From Black and Yellow Garden spiders to Kudu, there is a never a dull moment on a game drive at Grassland Bushman Lodge.
Seen and photographed at Grassland Bushman Lodge
These sleepy lions were seen during a fun-filled game drive at Grassland Bushman Lodge
The past few years’ very high floodwaters on the Okavango have led to a tremendous resurgence in the Delta’s waterfowl. The incidence of water-birds is reminiscent of the 1960s and early 1980s, when vast flocks of duck and geese darkened the skies. The ancient breeding-ground of Lake Ngami has become, once again, a reservoir of birds that is now colonizing the flood-plains of the Okavango, where the summer has been spectacular, with regular rainstorms interspersed with long days of balmy sunshine, fluffy clouds, cool nights and warm days.
The only thing that concerns us slightly, although this will not concern guests quite as much, is a dearth of insects. Time was when the summer nights were alive with insect-life, whereas these days (and nights) are virtually bereft. We are keeping our ears close to the ground of the scientific community for clues as to what might be the cause of this.
This Wild Dog was spotted at Grassland Bushman Lodge, taking a dip to cool off from the hot Kalahari sun.
Porcupine spotted at Deception Valley Lodge.
DID YOU KNOW: Porcupine quills are modified hairs coated with thick plates of keratin and are embedded in the skin musculature?
Brown Hyena sighted at Deception Valley Lodge.
DID YOU KNOW?
Brown hyenas have powerful jaws: young animals can crack
the leg bones of springboks within five minutes of birth, though this ability deteriorates with age as their teeth gradually wear.
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