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Umlani Captured In Photos- Weekly Update

Posted on Sun May 17, 2020.

TEMPERATURES DROPPED THIS WEEK AND THE MORNING WINTER CHILLS HAVE DEFINITELY SET IN, THIS HOWEVER HASN'T AFFECTED THE FANTASTIC GAME VIEWING THAT WE HAVE HAD. ONE THING I HAVE NOTICED IS THE LACK OF ANIMAL ACTIVITY AROUND THE WATERHOLES, THERE STILL SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF SMALLER WATER HOLES SCATTERED THROUGH THE BUSH AND THEREFORE THE ANIMALS DON'T NEED TO COME TO THE BIGGER WATER POINTS JUST YET, HOWEVER IN THE COMING WEEKS AS WE MOVE FURTHER INTO WINTER THIS SHOULD CHANGE. FOR NOW THOUGH ENJOY THE HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS LAST WEEK IN PICTURES.

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Umlani Captured In Photos- LOCKDOWN EDITION #1

Posted on Thu May 7, 2020.

FOR THE LAST MONTH AND A BIT SOUTH AFRICA HAS BEEN UNDER A NATIONWIDE LOCKDOWN IN AN EFFORT TO CURB THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS. THIS HAS MEANT THAT I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE STAYING IN THE PERFECT PLACE TO SPEND SUCH A TIME AT CAMP WHICH ALLOWS ME TO CARRY ON GOING OUT ON DRIVES AND BRINGING THE SAFARIS RIGHT TO YOUR SCREENS. SO SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS PASSED MONTH HERE AT UMLANI BUSHCAMP.

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HYENA: THE BANDITS OF THE BUSH?

Posted on Mon May 4, 2020.

WHEN A RANGER ASKS THEIR NEW GUESTS WHAT ANIMALS THEY WOULD MOST LIKE TO SEE DURING THEIR STAY AT UMLANI, CALLS FOR “THE BIG FIVE” ARE HEARD ALONG WITH “GIRAFFE, HIPPO, ZEBRA” AND OTHER GENERAL GAME. THERE IS, HOWEVER, ONE CRITTER THAT SEEMS ALL BUT GUARANTEED TO NOT BE REQUESTED AND THAT IS THE SPOTTED HYENA.

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Umlani Blog- A Moment To Think, A Moment To Hope

Posted on Tue April 14, 2020.

THIRTY YEARS AND COUNTING…
THE WORLD IS IN LOCKDOWN.
ITS EASTER WEEKEND AND INSTEAD OF THE USUAL BUSTLING ACTIVITIES AT UMLANI, WE ARE EXPERIENCING AN ABSENCE OF GUESTS, A TOTAL LACK OF ACTIVE MOVEMENT AT ALL, OR THE USUAL SCHEDULES: - NO MORNING STAFF MEETING, NO GAME DRIVES AND NO RADIO CALLS, TO ALERT US OF EXCITING SIGHTINGS, OR, MATTERS NEEDING OUR ATTENTION…
THIS TIME, RIGHT NOW, MEANS, ITS QUIET; VERY, VERY QUIET AT UMLANI, PLACE OF REST.
EVEN THE FRANCOLINS ARE SLEEPING IN. AS WINTER APPROACHES, IT’S 5:30 IN THE MORNING AND I SEEM TO BE THE ONLY ONE WHO’S UP. TO MY RIGHT, AN ORANGE HUE ON THE HORIZON, HINTING THE IMMINENT ARRIVAL OF THE HOT AFRICAN SUN, SOON.-
JUST THE WIND, THE SOUND OF LEAVES BLOWING, AND MYSELF, IN NATURE.

A PEACEFUL TIME TO REFLECT –

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Umlani Captured In Photos- March 2020

Posted on Mon March 30, 2020.

WITH THE WORLD CURRENTLY IN CHAOS, THE ANIMALS AND LIFE STILL GOES ON IN THE BUSH HERE AT UMLANI BUSHCAMP, ALTHOUGH WE HAVE CURRENTLY PUT A PAUSE ON OPERATIONS, A COUPLE OF US HAVE STAYED ON AT CAMP TO CONTINUE TO BRING YOU THE BEAUTY OF NATURE RIGHT TO YOUR HOMES. YOU CAN KEEP AN EYE ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR REGULAR SAFARI UPDATES AND SIGHTINGS THAT WE HAVE. FOR NOW THOUGH ENJOY MARCH'S HIGHLIGHTS BLOG AND SOME OF THE AMAZING SIGHTS THAT WE HAVE SEEN THE LAST FEW WEEKS.

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