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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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Our work with the Painted Dog Conservation group has finished its second year now. As mentioned in the newsletter, we have identified and named 6 packs of dogs in Mana Pools numbering abo t 120 dogs, pending pup survivorship. There are now 4 dogs collared. The Vundu pack has 3

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The 2012 season is now at an end, thanks to all of you who came to stay with us, I hope your memories are good ones. Mana Pools never lets us down, once again she has revealed to us so many amazing sights, sounds and experiences, it keeps me in

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Celebrating Arbour Day with our Children in the Wilderness Eco Club schools Pafuri Camp once again organised the tree planting sessions at the Makuleke Schools during Arbour Week 2012. Michelle Hofmeyr of Skukuza Nursery kindly donated 30 indigenous trees (mangosteens, brown ivories, wild mangos and mahoganies). These trees were distributed

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It has been a wonderful and exciting start to the season at Vundu this year. Please enjoy reading updates on wildlife updates and camp updates. Elephants We were very happy to see Impi, Mudz i, Tusker, Hand Stand, Stompi, Harry and so many more of the amazingly friendly bull elephants

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