5 July to 12 July 2009

In winter the weather seems to affect our early drives with the mornings being bitterly cold when we set out sometimes as low as 2 degrees Celsius, this does slow down animal activity a bit but as the winter sun rises it brings life back into both our own joints and the animals and the skies are clear and the action begins! Yet again (for the 4th t...

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29 June to 5 July 2009

We have had some fantastic predator viewing over the last week, with one particular evening drive having us spoilt for choice with a total of 6 different leopard sightings!! The spotting of game is definitely made a little easier by the sparser vegetation that is so typical of our dry winters here in the lowveld. Salayexe has been an absolute super...

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15 June to 21 June 2009

‚Äč The dry and dusty winter bush has once again provided some fantastic sightings over the past week. Night drives have become quite productive, allowing us glimpses of animals that are usually hidden by the lush summer growth. Genets, civet, honey-badger and owls have all been seen during the week. Tyson and Mafufunyane have been seen this week, bo...

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8 June to 13 June 2009

As the bush begins to get browner and browner and the waterholes begin to dry up, the morning drives get colder and colder and the guests all grab the hot water bottles provided so as to warm up! Winter is now in full force here at Simbambili and the days are getting ever shorter which of course makes the rangers work even harder in the daylight ho...

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1 June to 8 June 2009

Crisp mornings and cold evenings is what has greeted us on drive this week. The morning game drives are made a lot more comfortable with the presence of the hot water bottles and a lot of warm blankets. However it is not even always necessary to venture out on safari as the lodge waterhole has proved to be the place to be with hundreds of elephants...

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21 June to 28 June 2009

Lions, lions and more lions have been the flavour of this week. We were fortunate to have the 2 Mapogo male lions from the south move into our traversing and kill a fully grown buffalo bull. From the trampled vegetation in the area around the dead buffalo, there seems to have been a tremendous struggle that ensued, with the lions being victors at t...

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