Lagoon Camp, October 2020

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Lagoon camp was closed to guests during October, but we still saw very good general game in the area, including zebra, wildebeest, eland, kudu, giraffe and sable antelope.

Big herds of elephants congregated at the river channels and lagoons as the dry season progressed.  One day a huge herd started to cross and then they went into a complete panic. They then gathered in really tight with their trunks sticking out, and we realised that they were all rallying around a TINY elephant calf. Watching the herd work together to help him was fascinating. Then around sunset a young mother and her calf came to graze in front of the swimming pool. It was so cute to watch the little one trying to figure out how to use his trunk.

Big herds of buffalo also crossed the lagoon right in front of camp, and hippos tried to escape the heat in the shrinking pools.

A pride of three lionesses with nine cubs was seen. The cubs were of different ages ranging from three weeks to two months. We were able to see them suckling their young and one day the three male lions came to join them. Two lionesses were seen near Zebra Pan feeding on a giraffe.

A solitary spotted hyena was seen mobile at zebra pan and a leopard was seen on the way back from the airstrip a couple of times.

A porcupine tried to come into the office one evening and the following night a honey badger came to visit. We also saw a civet.

Our little resident African Scops Owl still lives in camp and was seen near to Room 2.

(Note: Accompanying picture is from our Kwando Photo Library which consists of all your great photo submissions over the years, it may not be the most up to date, but we felt it was worthy of a feature alongside this month’s Sightings Report!)

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