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June/July 2006

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Temperatures rise to around 35 in the heat of the day and drop to12 in the evenings, not what most people would call winter. But July and August is our winter and you certainly need a sweater...

Published 30th June 2006

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April/May 2006

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Rain at last! The grass is green and I can see wildebeest and zebra from my window. The lesser masked weavers have started to build their nests in the acacia trees above the Lodge workshop. The Lakes...

Published 30th April 2006

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December/January 2006

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We had only one rain shower in December. But 42mm of rain in an hour was quite some rain and caused a flood. We got soaked as we tried to sweep the rain out of the bar...

Published 1st January 2006

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October/November 2005

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Ndutu is at the end of a very long dry season. The dust seems to get everywhere, temperatures are hot and tempers are high. Relief from the heat is near, as rain clouds start to build and...

Published 30th September 2005

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July/August 2005

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July was a busy and exciting month. It all started when the lions from the Masek pride killed a giraffe about two hundred metres from our end room. All the staff from the lodge took it in...

Published 31st July 2005

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June 2005

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Ndutu is now dry, drier than normal. The wildebeest have long since left but large herds of eland are still to be seen on the plains. I counted a herd of over 200 recently which was a...

Published 31st May 2005

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March/April 2005

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With only four rain days in February it was one of the driest in recent years. Lake Ndutu was completely dry at a time when it should have been full. The huge numbers of wildebeest present in...

Published 31st March 2005

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January 2005

Newsletter

The wildebeest have arrived! They came just in time for Christmas and over a million of them with hundreds of thousands of zebra make it the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet. At times they passed right...

Published 1st January 2005

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December 2004

Newsletter

Dramatic skies dominate Ndutu this month. With rain around the corner, dark thunderclouds pass overhead and distant thunder promises much. There are still lots of brilliantly coloured fireball lilies to be seen in the woodland, a sure...

Published 1st December 2004

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September-October 2004

Newsletter

The outside temperature on my porch – overlooking the white-dry soda expanse that at present is Lake Ndutu – reads 34 degrees in the shade… Not really surprising with only a sum total of 23 mm for...

Published 30th September 2004

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