Climate and Landscape
What a change the last weeks have brought up here in the Linyanti area. With winter coming in, the temperatures are slowly dropping. The days start at an average 12° C in the mornings and move up to a very mild 30° Celsius during the day. The comfortable evenings encouraged many guests to head back to the fire after dinner to have their Amarula coffee before bed.
While the trees have started to lose their leaves, the woodlands are still thick with signs of animal movement, though much of the game is still concentrated in the open plains.
Our LTC Pride of lions has separated, and we regularly saw the two lionesses with their two cubs on their own. The males have moved to the western side of Linyanti Tented Camp, closer to King’s Pool.
A top highlight was the LTC wild dog pack coming through camp while guests where having dinner in the boma area.
Leopards seemed relaxed, with our resident seen few times this month on the eastern side, almost posing for pictures. Herds of elephants are still seen in and around camp.
Our favourite activity this month was setting up sundowners at the log-pile hide, where herds of elephant are slowly moving back from the permanent Linyanti Swamp. One two occasions we hosted groups of agents, neither of which could stop talking about the set-up at the hide and the atmosphere after we created a surprise sundowner for them. To top it all off, a few elephants came down to drink in front of the hide.
Staff in camp