Good day all bush-lovers
It has been an epic last few weeks at Ndaka Safari Lodge… we’ve had regular sightings of elephant, buffalo and our resident Nambiti lioness with her three 10 month old cubs. On most occasions she is joined up by the coalition of brothers, our two very handsome male lions. Big news is that the newer lioness in the south of the reserve has had her cubs – they are probably about 2-3 months old. There have been a few quick views of them. It is only with time that the new mommy will get comfortable enough to show them to us on a more regular basis.
Winter is definitely upon us! Early mornings and late evenings are much colder now – it is definitely time to get the jackets, gloves, beanies and scarves out. But there are some positives with it being colder – the animals are now more active during the day and earlier in the evening providing us with some rare sightings that you do not usually get to see in the hot summer. Talking about rare sightings – two of our rangers, Darren and Ruaan, were very lucky to see a female leopard in the gorge down by the Sundays River. There were some signs and tracks of a cub too which is a good sign for Nambiti as it means that these shy cats are breeding and settling in nicely into the area. So we should get to see them more and more!
We pray that there will be a little bit of winter rain to keep the vegetation and soil moist and nutritious during the usually dry winter times.
We look forward to seeing you in the bush soon – come and explore this treasure of a place we call Nambiti!
Warm bush regards from
The Ndaka rangers
4th June 2015