Singita Grumeti

Grumeti | April 2011

Well, April was another fantastic month at Singita Grumeti Reserves, with decent rainfalls and plenty of sunshine. Temperatures were moderate which allowed us to stay out on game drives for longer periods of time. Added to all this was the great sightings of large herds of elephant, zebra, wildebeest, lion, leopard, buffalo and crocodile. Two new young male leopard were seen, one a little skittish but the other was very relaxed. Elephant societies are structured along matriarchal lines, with family units forming the basic building blocks.  These herds tend to congregate during the dry periods and during these times the boundaries of the home ranges are ignored.  The intermingling of the herds allows also for gene exchange, perhaps one of the other motivating factors for congregating.