It has been a hot dry summer in Hwange. Safari operators agree that dry season is the most ideal period for game viewing, due to the fact that game tends to congregate at water sources providing us with more frequent sightings. We have certainly experienced some unforgettable ones this month. Not to mention the panoramic photographic opportunities that arise as a result.
We began to worry as The Hide’s waterhole shrank daily and the rains seemed far away. At one point, the waterhole became a mud pan in which an unfortunate young buffalo found himself stuck in. Thankfully, our talented pro guides were at hand to save the day. The young buffalo has since been named “Lucky” and ironically the rains came the very next day.
Lucky was not the only youngling to cause a stir this season. David Amyott captured a video of a baby elephant frolicking in the mud at sundown. The baby ele gave us quite a few laughs as he resisted his mother’s nudging to get out of the water. Clearly he didn’t want bath time to end. At one point his mother managed to get him out but he immediately turned around and went back in. Follow this link to watch the video.
Meet our guides. Full of humor, experience, hospitality and genuine love for the bush. Daffy, Nicholas and Nkosi have been part of our team for a long time, they are in charge of bush walks, game drives, night drives, bird watching as well as hosting our guests.They are a major part of what makes “The Hide experience”.
Join them as they share their stories, walk you through the bush and do what they do.
The Hide Community Trust’s initiatives continue to progress with new projects including permaculture and key hole gardening, as well as a Women’s Training Centre and re – roofing a school. For updates, follow The Hide Community Trust on Facebook.