Wine and Dine with the Elephants
Somalisa Camp continues to show case the best of its wildlife.
Recently we had one of Africa’s top renowned guides Nic Polenakis visit Somalisa with a family from the USA. They spent 3 nights and saw hundreds of elephants, including big herds in camp whilst around the camp splash pool. They saw lion, leopard, sable antelope, roan antelope and gemsbok.
On an average afternoon you may see over a hundred elephants come down to the camp to drink from the waterhole which is within forty yards of the camp, the camp splash pool is completely over-run by the big herds of elephants that have a preference for clean water. The pool has become a highlight for close up experiences of these magnificent beasts, the only problem is, no one has told the elephants the “no backwashing” rule when it comes to drinking.
Hyena and lion have taken to drinking from the pool late at night once the elephants are done, so the musical hoop of the hyena is often heard whilst you are cuddled in bed, with wildlife activity non-stop around the camp.
The packs of nine wild dogs are hunting impala at the Ngwehla area and along the Kennedy vlei.
The resident male and female leopard, although very shy will often appear for a quick drink at the camp pan.
Activity of wildlife at the Somamalishe water hole near the viewing platform is buzzing with a number of elephant and antelope including the rare Roan and Sable Antelope.
As it dries out more the Gemsbok (Oryx) have started coming into the flood plains in search of food and water having come in from the semi desert regions of the southern parts.
If you are in search of the ultimate elephant experience, Somalisa Camp is the only place where you can wine and dine within feet of hundreds of wild elephants.