Leopard Cubs at Okonjima
Whilst Okonjima might be an obvious location for spotting big cats, leopard are notoriously shy and protective of their young. We are pleased to report that July has been a great month for leopard cub sightings with one of the resident females (MJ) introducing her two youngsters to the guests and guides. The guides have taken some great images and have also managed to film the trio at Okonjima's Zen Garden. It is worth remembering that although MJ is radio collared as part of the rehabilitation programme, she still has 4000 hectares in which to hide her cubs!
You can see this footage on the AfriCat Facebook page.
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Simple Solutions from the NamibRand
The vast NamibRand Reserve offers shelter for a diverse number of species and conserves their habitat from unmanaged human impact. The small team of conservationists that manage the reserve are also involved in various outreach projects that benefit communities across the region. One particular project has caught my attention for the entirely logical and simple solution it offers to an ongoing African problem. Electricity and bottled gas for cooking are both expensive and often in limited supply in rural Namibia. The simple solar oven is easy to use, hard to break and completely carbon free. The staff at NaDeet have been introducing this superb alternative to local communities who are spreading the word house by house. All the family needs is a decent supply of sun (not a big problem in Namibia) and to adapt their routine slightly. I'm please to say that Naturally Namibia's Etendeka Mountain Camp has relied heavily on solar ovens for years and it is great to see the technology being applied in the wider community. You can read more about the solar ovens and NamibRand here.
If you would like to spend some time on this pristine desert reserve, you can learn more about the Wolwedans Collection here.
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