The anticipation of winter is now a distant memory that has faded and been replaced by the season itself. All that we had hoped for and so much more was experienced and captured by guests, guides and trackers. Cold misty mornings and the colour filled sunsets, soft golden light and aloe flowers to name but a few.
In the ‘Winter Is’ series we touched on a few things that we consider make the cooler months a season of plenty, not so much for the animals, but for us as the onlookers. It is not yet over and as the temperature slowly starts to rise we find ourselves a part of the change of season in the bush, something that not many get the chance to witness first hand. The seasons are more often than not only ever experienced over a short stay, where only a window of that season is seen. We are privileged to feel the changes as they take place and see the first of the summer birds return back after a long journey, these things now stir a new sense of anticipation, the anticipation of summer and the first rains.
The green flush and the water are on their way, when exactly is hard to say but we will be waiting and we will share with you their arrival. Not to wish away the winter which has shown us much but to appreciate the end of what has been an incredible dry season.
Written by Simon Smit
Photographed by Simon Smit, Mark Nisbet, Mike Sutherland, Rich Laburn