The year 2011 has come to end and we wish all our stake holders a happy and fruit-full 2012. All our staff at Duba Plains wait for the year 2012 with full energy and hope it will be a good one for us all and wish our guests good luck and promise a warm and friendly reception.
The rainy season started very late and as usual, there were storms and drizzles as we normally do not have heavy rains here. The total rainfall recorded so far this month is 85mm and this is an improvement when you compare to last month’s 60mm. This has brought joy and life to wild life as both creatures and vegetation have benefited. All the trees are green and the grass green and showing good life. Grazers are showing good health and no longer limited to certain places for food as they can now move around with plenty of food and water everywhere.
Game viewing has been good with elephants being seen in herds of up to 40. Lions have been seen on several occasions playing a low profile as the buffaloes have been away for some time. The Tsaro pride is doing well and have been seen playing around with different objects. Buffaloes appeared on the 23rd after taking a three week holiday and the lions had not started hunting them by the time of going to press. The red lechwe enjoy a lease of life as they enjoy splashing the water as they take off from point A to point B. One of them fell prey to a big crocodile and this was witnessed by our guests who were on a boat cruise. These antelopes tread carefully but there is always a bad day for one and a good day for the crocs. Most game have young ones and is so beautiful to be here at this time.
All photos copyright Moses.
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This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 4:48 pm
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