Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 27 August – 02 September 2012

Our Big 5 highlight of the week was spending time with the big breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes. Sitting in the middle of such a big herd, watching them feed, interact or even storm a nearby waterhole to quench their thirst, must be one of the most special sightings Africa has to offer!

Breeding herd of buffaloes drinking water - Morné Fouché

Breeding herd of buffaloes drinking water - Morné Fouché

Monday, 27 August 2012

(29 °C)

  • Salayexe the female leopard and her cubs playing on a termite mount on Kuala Bear Road
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes drinking water at Safari Dam
  • Shadow the female leopard stalking bushbuck next to Safari Lodge
  • Salayexe the female leopard on an impala kill close to Kuala Bear Road
  • One elephant bull feeding close to Grizzly Bear Crossing

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

(28 °C)

  • Five hyenas eating a buffalo calf on Bee-Eater Road
  • Three hundred buffaloes resting close to Bee-Eater Road
  • Five buffalo bulls resting close to Londolozi boundary
  • Kwatile the female leopard walking east along Seepline Road
  • A small herd of elephants feeding south from Leopard Drift
  • Salayexe the female leopard walking north along Madashi Road

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

(34 °C)

  • The Nkuhuma lioness with a young male walking south east from Saffron Road
  • Seven buffalo bulls walking south to Rampan
  • Three buffalo bulls resting close to Puffadder Road
  • A small breeding herd of about 12 elephants drinking water at Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffalo walking north from Ngala open area

Salayexe's one 8 week old cub - Morné Fouché

Salayexe's one 8 week old cub - Morné Fouché

Thursday, 30 August 2012

(35 °C)

  • Four Majingi male lions chasing four young breakaway Tsalala lionesses off of the buffalo carcass close to Pump Track.
  • Salayexe the female leopard stalking a steenbuck on Kudu Drift
  • Four young breakaway Tsalala lionesses having a stand-off with four buffalo bulls on Simbambili open area
  • One elephant bull feeding on Elephant Carcass Road
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Ngala open area

Friday, 31 August 2012

(36 °C)

  • Salayexe the leopard and her two cubs playing north of the power lines in the Manyeleti riverbed
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding around Grizzly Bear Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding and drinking water at Seef’s Pan
  • Six buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • Four Tsalala lionesses stalking a zebra west of 1st Windmill

Saturday, 01 September 2012

(37 °C)

  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding around Ram Pan
  • Two older Tsalala lionesses and their two cubs getting chased around by the black maned Majingi male lion
  • Tingana the male leopard with a warthog kill on Saseka Road
  • Kwatile the female leopard with a duiker kill on Arathusa Main Road close to Nkombi Road
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding around Arathusa Main Road

 

Two of the younger Tsalala lionesses - Morné Fouché

Two of the younger Tsalala lionesses - Morné Fouché

Sunday, 02 September 2012

(24 °C)

 

  • Two older Tsalala lionesses and their two cubs resting on our southern boundary close to Leopard Drift
  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants drinking water at Leeukuil
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding around Serengeti Pan
  • Salayexe the female leopard with an impala kill close to EP driveway

 

 

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