Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 25 April – 01 May 2011

Our Big 5 highlight of the week was definitely the leopard sightings. We saw both Kurula and Salayexe with their cubs on regular occasions. We also saw the Jordaan male leopard often as well as an unknown young male.

Wild dogs

Wild dogs

Monday, 25 April 2011
(30°C)

  • A breeding herd of elephants feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Londoz feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Utah feeding on Simbambili open area
  • Nsagwen the male leopard moving south from Big Dam
  • Kurula and her two leopard cubs feeding on an impala on MMM North
  • One female cheetah resting close to the gate
  • A breeding herd of elephants feeding on EP driveway


Tuesday, 26 April 2011

(31°C)

  • Salayexe the leopard hunting impala on Shirley’s open area
  • Four rhinos feeding on Rhino Ring South
  • A breeding herd of elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • One buffalo bull resting at Rampan
  • A breeding herd of elephants feeding on EP airstrip
  • Utah feeding on the firebreak close to Morning Side


Wednesday, 27 April 2011

(28°C)

  • A breeding herd of elephants feeding on Josie’s Road
  • Another breeding herd of elephants feeding on Francolin Road
  • Salayexe and the two leopard cubs feeding on an impala kill south of Wetpatch Road
  • One female cheetah resting on Chitwa airstrip
  • One unknown male leopard feeding on a warthog kill south of Wetpatch Road


Thursday, 28 April 2011

(26°C)

  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • A male leopard still feeding on the warthog kill south of Wetpatch Road
  • Salayexe and her two leopard cubs feeding on the impala kill north of EP / Shirley’s cutline
  • One female cheetah stalking impala west of Chitwa airstrip
  • The Jordaan male leopard moving east on Seepline
  • One rhino bull, Shorthorn feeding on Simbambili open area
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding around Zimba Bridge


Friday, 29 April 2011

(25°C)

  • Two Styx female lionesses resting on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on Sixes / A-Main junction
  • The Jordaan Male leopard moving north from Safari airstrip
  • One young male leopard moving north from Shirley’s Crossing
  • Another young male leopard stalking a baby hippo on safari open area


Saturday, 30 April 2011

(26°C)

  • Mafufunyana walking close to Treehouse Pan
  • Ntima resting on A-Main close to Grasscut
  • Kurula and the two leopard cubs playing at One Eye Pan
  • Two young Kuhuma male lions killing a buffalo at Pungwe Pan


Sunday, 01 May 2011

(25°C)

  • The Two Kuhuma pride male lions still feeding on the Buffalo kill at Pungwe Pan
  • Shadow the leopard scent marking around Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Salayexe and the two cubs moving towards Serengeti
  • A small breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on MMM South
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on EP open area
  • A small bachelors herd of buffalo bulls resting on Bushcamp West
  • One unknown male rhino feeding on Simbambili open area
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2 Responses to “Big 5 Sightings 25 April – 01 May 2011”

  1. Emma says:

    Loving the new set-up guys!!
    Can’t wait to see pics of Salayexe’s cubs.

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