As we are going into winter with colder and longer evenings, and together with that the shorter grass, we have been fortunate the past couple of days to have seen quite a variety of nocturnal animals. The other night we came across two honey badgers playing around, a very special sighting as they can be hard to spot and I haven’t seen one in months! As we drove past a waterhole, we found a caracal drinking water. He was extremely relaxed, and we were able to watch him for a while. Just before we arrived back at the lodge, a civet also crossed the road, and while trying to look for it, two porcupines came walking down the road. I am looking forward to what the rest of winter might have in store for us.
By: Maggie Bester – River Lodge Ranger