Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 06 – 12 Augustus

Our Big 5 highlight of the week would have to be when the four younger Tsalala lionesses killed a giraffe on EP. They were chased off their kill by BB and her two daughters the next day. On the third day we found the older and younger Tsalala prides, all feeding on the kill together.

Tsalala lionesses feeding on the giraffe kill - Morné Fouché

Tsalala lionesses feeding on the giraffe kill - Morné Fouché

Monday, 06 Augustus 2012

(29 °C)

  • The four Tsalala lionesses stalking a big herd of buffaloes, only to get chased away by the buffaloes
  • The Nkuhuma female and one cub moving east from Simbambili Dam after the four Tsalalas approached them
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Seepline close to Konkoni Road
  • Salayexe the leopard stalking a white tailed mongoose at Nyala Crossing

 

Tuesday, 07 Augustus 2012

(24 °C)

  • The four Matimba lions resting on Marikeng drive close to Red Dam
  • Salayexe the leopard stalking impala on Mfezi open area
  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding on Misi Kaya Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on our southern boundary

 

Wednesday, 08 Augustus 2012

(21 °C)

  • The four young Tsalala lionesses with a giraffe kill on Marula Bult Central
  • Three older Tsalala lionesses with the 2 sub adults resting on A-Main
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding around Rampan
  • Salayexe the leopard stalking a grey duiker just south of Rhino Ring South

 

Salayexe with a duiker kill - Morné Fouché

Salayexe with a duiker kill - Morné Fouché

Thursday, 09 Augustus 2012

(27 °C)

  • BB the lioness and her two older daughters, with the two cubs, chasing the four younger Tsalalas off the giraffe kill
  • Salayexe the leopard with s duiker kill at Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants drinking water at the waterhole on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding on Kudu Drift

 

Friday, 10 Augustus 2012

(29 °C)

  • Salayexe the leopard still with the duiker kill on Kudu Drift
  • The older Tsalala lionesses and the four younger Tsalalas feeding together on the giraffe kill
  • Five buffalo bulls resting on Chestnut Road
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants and two buffalo bulls feeding close to Londoz boundary
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area

 

Saturday, 11 Augustus 2012

(29 °C)

  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Hawk Eagle Road
  • BB and her two daughters resting close to Wetpatch open area
  • Salayexe the leopard chasing after a lone wild dog female at Kraaines
  • Tingana the male leopard killing a cane rat on Bushcamp flood plain
  • Five buffalo bulls resting on Puffadder Road
Hyena pups & a Hooded Vulture scrambling for left over giraffe - Morné Fouché

Hyena pups & a Hooded Vulture scrambling for left over giraffe - Morné Fouché

 

Sunday, 12 Augustus 2012

(28 °C)

  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding at Serengeti Manyeleti Crossing
  • The four younger Tsalala lionesses resting at 2nd Windmill
  • Kurula the female leopard scent marking around One Eye Pan
  • The older Tsalala lionesses moving south along Saseka Road
  • One big elephant bull feeding on Gwarri Central Road

 

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