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February 2009

Newsletter

BUSH NOTES The end of October came and went, and we are now into February! Last year’s prolonged dry season took its toll; there was not a blade of grass to be seen in the area! The...

Published 1st February 2009

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October 2008

Newsletter

BUSH NOTES July-August-September-October 2008 There are rumblings in the air about the frequency of Ndutu Newsletters, and I thought it good to mention, that with Paul’s departure last year, we have lost our “master” news provider. We...

Published 30th September 2008

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May 2008

Newsletter

Just having reread the last newsletter, I realise it ended on a very �green� note! What a world of difference as I start this one: �the rains haven�t been too good this year and storms have evaporated...

Published 30th April 2008

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February 2008

Newsletter

Having introduced Colin in my previous newsletter, I thought it wise to prepare you for our latest newcomer on the managerial front! Meet Dutch Marleen Koppen who joined us in November. She contributes tons of energy, the...

Published 1st February 2008

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October 2007

Newsletter

Prior to Paul and Louise’s departure in mid-late August, there was a flurry of friends and well wishers that visited Ndutu to say goodbye. Amongst them, Sarah, Sultana, Anne and Laura formed a unique and memorable foursome...

Published 30th September 2007

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June/July 2007

Newsletter

Dry season is really starting to bite now. All the wildebeest and zebra have long since departed although small groups of eland can still be seen. The purple flowered cordifolia plants have now dried out. Elephants walking...

Published 30th June 2007

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May 2007

Newsletter

When wildlife moves into the game reserves in the West they are at risk of wire snares. These snares set by poachers hoping to catch buffalo or antelopes for their meat are hideously cruel and indiscriminate. Hyenas...

Published 30th April 2007

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March 2007

Newsletter

Vast herds of wildebeest and predators in abundance are what make Ndutu special at this time of year. The Southern plains are full of wildebeest, zebra and herds of eland this week. The wildebeest calving was late...

Published 1st March 2007

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December 2006

Newsletter

After several dry years we were desperate for rain. By November there was only bare earth and dust around the Lodge, Lakes Ndutu and Masek were dry. The temperatures rose and clouds started to build by the...

Published 1st December 2006

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August/September 2006

Newsletter

It looks like the days are running towards a good early rain period… listening to the BBC the other day, an Australian "weather" professor predicted a "mild" El Nino; this of course would be wonderful for Tanzania,...

Published 30th September 2006

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