Summer "Rains" Supreme!This "green" season is a wonderful time for a safari here!
The Christmas season and new year brought with it some incredible rain, which has given everyone, human and wildlife alike, some respite from the heat here at Nyala Safari Lodge and Nyala Sands.
All over the reserve you can hear the distinctive call of woodland kingfishers and the bush is filled with a selection of baby animals, from impala lambs to cute “mini me” warthog piglets. Animals time their births to coincide with the arrival of the rains so that there is plenty to eat and drink, giving their babies the best chance of survival possible.
This “green” season is a wonderful time for a safari here, because everything looks so amazing, with lush, verdant vegetation competing with amazing blue skies and the air alive and vibrant with the sounds of insects, frogs and birds. It’s a far cry from the dry, dusty landscape of winter and the harsh heat that builds up before the rains, and shows just how important rain is to African lifecycles and how much everything depends on it.
Game drives can be a bit more challenging because the bush is so thick, but the rewards are more than worth it, seeing the dams and waterholes full and life in all its incredible glory making the most of this season of plenty.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!