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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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An Afternoon Of Leopard Luck

Posted on Wed March 4, 2020.

WE RECENTLY HAD SOME RETURN GUESTS WHO HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH ME WITH A REQUEST, TO SEE LEOPARD. NOT AN UNCOMMON REQUEST AS LEOPARDS ARE OFTEN ON THE VERY TOP OF THE LIST OF THINGS TO SEE. BUT THIS REQUEST WAS DIFFERENT, I HAD AN EXTREMELY GOOD RUN WITH SEEING LEOPARDS AND MY CONFIDENCE HAD BEEN SKY HIGH IN MY COMMUNICATION TO THE GUESTS. I MAY HAVE EVEN PROMISED THEM A LEOPARD, SO WITH THAT BEING SAID THE GUESTS ARRIVED AND IMMEDIATELY REMINDED ME OF MY PROMISE THAT I HAD MADE, THE CATCH I ONLY HAD ONE DRIVE TO DO IT IN.

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Umlani Captured In Photos- 2019

Posted on Tue December 24, 2019.

ANOTHER YEAR HAS COME AND GONE, 2019 WAS AN INCREDIBLE YEAR FOR GAME VIEWING HERE AT UMLANI BUSHCAMP. OUR BIG CAT VIEWING WAS SOME OF THE BEST IT HAS BEEN IN RECENT TIMES AND WE HAVE ALSO SEEN THE BUSH GET SOME MUCH NEEDED REPRIEVE FROM THE DRY PASSED YEARS IN THE FORM OF A LOT OF MUCH NEEDED RAIN. IN THIS BLOG WE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT THE BEST SIGHTINGS WE HAD THIS YEAR, SOME OF YOU WILL EVEN REMEMBER BEING HERE AND WITNESSING THEM FOR YOURSELF. IN THIS BLOG WE REVISIT SOME OF OUR MOST MEMORABLE SIGHTINGS OF THE YEAR, WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE.

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Umlani Captured In Photos- November 2019

Posted on Wed November 27, 2019.

THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER NOT ONLY SAW US HAVING SOME INCREDIBLE SIGHTINGS BUT IT WAS ALSO THE MONTH THE FIRST BIG RAINS FOR THE SEASON ARRIVED TURNING THE BROWN ARID BUSHVELD INTO A LUSH GREEN PARADISE. AS ALWAYS THE BIG CATS BROUGHT MANY SIGHTINGS FOR THE MONTH BUT WE ALSO SAW AN ABUNDANCE OF ELEPHANTS AND GENERAL GAME TOO. WITH THE RAINS THAT WE RECEIVED A FEW OF THE SMALLER THINGS LIKE THE TORTOISES AND VARIOUS FROG SPECIES HAVE BEEN OUT AND ABOUT FILLING THE NIGHTS WITH THEIR CHORUSES, NOVEMBER HAS DEFINITELY SIGNALED THE START OF THE TIME OF PLENTY.

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