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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8 February to 15 February 2009

Simbambili once again proved itself this week with some fine game viewing, even though the weather continued to be wet and windy, the game viewing showed up, especially our lions, they were definitely the super cats of the week. They were seen every day this week! The highlight of the week has been the continued presence of the 3 members of the Map...

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1 February to 8 February 2009

We have received a substantial amount of rain over the last week, which has allowed not only the Manyeleti River in front of camp to flow, but just about every tributary to carry water for the first time this year. In one very heavy downpour we received approximately 85mm of rainfall and this lifted the level of the Manyeleti River by almost six fe...

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20 January to 28 January 2009

We continue to be blessed with the most fantastic sightings which this week included some hyena cubs at their den and about 800 meters from these inquisitive little creatures we found a dead jackal being feasted on by some raptors. We found several lion tracks near the jackal which might indicate that the lions were responsible for killing the smal...

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13 January to 19 January 2009

In the early part of the New Year the rain has completely transformed the bush leaving the vegetation high enough even to swallow the presence of the smaller game species. Elephant sighting have been plentiful and one morning we were privileged enough to see elephants swimming at a local pan. With the good rains all the other associated species and...

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