The Garonga Diaries: Double Takes

Dear Diary,

This week in the lodge was one of doubles! What, we asked ourselves, could possibly make a week better than by enjoying our ‘Cake Friday’? The answer, of course, was to double the cake quotient! The wonderful Bukani had her birthday on Wednesday and as all birthdays should be it was a day of singing and CAKE! In these strange times it was particularly wonderful to be able to celebrate life.

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The Garonga Diaries: New Friends and Style Trends

Dear Diary,

Causing a spate of wild excitement the Safari Team (briefly) acquired a mascot this week! We discovered a very lost Little Free-Tail Bat (Tadarida Chaerephon pumilus) sitting on the office step one morning! These chaps are pretty successful as they are open air foragers and often specialise in catching moths and other high-flying insects. They are one of few animals to actively thrive around human influence. Lights around human settlements tend to attract insects, which is basically a banquet for these wonderful creatures!

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The Garonga Diaries: Cakes, Cats and Coaches!

Dear Diary!

This week is going to rank, most definitely, as a great week! The ultimate highlight has to be that Bernie has introduced a weekly “cake day” (Fridays for those who are interested) and so each week the fabulous Reineth will keep her skills razor sharp – and our sanity and salivary glands in action – by rustling up a sweet delight in the kitchen!

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