Weekly update 20-27 Feb 2018-02-27
We had really good rains this week, and the bush is getting thick and lush. It’s amazing how the dry savagery of Madikwe, is replaced by a lush green carpet of devil thorns, wild flowers and grasses sprouting from nowhere, after 48mm of rain. Whilst it’s great for the reserve, it can make life tough for the guides. Certain parts of the reserve are closed after big rains, because of the sensitive nature of the soils. As a result, we had no Springbok sightings this week. We also had no Wild dog sightings, because the river had risen and the pack was on the eastern side of the river. So we couldn’t cross and neither could they. That’s life and that’s the bush! One of the interesting stats to come out of the week was the number of Leopard sightings we had. 6 of the safari’s that went out saw Leopard. Most of the sightings were in the south of the reserve, and dominated by single male and 2 sub-adults.