No one who knows them will dispute the fact that Vervet monkeys are the most mischievous, the most curious and the most destructive of all the monkey family. When we first arrived in the Nhamacoa, the forest was enormous and to see a monkey, any monkey, was unusual. But when their habitat was destroyed, we … Continue reading THE NAUGHTIEST MONKEYS IN THE NHAMACOA!
After some very hot summers and hardly any rain, the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 have given us some extremely torrential downpours. Although this has meant that our plunge pool has filled up with rainwater – before we even managed to paint it and finish it – and several of our neighbours’ … Continue reading RAINY DAYS ARE TREE PLANTING DAYS IN THE NHAMACOA
Sometimes, the locals living around us bring us small animals whose mothers have been killed for bush meat and once, one of these was the tiniest of genets. This little genet, which we called Geoffrey, was so tiny he fitted into a hand. Not yet weaned, he was still unsteady on his feet and made … Continue reading OOPS! THERE’S A GENET ON MY HEAD!
Many lovely birds have made their home in the Nhamacoa. In August, at the beginning of our summer each year, I sometimes see the green, red-breasted Narina Trogon sitting on a branch in the big old mango tree right in front of the window of my computer room. Birds seem to like this tree and … Continue reading THE RARE VANGAS OF THE NHAMACOA