Wildlife Report

The Singita Wildlife Report


First-hand ranger reports from the bushveld

Singita Kruger National Park

December 2013 - Singita Kruger National Park, South Africa

December is always a popular time for visitors and families to come to the park and this year was no different. A busy lodge over the festive season with some great weather meant some amazing sightings for all the guests. It’s the time of the year that’s known for its abundance, colour and verdure. With all the greenery you need to consider how the long lush grass and thickets make it so easy for animals to become undetectable, but in saying that there is always a sense of accomplishment when they are seen, and of course half the fun of seeing the animal is the tracking and spotting beforehand! Elephants in the Kruger National Park must be some of the most dynamic landscapers to this environment and a safari would simply not be complete without seeing one of these colossal giants strutting its stuff. These giants move prodigious distances over a large home range area rather than marking and protecting a territory, – and this makes sightings of them unpredictable and erratic. Over the past month we had an extraordinary total of 89 sightings, with at least two sightings per day. Even with the huge number of elephants scattered throughout the park and with years of research, theories and estimates on these mythical beasts, so much is still unknown about the species.

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


Temperatures

  • Average minimum 19.1°C (66.4°F)
  • Average maximum 30.6°C (87°F)
  • Minimum recorded 17°C (62.6°F)
  • Maximum recorded 34°C (93.2°F)

Rainfall

  • For the period: 160.7 mm
  • For the year to date: 679.1mm

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