A Week at the Waterhole

We all know that the waterhole by Chamilandu Bushcamp’s elevated hide gets lots of visitors…but how do you record their comings and goings, over the space of a week, without constantly sitting on watch? Simple… you set up a remote camera “trap” … and leave the animals to take their own photographs! At the end of July we set up a couple of Reconyx camera traps around Chamilandu's waterhole - and look what we captured ....

In just one week an incredible variety of mammals and birds were caught on camera…including several nocturnal species. Some of the poses may be less than flattering, but this is a great way to picture all those elusive creatures that are normally camera-shy! Such photographs are not only revealing from a behavioural point of view, but can also be quite amusing… By the look of things, almost all our mammal species tried to get in on the act!

So spending a few sietsas in the Chamilandu hide is well worth considering on your African Safari.
To see even more photos from the week click here

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