Like every business, the top of the chain always works ahead of the curve whether it being offering something nobody else has thought of, an innovative marketing scheme or dedicated individuals that add their passion and expertise to change the formula once thought as the highest level. The safari industry is always developing and staying ahead of the curve is what we love focussing on with the aspired aesthetics seen in our camps, courtesy of the Jouberts’ keen eye for detail, the sights that may well cause you to take up a writing career in an attempt to capture your experience on paper and the food which is always made with the freshest ingredients and a welcoming sight after your long day snapping away. Pierre our Executive Chef is always testing out new ways to ensure that the new experiences don’t stop when you disembark the game viewer with some of his creations making up the best part of your stay when the lions and buffalo aren’t taking the limelight such as his ‘Crème brûlée cheesecake.’
Of course this is Duba and if lions are what your after then we are never in short supply. The mothers of Tsaro pride have been keeping up with their protective duties and the cubs that did escape the crocs on the numerous water crossings have been looking healthy, benefitting from the buffalo being brought down on a regular basis. While there have been some nomadic males threatening the safety of the young ones they have been seen off by both the ladies and the bigger male heading the pride.
While the big guy is seen by many as a bit of a scrounger, always thieving the kill off of the females and ensuring he gets first choice on the tastiest chunks. He makes up for what he lacks in etiquette with his ability to model in his domain showing off that he is the boss to any marauding males and also to ensure his profile pics make the front page. Modesty is not one of his strong points but when it comes to removing usurpers from his plains it’s tough to beat him.
While you aren’t busy chasing after the action on the plains its helpful to take a break as the days grow hotter. One of the best ways to do this is to grab a rod, bait, a good hat and some patience and head down to one of the numerous spots along the river where you can cast a line. The catfish, bream and pike are all flourishing in the stable water levels and this time of year means that you can fish uninterrupted by the pesky biting bugs that come along with the wet season. Sometimes it’s good just to take a moment to yourself enjoy every aspect the bush has to offer.