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"There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows, and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne - bubbling all over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive"
As temperatures in the Timbavati soar and the rain remains aloof, wildlife sightings have been plentiful as the animals are forced to the gather around the remaining water sources. Greg McCall-Peat shares some of his recent wildlife sightings and photographs with us.
View the images on the Umlani blog here.
November's been a month's of extremes in the Timbavati. From rains and back to dry scorching heat with lots of great wildlife sightings in between.
Africa is mystic, it is wild, it is a sweltering inferno, it is a photographer’s paradise, an escapist’s Utopia.
It is what you will, and it withstands all interpretations. It is the last vestige of a dead world or the cradle of a shiny new one.
To a lot of people, as to myself, it is just “home”.
– Beryl Markham
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Adam shares pictures showing why he thinks Ernest Hemingway was thinking about spring time in the Timbavati when he wrote, "“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy.”
“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy”
– Ernest Hemingway
Last week kicked off with our first rains. A day or two of good soaking has awakened the bush and it has come alive with the brown hue already changing to vibrant greens. The animals have been out in full force and the changing season has even brought out some of the rarer species making the week even more special.
When guests arrive at the lodge one of the animals that is right at the top of their list to see is the leopard.
Leopards are the most elusive and secretive of all cats and, even on the best of days, an animal that is notoriously difficult to see. Their dappled camouflaged coats ensure that if a leopard doesn’t want to be seen, it won’t be. That coupled with their shy demeanour makes it a challenge for any guest or guide to find.
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