Wildlife Report

The Singita Wildlife Report

First-hand ranger reports from the bushveld

Singita Pamushana

June 2011 - Pamushana, Zimbabwe

“When the moon hits your eye like a big-a pizza pie, that’s amore…”When it glows like molten lava then disappears, that’s a central lunar eclipse. We experienced this rare treat from the decks of Singita Pamushana on the 15th of this month.

Our General Manager of Tourism, Jason Turner captured the action as we sat spellbound for 100 minutes as the moon passed through the centre of the Earth’s shadow.

We thought we were experiencing lunacy a different kind later in the month when a pangolin pitched up at our Head Quarters and appeared to give us all the once-over in a very endearing and curios manner. The full story follows… Is it a giant pine cone? Is it an artichoke? No, it’s a pangolin or scaly anteater (Manis temmincki).


  • Average Minimum:11°C (52°F)
  • Average Maximum:26°C (79°F)
  • Minimum Recorded:5°C (41°F)
  • Maximum Recorded:33°C (91°F)


  • For the period:7 mm (0 in)
  • For the year to date:280 mm (11 in)

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