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.
Botswana experienced some unusual cyclonic weather patterns at the end of last week. The average annual rainfall in Maun is approximately 470mm, and they received over 200mm in the space of 5 days! Grasslands Bushman Lodge situated in the Kalahari, which is renowned as a dry desert area received 50mm in 4 days out of an annual average of approximately 200mm. This rain has bought new life to areas often so dry. Grassland Bushman Lodge is looking green, this natural pan
has filled so nicely! Stunning!
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