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It has been a great start to the New Year here at Little Vumbura with a lot of very welcome rain. In this month we have experienced an amazing 451 mm of rain: 200 mm of which came in two days, with one evening bringing 120 mm in eight hours!

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Weather and Landscape Compared to last month the rains have reduced a bit, although we still had a total of 201 mm for the month. The temperatures have been fairly low with the maximums ranging between 20 – 30° C and the minimum for the month being 17° C. As

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Southern Africa Bush Tails

Water levels along the Linyanti Marsh and Savute Channel rose during the month, submerging some of our roads. The levels are dropping now and we are anticipating a second surge to fill the banks again. 167 mm of rain fell in January, more than double the a mount we received

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Ta Shebube to open 3 luxury camps in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park June opening date for Rooiputs   Ta Shebube’s 3 luxury desert camps, Rooiputs, Polentswa and Union’s End, are set in their own private areas which are strategically located a long the predator -rich Nossob River Valley on the Botswana

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February 2013 Hoanib River floodplains expedition It is rare to find a new and largely unexplored destination to such a degree as we experienced at Mowe Bay and on the Hoanib River floodplains of the Sk eleton Coast last week. The Skeleton Co ast is vast, wild and epic. We

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Weather and Landscape Warm and humid days are being cooled down by the approach of thunderstorms in the late afternoons. The rumbles can he heard from a distance, as we get excited about the incoming rain, we start closing up and moving all the furniture that can get wet. And

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Christmas and New Year at Mombo: There can’t be a more spectacular venue for the festivities that heralded the end of 2012! Amongst swathes of luscious green where the lechwe roam and the lions roar, we saluted our thanks to a truly magical year in the place of plenty. As

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Andersson’s Camp A visit to Andersson’s Camp on the Ongava Reserve is always exciting, whether you go on a drive or relax in camp watching the incredibly busy waterhole. Andersson’s Camp – a birders paradise The waterhole is regularly frequented by black rhino The camp chameleon is always somewhere to

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Weather and Landscape At last we have entered the ‘rainy season’ which has been very warmly welcomed by all. The temperatures have been very comfortable with the maximum being 32° C for the month and a minimum of 17° C. We have enjoyed some pretty spectacular African thunderstorms, with lightning

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Happy New Year! A full house at Little Vumbura on Christmas Day enjoyed a festive fare accompanied by singing and dancing with the staff choir. Guests travelling during Christmas expressed their appreciation of the attention to detail of the menu, the decorations and the Christmas gifts which made it feel

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