyed a slew of interesting photos emerging from our camps and lodges. The thunderstorms are rolling in, which is a clear indicator that summer is approaching. With the new season rapidly encroaching, the skies above beginning to shift; bringing in 3 dimensional cloud cover and backgrounds ideal for wildlife photography.
Needless to say, the natural setting and surrounds at the moment is picture perfect. The Klaserie has produced an incredible mix of sightings, from predators to plains and pachyderms. The Mbiri males, the Ross Pride Breakaways and lions from the eastern block – the River Pride, have been spotted on the traverse around Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp. Hyenas have been active because of the many predator kills in the area, and the wild dogs have been spotted numerous times. The highlight has been ranger A.D. Van Zyl’s video of a pack of wild dogs trying to attack a hyena.
Chacma Bush Camp, our latest addition to the Kruger portfolio of camps, is heaving with sightings of buffalo and elephant. A recent highlight being the bovids joining the pachyderms for a drinking session at the waterhole in front of camp.
Mankwe Tented Retreat is the latest addition to our trails of Botswana route, and is ideally located on the outskirts of the Moremi Game Reserve and in its own private concession the Kwatale Conservancy. Botswana is renown for its prolific game, and a game drive excursion from Mankwe into the reserve will provide ample game viewing opportunity. Shorter game drives around the Kwatale Conservancy will allow for further scope of spotting wildlife.