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Rangers Report for June 2014

By Dean Robinson on July 6, 2014

Welcome back to another months blog here at Kings Camp in the Timbavati. This month again has been truly spectacular. We are now entering our third straight month of beautiful weather. Clear blue skies every day rarely broken by a couple of clouds, the evening’s hold a million twinkling diamonds over the Timbavati. Game drives start out cold and in the dark but guests soon get rewarded by a majestic African sunrise. Revealing early morning Acacia and Marula tree silhouettes.

Smiling for the camera
Smiling for the camera
Enjoying a buffalo breakfast
Enjoying a buffalo breakfast

Game drives have been very good from the “Mbandi” lions killing a buffalo 500m from the lodge. This great sighting gave some guests an inside look at lions lives around a carcass for 4 days. Because of the close proximity we went by every game drive to check on developments. They also were roaring 500m from the lodge for 4 straight days that is a lot of lion roaring!! Some guests also got a sighting of “Rock fig Jnr.” leopardess’s one cub this was the most gorgeous sighting. It was already so confident and playful, it really entertained us. We were lucky to spend almost an hour in their presence.

Thumbela's cub
Thumbela’s cub
Nthombi's boy sleeping next to dinner
Nthombi’s boy sleeping next to dinner
Rockfig Jr with her cub
Rockfig Jr with her cub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Licking his lips
Licking his lips

Elephants are sometimes spending whole afternoons in front of the lodge between our watering hole and the river bed. Plenty elephants also digging for water along the dry riverbed that winds its way through the Timbavati¨. Big herds of buffalo traverse our property on a regular basis in search of good grazing and watering holes. The wild dogs might be denning in our traversing area this will be a real treat for future guests to Kings.

Elephant sunrise
Elephant sunrise
Elephant calf
Elephant calf
Telling everyone he is a dad
Telling everyone he is a dad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I hope all you followers enjoyed the recent updates and we here at Kings Camp look forward to showing what we have the privilege to witness every day.

Report written by Jade Bradshaw – Assistant head ranger

Photos by Dean Robinson – Head ranger

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