Wildlife Sightings August 2020
August was a month marked by cold fronts and high-speed winds, reminding us what winter is all about here in the Okavango Delta. Some of the days surprised us and were warm enough for a swim.
Lions, Lionesses and Cubs
August could have been renamed “month of the Lion” because no guest left Gomoti without having seen our big cats!
Black Back Jackal
The smell of a buffalo-kill attracted 13 black back jackals, although there must have been another one hiding somewhere because they travel in pairs and mate for life. Seeing them was a wonderful experience. We watched as they patiently waited for a turn to feast while our lions chased away the vultures that had also gathered at the site.
Although aardwolf sightings are usually very rare, we have seen a lot more of them lately. We were lucky enough to spot a little guy playing alone, rolling in the sand and having a lovely time. We watched as he entertained us for over 20 minutes before he ran off.
Looking forward to another month of sightings at Gomoti, until next time, take care.