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July 2004

Newsletter

We are now very much into dry season. The grasses have turned a lovely golden brown and the sunrises and sunsets are spectacular. The days are warm and the evenings cool and clear which make for great...

Published 30th June 2004

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May 2004

Newsletter

This year’s April-May months are again so different from previous years. All over Tanzania the rainfall pattern showed very localized showers throughout the Wet Season.. However, Ndutu was blessed with enough rain off and on since the...

Published 30th April 2004

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April 2004

Newsletter

What a dramatic season it’s been and such a season of contrasts with such a wet December contrasting sharply from the very dry April we are having at the moment. The last week of February saw record...

Published 31st March 2004

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February 2004

Newsletter

The full moon signalled the start of the wildebeest calving this month. If buffalo plod and aardvarks trundle, then wildebeest calves gambol! There are literally thousands of them to be seen this week gambolling around beside their...

Published 1st February 2004

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January 2004

Newsletter

After months of waiting, the first rain finally fell in the middle of December. Four inches of rain fell in just over an hour. Creating a memorable flood. A fair sized river flowed through the bar area...

Published 1st January 2004

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September / October 2003

Newsletter

These past two months have seen a flurry of building activities! I believe Paul already mentioned some of the ongoing renovations. Guests have been very forgiving when occasionally confronted with some banging, sawing and fitting sounds! Actually,...

Published 31st August 2003

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July/August 2003

Newsletter

Dry season is now upon us; it’s golden grasses and deep red sunsets making it quintessential Africa. The Lodge birdbath is full lovebirds, canaries, waxbills, weavers, babblers and doves. Sand grouse drink at the Big Marsh along...

Published 30th June 2003

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May/June 2003

Newsletter

May was the most beautiful month to be at Ndutu. The profusion of wild flowers brought on by the late rains at the end of April transformed the plains and woodlands and turned the African bush into...

Published 30th April 2003

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April 2003

Newsletter

What a dramatic season it’s been and such a season of contrasts with such a wet December contrasting sharply from the very dry April we are having at the moment. The last week of February saw record...

Published 31st March 2003

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January/February 2003

Newsletter

After the very wet December (194mm), the wettest for sixteen years, the stage was set for a very exciting January. With all the green vegetation the huge herds of wildebeest and zebra poured into the area, passing...

Published 1st January 2003

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