WESM is planning our return to Lengwe National Park. This will be the 50th anniversary of the WESM game count since this event has started, providing valuable data on the health of the Park.
Participants will take 3 hour shifts to monitor one of several water holes in the park. We are aiming to record the number of each species of mammal that takes a drink, along with the animal’s age and sex. Of greatest interest are the nyala. Lengwe National Park is at the most northerly part of their range.
We particularly need people with some experience to volunteer, but we also invite ‘amateurs’ to join in. An excellent chance to really get to know some of the mammals you might encounter on safari, with an experienced leader. This game count will not be suitable for children under the age of 13. Participants are expected to stay for both days. Views like the scene from the photo above were common.
Worryingly, the animal counts from last year were down from previous years, which is why it is especially important for us to go back this year and check to see if last year’s count was an anomaly or a trend.
Luckily, Nyala Lodge, run by Jambo Africa, are excellent hosts, right inside the park. Chalets will be available to rent, along with an option to camp. The lodge has an excellent kitchen with reasonable prices, so most of the logistics are already taken care of.
Spaces will be limited, so please do book with Dave in advance - firstname.lastname@example.org