End of dry season approaching

What a spectacular week is coming to an end! We had the elephants visiting our lodge in the evening, drinking half a jacuzzi empty, and ramming a tusk into it at the same time, causing it to having to be replaced now. Guests LOVED the “drama”. What entertainment. Felt like a bunch of teenagers ransacking a bar. ;-) (just kidding!)

In any case, especially in the dry season, elephants love visiting our lodge for a little swimming pool drink (but worry not, they don’t take a swim in it!), and, quite frankly, I think they are sometimes just plain curious and feel like checking out what the buzz about the Vuyani Safari Lodge is all about. Check our Facebook page for regular sightings. Spectacular stuff.

Speaking of spectacular and rainy season … it is slowly but surely coming to an end. September might see first rainfalls before the rainy season kicks off in October. This is NOT a hard rule, as there are large variations from year to year, but we had a couple of mm in August, which is unusal. Early rainy season coming? We shall see.

Rain is usually short-lived and strong (often at night), so not to worry … we don’t get the annoying grey drizzle for weeks on end. It would be nice if we did, but, to our guests’ delight, we simply don’t. Rain events are almost always short-lived events, and we always hope for more. This is Africa, after all!

Sightings have been amazing these days, ranging from up-close elephant sightings, rare birds, cheetahs, lions, and lots more. There is something amazing being spotted every day! But see for yourselves: this week’s sightings. Gives one a very, very good idea. The idea of a safari experience that is second to absolutely none!

Cheetahs up-close on a kill!
Cheetahs up-close on a kill!
Frog!
Frog!

African squirrel
African squirrel

Super rare Southern Ground Hornbill
Super rare Southern Ground Hornbill