The C4 hides at Mashatu Game Reserve are in full swing at the moment. The elephant hide has been teeming with bird life, everything ranging from guinea-fowls to fire-finches and parrots. As the great Matabole River slowly dries up the mammals on the reserve – especially the elephants – are becoming more and more dependent on the waterhole as their permanent source of water. Regular visitors this past month include impala, baboons, elephants and warthog, the more occasional visitor’s include vervet monkeys, eland, hyena, banded mongoose and lion.
|Mashatu's towering giants having a drink at the elephant hide|
|Banded Mongoose, a more rare sighting at the hide|
|African Green Pigeon|
|The Striking Red-billed Firefinch|
By Ruth Nussbaum