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January 2016 News


Elephants in Selous enjoying a mud bath

Paradise has a new meaning.

The Selous and surrounding areas have received some very welcome rain storms during the month of January which in turn has transformed the whole area into an absolute heaven on earth to the extent that you can nearly hear the grass and trees growing. This abundance in food has brought about a complete change in the surrounding areas and animals as they feast on the never ending supply.

Green tree snake, Selous

Giant African Millipede

The rain has also brought out an abundance of insects that seem to pop up all over the show allowing the Geckos and birds to join in on the supply of delicacies.

Selous boat safari on Lake Manze
Zachariah Mligo guides a boat safari in the rain, on Lake Manze

Little bee-eater

Immature white-throated bee-eater

The lake has plenty of water and it is still flowing in. The boat safaris have reported some phenomenal bird sightings. For all the bird lovers out there - a must see.

Buffalo and giraffe in camp

Ellies in camp

There have also been some fantastic animal sightings with one particular duo of guests seeing it all on their trip from the airstrip to camp. Lions mating, two separate Leopards, eighteen Wild dogs and seven Porcupines. Not to mention the abundance of all the other animals. Their comments on arrival at camp were that they had seen it all and can now return as their lust to see as much as possible had already been satisfied. Unfortunately not everyone can be that lucky and have to do more than one drive to satisfy their expectations. The next corner always brings that new surprise.

Laygos at Lake Manze camp

Laygos has been around on a couple of occasions although less frequent as again there is plentiful greenery around for him to chew on.

Ellies play in the mud by Lake Manze

Ellies pass through camp

Ellies at tent 7

The big surprise was the 51 elephants in three separate groups that passed through camp one morning leaving the guests and staff speechless. A really super special sight.

Hope your first month into 2016 has been eventful and that your next traveling plans are well under way.

Shaun, Milli and the Lake Manze team

Impala in front of the office

Guest comments

A brilliant four days! Everybody so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable – we learnt and saw so many amazing things. One of the best, if not THE BEST safari camps we have ever stayed in. Thank you all so much.
Fiona and Beverley (England)

What a wonderful paradise you have here. We feel very lucky to have been able to spend a few wonderful days here. The camp and park are gorgeous and everyone working and visiting were incredibly kind and interesting. It was our first safari and our first time in Africa – the experience far exceeded our expectations. Thank you making our honeymoon unforgettable
David and Molly San Fransisco USA

What a special and fantastic place to stay. It was our fourth safari and it was the best. We would like to return here again.

Fantastic stay. Thanks for the hospitality, it was excellent.
Craig and Claire


Masaai on duty

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