Summer 2014

African Safari Big 5 Sibuya Game Reserve

WHEW! It’s been HOT ‘n HUMID!!! Some days the temperature has been hovering in the low 40s with humidity at 96%... Sweltering!

We’ve had a wonderful couple of months at SIBUYA except for the fact that there hasn’t been much rain and the dams are shrinking fast in the incredible heat we’ve been having.

The Christmas Season was extremely busy with the weather being fantastic for all holiday-makers. Sibuya Catering laid on a feast of note for Christmas lunch and Ella and her team created a wonderful display to celebrate the Festive Season.

There are a large variety of magnificent butterflies everywhere at this time of the year, all busily flitting along doing ‘butterfly-business’. Extremely challenging to photograph but beautiful to look at as they sail by, are the MOCKER SWALLOWTAIL (Papilio dardanus cenea) and the GREEN-BANDED SWALLOWTAIL (Papilio nireus lyaeus) seen below feeding on the nectar of the Weeping Bride's Bush.

Mocker Swallowtail

Green-Banded Swallotail

Many adorable babies have been born over the entire Reserve … zebra, impala, giraffe, buffalo, waterbuck and rhino (the 7th male calf in a row!) to name but a few. The baby elephant is still a favourite among guests as he’s always full of antics and even loves to mock-charge the Game Drive Vehicles.

A close second is the latest baby rhino, who also seems to love performing for his audience. Great video footage and some good laughs have been had by all!

Dinky Giraffe

Baby Rhino Playing

King of the Castle