Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 05 – 11 November 2012

The Big 5 highlight of the week was when we saw the four young Breakaway Tsalala lionesses feasting on a wildebeest. Three days later we also watched as they took down a waterbuck bull. To say the least, they are well fed and in tip-top condition.

Breakaway Tsalala lionesses - Franscois Rosslee

Breakaway Tsalala lionesses - Franscois Rosslee

Monday, 5 November 2012

(37ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding close to Serengeti Pan
  • Styx pride lioness stalking buffalo close to Misi Mati but with no luck
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding south of Wessels Cutline
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding and drinking water close on EP open area

 

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

(34ºC)

  • Two Buffalo bulls feeding Kudu Drift
  • Salayexe the leopard and her cub resting south of the Rocks
  • Tingana the male leopard, resting on a termite mount on Nyati Bamba Road
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull resting in a mud wallow on Kuala Bear Road

 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

(31ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • Two buffalo bulls resting close to Shirley’s Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub, moving west on EP/Shirley’s Cutline
  • Ntima, the female leopard, with an impala kill on Little Gowrie driveway
Moya watching her reflection in the water - Franscois Rosslee

Moya watching her reflection in the water - Franscois Rosslee

 

Thursday, 8 November 2012

(27ºC, 4mm rain)

  • Four cheetahs resting on a termite mount on Nkorho open area
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Ntima, the female leopard, still on her impala kill on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Another breeding herd of elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Four breakaway Tsalala lionesses with a wildebeest kill on Rhino Pan Road, close to Robson’s boundary

 

Friday, 9 November 2012

(25ºC, 16mm rain)

 

  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Sawmill Road
  • Four Breakaway Tsalala lionesses still on the wildebeest kill on Rhino Pan Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on our southern boundary
  • Another breeding herd of elephants feeding on EP airstrip

 

Saturday, 10 November 2012

(31 ºC)

  • The four Breakaway Tsalala lionesses resting south of Poachers Corner
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Wetpatch road
  • One buffalo bull drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Bushcamp Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, scent marking on Sixes Road

 

Breeding herd of elephants - Franscois Rosslee

Breeding herd of elephants - Franscois Rosslee

Sunday, 11 November 2012

(30 ºC)

  • The four Breakaway Tsalala lionesses feeding on a waterbuck on A-Main
  • Moya, the female leopard, drinking water at Big Dam
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Seef’s Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding around Land Cruiser Crossing

 

 

 

 

 

 

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