The first of the summer rains have been relieving the dry banks of the Chobe River this week. Although the past year has seen poor annual rains, this has meant the game viewing in recent months has been phenomenal. The lodge has been busy sharing these safari sights with our guests in our quieter corner of the Chobe.
With the beginnings of the rains the woodlands kingfisher has been busy heralding his return and the guides spotted the first striped cuckoo of the season (for those that tick the birds).
With even the promise of rain the bush has flushed with new growth revealing new feeding areas and the pans in outer lying areas are beginning to fill up with the recent showers. The large herds have begun to disperse and animals are beginning to move away from the river.
With this the area can breathe a sigh of relief, as do the managers at Muchenje, as continually repairing the small areas of lawn around the lodge due to our resident hungry elephants, was getting a bit tiresome!
We hope the new rains are long and lasting, drenching the sands to sustain the year ahead.