Wildlife Report

The Singita Wildlife Report


First-hand ranger reports from the bushveld

Singita Kruger National Park

October 2013 - Singita Kruger National Park, South Africa

This is always an interesting time to be in the Kruger National Park, as it is a transitional period. The phenomenal thunderstorms that have rolled in have washed the dull colours of winter away, and refreshed the canvas with a lush carpet of green. Here and there between the green you can’t help but notice the vibrant blossoming flowers that have been spurred to bloom. One of these is the Scadoxus lily – these bright red fireworks are certainly one of the most unmistakable and striking wild flowers that can be found in the lowveld. This is a lily well known for its toxicity, hence the bright aposematic colouration. It was often used in the past for many traditional medicines to cure many ailments – including mental illness, colds and skin infections. The juice of the bulb is also commonly used further north in Africa as an arrow poison, which takes only minutes to be effective.

 

Download the full wildlife report here:  Singita Kruger National Park Wildlife Report October 2013


Temperatures

  • Average minimum 16.0°C (60.8°F)
  • Average maximum 28.6°C (83.5°F)
  • Minimum recorded 10.0°C (50.0°F)
  • Maximum recorded 40.0°C (104.0°F)

Rainfall

  • For the period: 48.5 mm
  • For the year to date: 464.0 mm

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