30 March to 5 April 2009

As we are entering autumn it is noticeable that most of the migrating and hibernating animals and birds are preparing for their journeys resulting in fewer sightings of these species. The trees and the grass are slowly losing their lush green coloration and the plains game species are getting more active as the bush become drier. We have seen more ...

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Rangers Report August 2009

Rangers Report August 2009 The guiding team has had a fantastic month, with the number of lion sightings being the highlight of the month. We have had some great weather and our first thunder shower for the year on Friday the 28th August. The seasons are definitely changing and there are a few Acacias sporting their new green leaves while the Bushw...

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23 March to 30 March 2009

Another week has gone by at Simbambili, the bush is still extremely thick and green, and we are still having the odd bit of rain here and there, but nothing to heavy. The mornings are changing rapidly and all of us are having to put on one or two jerseys on before we head off on drive, we can all see that winter is nearing in the bush. Even though ...

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9 March to 15 March 2009

The week has seen a definite change in the weather, with cooler morning and evening temperatures being experienced as we slowly head into autumn. The bush however is still very lush and all the pans are brimful of water which should hopefully keep the game happy well into the dry season. Game viewing has once again not disappointed this week, with ...

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2 March to 9 March 2009

Once again Simbambili received a lot of rain this week, we were fortunate enough to see the Manyeleti River flowing again in front of the lodge. We watched it start from a trickle and within 15 minutes it had become a very fast flowing river. All this rain has made getting around the reserve much more of a challenge for all of us. Even though it ha...

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16 February to 22 February 2009

Summer is truly at its peak here at Simbambili, we have recorded an average daytime temperature through the week of 36 degrees Celsius, with some very hot afternoons. The bush is unbelievably lush and with the prospect of further rainfall next week, the natural pans and waterholes will be filled well into the dry season. Our guests have been treate...

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