Sunday, 31 May 2015

Summers end.....May 2015

Summer is coming to an end slowly this year. The days are warm and bright with cool evenings and early mornings. With little or no wind.

Due to the sporadic and lower than normal rainfall this past rainy season, the veld is dry and the smaller river pools are drying up.

The animals are starting to use and frequent the larger pools, which hopefully will remain with water for the winter,  which is from about now till October/November when we will get our next rains.

This makes game viewing in the Kruger National Park more exciting with a large variety of animals visiting the remaining water holes and pools. So our winter time is better for safaris. Also the veld is more open and the long grass dying down.

Animal sightings and viewing has been good over the past month, with all the Big 5, plus Wild Dog and Cheetah. So our guests have been well rewarded on their safaris.
As always animal viewing safaris are not guaranteed that you will see the Big 5, as the animals are always moving as is the safari vehicle. The guides do not know where the animals are, they do have some idea, but they are just better at spotting and finding the animals than the normal guest.

So we are looking forward to more fruitful safaris into the Kruger National Park.

Keep warm around a log fire and a mug of coco.