Protein rich grass feed the mothers of the
antelope while the lambs and calves grow at astounding speed. The impala
complete their lambing, the wildebeest start and complete in a few weeks. The
rains become more regular with thunder storms every few days. The pans remain
full and the colors shine in brilliant green and the grasses begin to get away
from the hungry mouths.
While the grazers enjoy the green tender mouthfuls the predators are ever
watching and stalking but their winter camouflage lets them down and they have
to work harder - however, the bushes become more dense allowing more hiding
places for them to observe their prey. This ensures that the predators devote
much of their time to hunting the young impala and wildebeest – producing plenty
of predator prey action. All the migrant birds have arrived.
Temperatures have cooled on average but hot days still occur and nights are
still warm and humidity can rise after rains. Good colors - dramatic skies and
lightning at night in the distances all add to the magic of December.
Safari Camps in Botswana