Average temperatures during December ranged between 23°C and 35°C, with a recorded maximum of 40°C. The days following a really hot spell were usually fairly mild in comparison, as the late afternoon and early evening thunderstorms that invariably arrived after a hot day cooled everything down again. The bush is now in the full swing of summer, and the now fully blossomed flora is attracting a multitude of insects, which in turn heralds the arrival of some amazing birdlife. The reminiscent calls of the Woodland Kingfisher and Crested francolin fill the early morning air.
A total of 30 kills were found during the month. Of the 20 impala kills made, the leopards took care of a massive 12, four went to the cheetahs, three to the lions, and the last one to the hyenas. We also came across three kudu kills (2 x lions and 1 x leopard), and two warthog kills (1x lion and 1 x leopard). The three wildebeest kills and one zebra kill were all made by lions.