I'll start of my trip report with a weird hobby of mine. When I'm in Africa I enjoy using the evenings for star trail photography and scorpion photography in UV light. I had good hopes of seeing scorpiions this trip as I've seen scorpions a lot in summertime. I had booked Kieliekrankie, KTC, Urikaruus, Nossob and Twee Rivieren for our trip. In the wilderness camps you're not allowed out of your tent at night so looking for scorpions is not possible there, but I had good hopes of finding scorpions in Nossob.
When we stayed at Nossob I looked and looked for scorpions the first night of our stay but I was unsuccesful. Quite disappointed that I didn't find any I joined my wife in front of our chalet, opened a bottle of wine and enjoyed watching the night sky. After about 30 minutes I saw something moving from the corner of my eye. I couldn't believe it when I saw a Buthidae scorpion (yes, the poisonous kind) running towards my wife's feet. I yelled "yeeeh scorpion" and ran inside to get my UV light and camera. My wife wasn't very impressed with my reaction because in all my enthusiasm I failed to tell her that the scopion was running towards her bare feet
She managed to lift her feet off the ground before it reached her though
I managed to shoot some nice pictures of the scorpion that night.
The next night I decided to give it another go and I started looking for scorpions again. This time they were everywhere. I must have found 50+ scorpions in a circle of 20 metres from the entrance to the Nossob hide. Once again I got some nice pictures.
I'll just add one picture here, should you like to see more UV light scorpion pictures then check this
I was amazed by the number of scorpions that I found in Nossob. Should you ever stay in Nossob then please realise that there are scorpions there and if you're there with kids make sure that they wear proper shoes when walking in the camp at night.