Wet, wet, and more wet
There is no better way to describe April in the Serengeti. The long rains arrived and the plant and wildlife of Singita Grumeti received more than their fair share of hydration. Although the watery landscape limited access to many areas of the reserve there was still plenty of interesting and exciting activity, on a daily basis.
Sabora Tented Camp
Sabora was the place to be for game viewing in April. Large herds of topi, zebra, eland and buffalo could be seen on the plains around the camp. In addition to the high volume of general game, you could have bet your bottom dollar that all the interesting wildlife action was to take place around Sabora.
Download the full wildlife report here: Singita Grumeti Wildlife Report April 2013
This month I witnessed how predators are so incredibly good at assessing a situation, weighing up the potential benefits of a hunt and analysing the potential costs or risks at the same time.
We set off under the cover of darkness in the early morning and on to one of my favourite drainage lines to look for lions. As it began to get light I caught site of the Butamtam lionesses and their youngsters. We gently approached the lionesses and then switched the engine off and watched. One of the more mature lionesses, the daughter of ‘Mama Scar’, was busy nursing her five youngsters. This is interesting as lionesses only possess four teats.
I was out one morning looking for elephants as my guests were still hoping for further interaction with these special creatures. What we came across that day, we could not have prepared for – it was simply magical.