Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 30 July – 05 August 2012

Breeding herd of buffalo at Big Dam - Photo by Morné Fouché

Breeding herd of buffalo at Big Dam - Photo by Morné Fouché

This week we were very fortunate to have a very big breeding herd of buffalo in our traversing area. We do see buffalo almost every day, but what made this sighting our highlight was the size of the herd, seeing almost 400 at once is quite an experience.

 

Monday, 30 July 2012
(24ºC)

  • The 4 Magingi male lions feeding on a buffalo on Pump Track Road
  • Tingana and Kwatile the leopards moving south from Central Road

 

Tuesday, 31 July 2012
(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding around Chitwa new driveway
  • The Styx lion pride stalking a herd of zebra on Road 47
  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding on Bushcamp West

 

Elephant Calf - Photo by Morné Fouché

Elephant Calf - Photo by Morné Fouché

Wednesday, 01 August 2012
(27ºC)

  • 1 Female cheetah crossing our southern boundary moving south close to Big Dam
  • The Styx lion pride having a standoff with hyenas on Pump Track Road
  • 1 Magingi male lion moving south from Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on EP / Shirley’s Cutline
  • Tingana the leopard scent marking on Rhino Midden Road

 

Thursday, 02 August 2012
(24ºC)

  • 15 Buffalo bulls resting on Road 47
  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Salayexe stalking impala just of Rhino Ring South
  • Tingana the leopard scent marking on Safari Airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Kuala Bear Road

 

Friday, 03 August 2012
(24ºC)

  • 1 Lioness of the Styx pride resting on Safari Airstrip
  • 3 Buffalo bulls resting on Puff Adder Road
  • A breeding herd of about 60 elephants feeding on MMM South
  • 7 Buffalo bulls feeding on Big Dam Link South

 

Magingi Male with Tsalala females - Photo by Morné Fouché

Magingi Male with Tsalala females - Photo by Morné Fouché

Saturday, 04 August 2012
(22ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on A-Main
  • 6 Buffalo bulls feeding close to the Rhino Midden on A-Main
  • 2 Lioness of the Styx pride resting on A-Main close to Milkberry Road
  • Nyaleti the leopard’s one cub resting on Zimba Bridge
  • 5 Wild dogs moving west on Old Borehole road
  • A breeding herd of about 400 buffaloes feeding on Parallel road

 

Sunday, 05 August 2012
(29ºC)

  • 1 Magingi male lion and 3 lioness of the Tsalala pride and their 2 cubs resting on Serengeti Open area
  • A breeding herd of about 16 elephants feeding on Bushcamp East road
  • Tingana the leopard scent marking around Mamba road
  • 5 Buffalo bulls drinking water around Big Dam
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