18 to 24 January 2010

 The game viewing this week has been unbelievable! It is often thought that the green season is a time when game viewing becomes rather difficult as the bush is much more dense but this week has proven that this is untrue. The weather has been good with no rain and temperatures averaging 32 degrees Celsius during the day. There have been a few...

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Rangers Report November 2009

November is a month of change here in the bush as the fresh flush of green and a number of young animals being born with the arrival of the first rains. We have had a bit of a "baby boom" with of a whole new generation of impala arriving and the lambing season in full swing. The migrant birds have all returned with the distinctive call of the Woodl...

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23 to 30 November

‚Äč The bush has truly come alive after the previous week's rainfall. The sound of the woodland kingfishers and a number of the cuckoo species being heard everywhere. The chorus of frog calls is almost deafening at night. After the very wet weather that we experienced last week, the sunshine has been very welcome, giving everything a chance to dry ou...

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23 November

 This week has been a wet and rainy week at Simbambili. During the week we received over 100mm of rain, the small drainage lines are all flowing slowly, while the Pungwe River close to the lodge also began to flow slowly this week. We were all waiting for the Manyeleti River to come down in flood but surprisingly that never happened. It is har...

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5 November

I arrived back from leave this week to find little bits of green grass scattered all over place as a result of the limited rain. However there were still no impala lambs. Then the next day on safari there one was and then there another was. They had finally started to drop. The week proceeded and no further impala lambs were produced. Then 4 days a...

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26 October to 1st November

 The change of seasons has finally arrived this week with our first summer rainfall. We have now seen the arrival of the vast majority of our migrant bird species back from their wintering grounds around the world. The sounds of cuckoos, Wahlberg's Eagles and Woodland Kingfishers can now be heard again. Highlights of the week in terms of game ...

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