Amakhosi Newsletter November

November 2009



News from our Private Kingdom
Dear Amakhosi friends and supporters.

We have had a tremendous amount of feedback from guests raving about our new website. For those of you who have not had a chance to go and have a look-see yet, visit www.amakhosi.com and send us your feedback.

I am glad to say that the rains have fallen in the Mkuze area. In fact, we have enjoyed over 120mm over the past three weeks, meaning … frogging season at Amakhosi is officially open! So don your wellington boots, grab a frogging checklist, pack the car with kids and head on down to Amakhosi in search of all things that go ‘ribbit, ribbit’.

It is always a pleasure to share AmaKhosi news with you and we welcome your comments. Keep following our blog on the website.

Until next month,

Ben ter Huurne
Managing Director


Bush Bulletin
The bush is currently looking very lush and green thanks to the soaking rains. So-much-so, the rangers have been getting stuck in the mud on game drives, causing great excitement amongst our guests who have had to roll up their sleeves and assist with pushing and pulling of the vehicles.

This time of year is truly fantastic! Apart from the frogging season being open, the birdlife at the lodge is also prolific with the European bee-eaters coming back, as well as the masked weavers, hard at work building, breaking and re-building their nests ... thanks to the females who are so particular.

Insect life is also currently peaking, especially the beautiful Emperor moth that are regularly seen around the Lodge . The not so common Lunar moth is also gracing us with its spectacular shapes and colour right now.


Meet the Team
Rika Schoeman joined Amakhosi as the Rooms Division Manager mid-winter, July 2007.

With a keen eye for attention to detail, Rika heads up a team of no less than seven housekeepers and has a personal interest in organising weddings and functions.

She has a natural flair for decorating and transforming something ordinary into something truly spectacular. Rika loves the bush and her favourite time of day is definitely the evening sunsets.
Bush Quiz
Did you know that bush babies urinate on their hands?

This helps them to mark their territory throughout their range by leaving scent-marks.
It is also believed that the urine improves their grip on branches and other obstacles they climb, thanks to the stickiness on their hands and feet as a result thereof.


Bush Special
December special:

River Suites - R 1,995.00 per person sharing per night
Umntwana Honeymoon suites – R2,992.00 per person sharing per night

Summertime special!

Valid 25 November -15 December 2009

Inclusive of:
• Accommodation in a luxurious suite with private viewing deck overlooking the Mkuze River
• 3 meals daily
• Bush walks outside of scheduled game drive times guided by professional rangers
• Drinks and snacks on game drives

Amakhosi Safari Lodges’ river suites consist of a separate bedroom as well as a separate lounge area with a sleeper couch that can accommodate up to 2 children under the age of 13.
Terms and conditions apply.
Please contact Sonja or Rika on info@amakhosi.com or +34 414 1157 for Reservations or further enquiries.
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