24 May to 31 May 2009

Elephants and more elephants have been the flavour of the week. Herds of between 50 - 100 elephants have been on our property and extremely active throughout the week, moving to and from the waterhole in front of the lodge, providing some fantastic game viewing for all the guests from the comfort of their suites swell as from the main deck. Other t...

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10 May to 17 May 2009

We have changed over to our winter time schedule with the early morning drives departing just before sunrise at 06h00 and the afternoon drives departing at 15h30 to allow for the earlier sunset. The mornings have been cold with average temperatures of between 8 and 10 degrees Celsius, while the afternoon drives have been comfortable with lovely blu...

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27 April to 3 May 2009

This week has been absolutely phenomenal!! The game viewing and in particular the large predator viewing has been unbelievable and there were many unexpected surprises awaiting us around every corner. The autumn colours have added to this rich bonanza by adding a wonderful backdrop for some exceptional photographic opportunities. The cooler morning...

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20 April to 26 April 2009

Winter is definitely starting to creep up on us here at Simbambili, with some very cool mornings and evenings experienced throughout the week. The bush has swapped its green summer coat for the dappled yellows, browns and tans that are so distinctve of autumn. The game viewing has been phenomenal this week, with lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and el...

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15 April to 20 April 2009

Winter is the best time to view the small cats and during the last week we have been fortunate enough to see large spotted genet hunting francolin unsuccessfully at night. White tail mongooses were active each evening drive, they hunt ground nesting birds. Unfortunately they didn't catch anything in our presence. There are still lots of tracks arou...

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7 April to 14 April 2009

Winter is once again upon us, the mornings are becoming a lot colder than normal, and the nights are also becoming colder. I think we are probably past the rain, as we haven't received any rain over the last week. We are also seeing the colour changes in the grass and the leaves on the trees, they are moving from the summery green colour to a more ...

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