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Umlani Captured in Photos- May 2018

Posted on Thu June 7, 2018.

“When you have acquired a taste for the dust, and the scent of our first rain, you’re hooked for life on Africa, and you will not be right again. Until you can watch the setting moon and hear the jackals bark, and know they are around you waiting in the dark. When you long to see the elephants or hear the coucal’s song, when the moonrise sets your blood on fire, then you have been away too long. It is time to cut the traces loose, and let your go free, beyond that far horizon where your spirit yearns to be.
Africa is waiting…come! Since you have touched the open sky and learned to love the rustling grass and the wild fish eagles cry. You’ll always hunger for the bush; for the lions rasping roar, to camp at last beneath the stars and to be at peace once more” - Unknown

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Umlani Safari Highlights- February 2018

Posted on Fri March 9, 2018.

February brought many amazing sightings and it was hard to pick ones that really stood out from the others. We have had some late rains which has rejuvenated the bush before the onset of the dry season, with all the new plant growth and water the animals have been out in full force, and we have even had some fantastic sightings from the comfort of the camp, with elephants being an almost daily feature as they drink from the waterhole in front of camp and feed on the lush vegetation of the drainage line that Umlani overlooks. Out on the drives there has been plenty of lion sightings as well as general game, more elephants and then of course our leopards have also put in a few appearances as per usual.

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Umlani Captured in Photos- December 2017

Posted on Wed January 17, 2018.

“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” – FREYA STARK

FOR THIS MONTHS HIGHLIGHTS BLOG WE ARE GOING TO DO THINGS A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY, ALTHOUGH IT WAS ANOTHER MONTH FILLED WITH INCREDIBLE SIGHTINGS TWO SIGHTINGS REALLY STOOD OUT ABOVE THE REST, IT IS ONLY FITTING THAT WE DEDICATE THIS BLOG TO THEM SO THAT YOU CAN ALSO SHARE IN THE EXPERIENCE THROUGH OUR MINDS EYE.

So get a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy this special addition of our monthly highlights...

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Umlani Captured in Photos- November 2017

Posted on Wed December 6, 2017.

"Every creature was designed to serve a purpose. Learn from animals for they are there to teach you the way of life. There is a wealth of knowledge that is openly accessible in nature. Our ancestors knew this and embraced the natural cures found in the bosoms of the earth. Their classroom was nature. They studied the lessons to be learned from animals. Much of human behavior can be explained by watching the wild beasts around us. They are constantly teaching us things about ourselves and the way of the universe, but most people are too blind to watch and listen.” - Suzy Kassem

The month of November has been simply amazing, with a fair amount of rain, dams are full and the bush is lush and green, and with those factors playing in our favor this has meant that animal sightings have been numerous especially when it comes to our big cats. However all the other inhabitants from elephants to woodland doormice have put on a show for guests and guides alike. Enjoy this months highlights captured in photos.

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Umlani captured in photos- September 2017

Posted on Fri October 6, 2017.

“Nothing but breathing the air of Africa, and actually walking through it, can communicate the indescribable sensations.”- William Burchell

Winter has drawn to a close and spring has sprung, temperatures are beginning to climb and we have already had a fair amount of rain, the dull browns of winter are slowly changing into the vibrant greens of the wet season. September is considered one of the best times of year to go on safari as the bush still isn't thickly vegetated yet and the chill of winter has begun to subside, game viewing has been top notch with many excellent sightings being had by our guests while out on their safaris.

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