Wonderful time to be in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia
These countries of Southern Africa are heading in to their summer and the hope of rain is still about a month away. The temperature is rising and the grass has all but gone. The animal browsers are better off than the grazers, as the Mopani trees are starting to leaf in anticipation of the coming rains.
All of the animals have fallen back on to the rivers and waterholes for their drinking requirements and the last of the grass. It would seem that there is an order of when different animals move down to drink, but in reality if you are big and willing to throw your weight around, you own the waterhole. Watching the waterhole etiquette will keep you fascinated for hours and a host of photos that you will be proud to show your friends.
This is a time of difficulty for most animals with the exception of the predators for whom it is a time of plenty. It is also a wonderful time for you to be game viewing. The congregation of animals and the lack of grass and leaves makes game spotting easier.
We all love seeing the Big 5 but these conditions do give you the chance to see rarities such as striped hyena, caracals, wild dogs and bat eared foxes to name just a few.
Do not take my word for it but rather go to Kwando Safari’s weekly sighting reports. These are full of the extraordinary viewings, unexpected camp visitors (elephant, lion and plains game) and the truly exotic animals that are seldom seen.
We love their camps which are located in diverse places such as the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert. Each camp is set up in a stunning area and a totally different experience.
Click here to visit their website for an idea of what is on offer and then give us a call to plan your bespoke tailor made safari for this time next year on Tel: 01323 446550 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org