Moremi Game Reserve – A River Runs Through It

07 June 2011:¬†Our first June safari returned from Moremi today with reports that more that 80% of the road network in the Xakanaxa area of the reserve are now under water. For those familiar with the park the following areas are all inaccessable: Dead Tree Island, Setshe Pan, Lion Park, Pelican Pools, Maya Pan, Little Baobab, Doug’s Island, Top Jessie’s, Big Baobab and the eastern-most Third-Bridge road which runs alongside the BOGA 10 site. The good news of course is that the birds are loving it and when this water eventually recedes the feeding grounds will be incredibly rich. Our last safari reported two sightings of wild dog as well as multiple lion sightings in the Xakanaxa area along with good numbers of elephant. Fresh cheetah tracks were found not far from camp as well as two sets of leopard tracks on the Fourth Bridge road so the mammals are still there, you just have to have a bit more luck to find them in an accessible area. Savuti is home of the leopards this year with two seperate leopard sightings in one day. The Savuti marsh is still expanding and we eagerly await the migrant season to see what interesting species stop over on their way south.

The road through Setshe Pan towards Dead Tree Island - Moremi June 2011

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