Wildlife Report

The Singita Wildlife Report


First-hand ranger reports from the bushveld

Singita Grumeti

August 2013 - Grumeti, Tanzania

August 2013 was a month of contrasts, from very hot dry days to cold wet evenings. After sustained high intensity grazing from the large herbivores, and in particular the wildebeest migration in June and July, rains in the last ten days were most welcome. Wildlife flocked onto the new green grasses, especially on the previously burnt areas. The two photos that follow were both taken on 21 August by Section Ranger, Grant Burden. From a conservation perspective, August is an important month because of the annual wildlife census, held each year between the 20th and 28th .The leopard-print helicopter and “ace pilot” are normally stationed at Sasakwa for approximately two weeks carrying out patrols and the census. During the census the helicopter is equipped with two extensions or measuring polls jutting out at ninety degrees from both sides.

Download the full wildlife report here: Singita Grumeti Wildlife Report August 2013

 


Temperatures

  • Average minimum 33.4°C (92.1°F)
  • Average maximum 14.8 °C (58.6°F)
  • Average wind speed 0.9 mps

Rainfall

  • Sasakwa 45.0 mm
  • Sabora 38.1 mm
  • Faru Faru 57.5 mm
  • Samaki 40.0 mm
  • Risiriba 50.0 mm

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