The month of November hosted the very first heavy rains of the season. Enough rain fell to leave behind great big puddles of water in every small depression and get the mighty Majale River flowing from bank to bank once again.
With this amount of water available for the wildlife of Mashatu to thrive upon, one can just image the festivies in the bush. Birds have been flocking south for the summer bringing back old friends to the reserve, such as the Woodlands Kingfisher and Diederick’s Cuckoo. Large herds of elephant have begun walking their old game paths through the now dense Mopane landscapes.
With all the vegetation thickening up due to all the water available it is becoming more and more of challenge seeking out the leopards on the reserve. Despite this minor obstacle our guests have been posting some rather incredible images of these beautiful creatures over the past while. This is why we have decided to dedicate this month’s ‘Top 15’ to the leopards of Mashatu.
Thanks again to all our avid photographers, nature lovers and guests for sharing your time in the bush with us!
Text by: Ruth Nussbaum