Amazing Wildlife Sightings at Bushlife Safari Camp!

By October 17, 2017BushLife Safaris
Bushlife Safaris Wild Dogs & Lion

Summer is well and truly here! With temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius we are experiencing warm and sunny weather. The wildlife viewing this month has been fantastic with some incredible and unique sightings which we can’t wait to share with you. With the rainy season looming ahead, we have set our closing date for the middle of November this year.

Bushlife Safaris Sunrise Photography

At last, we had some good fishing where we had guests catch the first tigers of the season in the middle of September. The water has been cold but is finally warming up so we expect the fishing to pick up now.

Bushlife Safaris Fishing

Wildlife Update

We have seen the wild dogs nearly every day in the past month and a few times have even had them running through Camp. We have had close encounters on our walking safaris with lionesses as well as bumping into a mating pair of lions on a few occasions. The buffalo herds have been seen frequently which is always an exciting experience whilst on a walking safari.  We recently had an unusual sighting at Vundu where a group of approximately 20 hyenas, made a kill right outside camp! This caused a lot of excitement with our guests who were heading to bed and the evening quickly became very entertaining with all the noise and commotion from the hyenas.

Bushlife Safaris Wildlife Sightings

Nyakasanga Wild Dog Pack Update

As the pups continue to grow, the pack can now go out to hunt, make a kill and then call out to the pups who then join them. Pictured here are the Nyakasanga puppies enjoying a frenzied feast with a baboon that the pack hunted in the park.

From the 11 wild dog puppies that were born this season, only eight have survived. We are keeping a close eye on them and hoping that the remaining puppies will make it through to adulthood.

Elephants

Pictured here is Eddie enjoying some “Elephant Popcorn”

We have now managed to collar four of our iconic elephant bulls. Boswell, Grumpy, Fred and most recently, Tusker, who lives in the Little Vundu area. Our aim is to collar at least nine more elephant bulls in Mana Pools National Park and we will keep you updated on the progress.

A big thank you goes to Bushlife Conservancy who have been working tirelessly on spreading the word and for all the donations that have come in to help fund our anti-poaching efforts. It was wonderful to have Elissa Warantz to stay last month and we are so grateful for the passion and commitment she has put into Bushlife Conservancy.

We are also extremely grateful to Andy and Carrie Skillen, who have each generously donated a collar. Thank you for protecting our elephants!

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Carmine Bee Eaters

Bushlife Safaris Carmine Bee Eaters

We have now managed to collar four of our iconic elephant bulls. Boswell, Grumpy, Fred and most recently, Tusker, who lives in the Little Vundu area. Our aim is to collar at least nine more elephant bulls in Mana Pools National Park and we will keep you updated on the progress.

A big thank you goes to Bushlife Conservancy who have been working tirelessly on spreading the word and for all the donations that have come in to help fund our anti-poaching efforts. It was wonderful to have Elissa Warantz to stay last month and we are so grateful for the passion and commitment she has put into Bushlife Conservancy.

We are also extremely grateful to Andy and Carrie Skillen, who have each generously donated a collar. Thank you for protecting our elephants!

Bushlife Safaris Carmine Bee Eaters