Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 31 December 2012 – 06 January 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a breeding herd of about 400 buffaloes coming down to Big Dam to quench their thirst.

Buffaloes drinking at Big Dam - Morné Fouché

Buffaloes drinking at Big Dam - Morné Fouché

 

Monday, 31 December 2012

(31 ºC, 9mm)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Airport Link
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water on EP open area
  • Shadow, the female leopard and her two cubs, resting at their den on Old Borehole road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, stalking impalas on Airport Link
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking on Milkberry Road

 

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

(30 ºC, 3mm)

  • A breeding herd of about 300-400 buffaloes feeding on Grasscut Road
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Ngala open area
  • Another breeding herd of about 5 elephants feeding on Kimbians Crossing
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Bushcamp Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on a termite mount on Marula Bult

 

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

(27 ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding on Leopard Drift
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on Kuala Bear Road close to A-main
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Simbambili Dam

 

Black mane Mjingi lion - Richard Davis

Black mane Mjingi lion - Richard Davis

Thursday, 3 January 2013

(33 ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 300-400 buffaloes resting on Safari airstrip
  • Xivambalana, the young male leopard, feeding on a grey duiker kill on Road 47
  • Ntima, the female leopard, scent marking on Lucas open area
  • A breeding herd of about 50 elephants feeding on Gowrie Main

 

Friday, 4 January 2013

(27 ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 400 buffaloes drinking water at Big Dam
  • The black mane Majingi male lion and the three older Tsalala lionesses resting west of Big Dam Link South
  • One elephant bull feeding on Drongo North
  • Salayexe, the female leopard’s cub resting south of Ntoma Crossing
  • One male lion of the Matimba coalition moving east from Buff Pan
  • A breeding herd of about eight elephants feeding on Simbambilli open area

 

Saturday, 5 January 2013

(29 ºC)

  • The three older Tsalala lionesses resting on Simbambili open area
  • Nsele, the female leopard, resting at Picanini Utah waterhole
  • One elephant bull feeding on Marula Bult South.
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Rhino Ring West
Xivambalana young male leopard - Richard Davis

Xivambalana young male leopard - Richard Davis

 

Sunday, 6 January 2013

(30 ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub, resting on Kudu Drift
  • A pack of 11 wild dogs resting on the northern side of EP airstrip
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Sawmill Road
  • Two elephant bulls and one buffalo bull drinking water at Rampan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to “Big 5 Sightings 31 December 2012 – 06 January 2013”

  1. Very nice pictures! I was there to see the bufalos drinking and I saw this beautiful lion too. I was a great experience and it is really nice to see the pictures on the blog.
    I saw all the big five and lots more!
    Thanks for those great two days!

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