Xigera Camp – March 2014
Weather and Landscape
The year started off on a good note, with the peak rainy season living up to its name. On one occasion we had about a third of the average rainfall countrywide. This resulted in water levels rising and, with our camp being water-based we took full advantage of the tributaries that overflowed and filled the nearby floodplains, attracting species of every imaginable shape and size. Minimum temperatures averaged 22° Celsius with highs of 32° Celsius, making the morning and evening game drives most pleasant.
The bridge onto our island, informally known as the Catwalk, has lived up to its name, with two different leopards using it to cross from one side to the other, whilst guests were enjoying a cocktail at the open-air bar, having dinner or enjoying a first fresh cup of coffee at the crack of dawn. If you miss the actual show, the ‘Xigera Times’, a patch of sand on the walkway, offers you an opportunity to catch up on the previous night’s activities.