Chain of Events

During a fantastic morning out with Mashatu field guide Bashi, we came across a troop of vervet monkeys. It was these vervet monkeys who sat in the top of a Mashatu tree, screaming their lungs out that lead us to a flock of extremely panicked guinea fowls. The flock of guinea fowl fleeing in every […]

Game Report – September 2013

Young female leopard looks back at the elephants The atmosphere has been clouded with dust for the last month and we waited in anticipation for the start of the rainy season. At last a thick blanket of clouds rolled in and with it came a cool chill. In less than 12 hours we experienced a […]

Game report – August 2013

August is typically known as the windy month at Mashatu, but it is also the height of the dry season. Most of the trees have shed their leaves, making the bush more open. This allows for easier spotting of game and the elusive cats. The last remaining ground cover has by now been almost completely […]

Game Report May 2013

The month of May has experienced cooler weather and, although the grass has dried up in all habitats but that of the riverine areas, the trees and bushes are still looking green. No rainfall was recorded during this month and temperatures ranged between 8 and 31°C as we move into the cool dry season. Lions […]

Game Report March 2013

Weather and vegetation March had a few days of cool weather with temperatures below 20C, but most of the month was warm. On the first day of the month we received 17mm of rain, which brought down the Majali River, bursting it’s banks in some places. The Jwala River was also in flood. It is […]

Summer in full bloom – February 2013

Mashatu is simply bursting at the seams with life. The heavy rains of January have brought about a full flush of growth which will dazzle the senses. Game drives take guests through a sea of fragrant flowers – kilometers of vivid colours against the far reaching expanse of greenery. Looking upwards we see a dazzling […]

December Game Report

A season in review The month of December started with a nice quantity of rain following a nearly totally dry November.  The single event brought measures of 12 – 55 mm of rain throughout the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Heavy erosive action was experienced north of the airport where the greatest amount of rainfall was […]

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