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"Kids Go Barefoot"

Posted on Wed July 14, 2021.

A blog describing two recent guests at Umlani's experience.

Written by: Jenni Saunders (www.villasandafrica.com)

Photographs by David Rogers ( www.davidrogers.co.za)

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Umlani Blog- Returns Guests And Leopard Glory

Posted on Sat June 5, 2021.

AS WORLD TRAVEL SLOWLY STARTS TO OPEN UP AND WE ARE BEGINNING TO SEE AN INCREASE IN GUESTS COMING TO THE CAMP, WE WELCOMED BACK SOME OF OUR FAITHFUL RETURN GUESTS. AFTER THE CRAZY TIMES WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING IT SEEMED TO MAKE THEIR VISITS JUST THAT MUCH BETTER. NOW WITH THESE RETURN GUESTS COMES A KNOWLEDGE OF THE DIFFERENT ANIMALS THAT INHABIT OUR TRAVERSING AREA, AND WITH THIS COMES REQUESTS. BUT THESE GUESTS ARE MY KINDA GUESTS AS THEIR REQUESTS WERE TO SEE AS MANY LEOPARDS AS POSSIBLE.
SO GRAB A CUP OF COFFEE, OR A GLASS OF WINE AND TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE INCREDIBLE SIGHTINGS WE HAD.

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Umlani Sightings Blog- Keeping Up With Our Leopards

Posted on Thu March 4, 2021.

WITH BOTH NYELETI AND THUMBELA FEMALES RAISING CUBS, OUR LEOPARD VIEWING HAS SIMPLY BEEN PHENOMENAL AS OF LATE. DESPITE THE EXTREMELY LUSH BUSH AFTER ALL THE RAINS THAT WE HAVE HAD WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE ON OUR LEOPARDS MORE OFTEN THAN NOT AND HAVE HAD SOME SPECTACULAR VIEWING OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF BIG CATS.

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Umlani Poetry by Rebecca Campbell

Posted on Fri December 4, 2020.

THE AFRICAN BUSH IS A MAGICAL PLACE AND HAS A WAY OF TOUCHING ONES SOUL.
ENJOY A COLLECTION OF POEMS WRITTEN BY ONE OF OUR GUESTS REBECCA CAMPBELL INSPIRED BY HER STAY WITH US HERE AT UMLANI BUSHCAMP.

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Umlani Blog- An Update On Our Leopards

Posted on Fri August 28, 2020.

CHANGE IS GOOD, THE OLD SAYING RINGS TRUE AS WE HAVE SEEN A MAJOR SHIFT IN OUR LEOPARD POPULATION OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS. SADLY IT LOOKS LIKE NTHOMBI HAS PASSED ON, MUCH LIKE MARULA WE HAVE BEEN LEFT TO ASSUME WHAT HAPPENED, ALL WE KNOW IS HER TRACKS ARE NO LONGER LEFT ON THE ROADS, GAME PATHS AND DRAINAGE LINES AS THEY ONCE DID, AS SAD AS A LOSS IS SHE HAD A LONG LIFE AND GAVE US MANY INCREDIBLE SIGHTINGS AND SO LIKE THE OTHER PASSED LEOPARDS BEFORE HER SHE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. HOWEVER AS I MENTIONED CHANGE IS GOOD AND WE HAVE SEEN A HUGE SHIFT IN OUR OTHER RESIDENT LEOPARDS. BOTH NYELETI AND THUMBELA HAVE MOVED WAY WEST FROM THEIR FORMER TERRITORIES IN THE FAR EASTERN CORNER OF OUR TRAVERSING AREA, NYELETI SEEMS TO HAVE IMMEDIATELY TAKEN OVER NTHOMBI'S OLD TERRITORY AND HAS BEEN SEEN A NUMBER OF TIMES BOTH ON KILLS AND MARKING TERRITORY WHICH IS A CLEAR SIGN THAT SHE HAS MOVED HER TERRITORY. THUMBELA HAS NOW BEEN SEEN AROUND UMLANI FOR THE PAST MONTH ALSO SCENT MARKING AND MAKING KILLS, SHE ALSO LOOKS LIKE SHE IS IN THE EARLY STAGES OF PREGNANCY WHICH WILL BE AMAZING IF SHE HAS THE CUBS ON OUR PROPERTY. WE HAVE ALSO BEEN SEEING A FEW NEW LEOPARDS BOTH MALE AND FEMALE IN THE AREA WHICH IS ALWAYS GOOD AND VERY EXCITING FOR THE FUTURE. FOR NOW ENJOY SOME OF THE LEOPARD SIGHTINGS WE HAVE HAD RECENTLY AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING EVEN MORE UPDATES SOON.

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