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Jao Camp - February 2018

Feb 21, 2018  |   Jao Camp

Climate and Landscape
The month started off hot and dry and we were beginning to wonder if we would ever see any rain. Fortunately our thoughts had barely become words when the heavens opened, much to everyone’s relief, and we received a total of 180 mm during the month. This much-needed rain has brought life back into the Delta. The rain also brought some cooler weather, with temperatures reaching a maximum of 35° Celsius and dropping to a minimum of 16° C.

Wildlife
This is the time of year when we are able to enjoy the spectacle of the changes that come about after a complete absence of the Delta waters – which now start reappearing towards the end of the month. We had an influx of many water birds in front of Jao, with spoonbills,...

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