Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 March 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was when we saw 3 of the Majingi male lions with 2 females of the Tsalala pride, BB and one of her daughters.

 

Majingi male and Tsalala female - Richard Davis

Majingi male and Tsalala female - Richard Davis

Monday, 04 March 2013

(30ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on a bushbuck kill on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants drinking water at Shirley’s crossing
  • Two lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride with their 3 cubs and 2 male lions of the Matimba coalition feeding on a zebra kill on Chitwa Chitwa open area
  • One female cheetah and her three cubs drinking water at Buff Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water on EP open area
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Rhino Pan

 

Tuesday, 05 March 2013

(31ºC)

  • One female cheetah and her 3 cubs resting on Safari airstrip
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on an impala kill close to Shirley’s crossing
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Seefs Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on MMM South

 

Wednesday, 06 March 2013

(32ºC)

  • One female cheetah and her three cubs resting on Safari airstrip
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub still feeding on the impala kill at Shirley’s crossing
  • Shadow, the female leopard, and her 2 cubs feeding on a grey duiker kill on 2nd Windmill Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at EP open area
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Bushcamp Pan

 

Young bull elephant - Richard Davis

Young bull elephant - Richard Davis

Thursday, 07 March 2013

(34ºC, 22mm rain)

  • One Styx pride lioness resting on White Cloth open area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub still feeding on the impala kill at Shirley’s crossing
  • One female cheetah and her 3 cubs resting on Safari airstrip
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Serengeti Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Safari/Shirley’s cutline

 

Friday, 08 March 2013

(31ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Parallel Road
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on A-Main Road
  • One elephant bull resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • Styx pride lionesses and their cubs resting on Wessels old driveway
  • Ostrich Koppies, the female leopard, resting on Annette’s/Wessels cutline
  • Tingana, the male leopard, stalking impalas on Shirley’s open area

 

Saturday, 09 March 2013

(33ºC)

  • Three Majingi male lions with BB the lioness and one of her daughters of the Tsalala pride resting on EP Delivery Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, scent marking on MMM South
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Safari driveway
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding in Serengeti/Manyeleti crossing

 

Sunset - Richard Davis

Sunset - Richard Davis

Sunday, 10 March 2013

(24ºC)

  • One female cheetah and her 3 cubs resting on Ingwe open area
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Serengeti open area
  • One lioness of the Styx pride resting north of Eagle Owl Crossing
  • One elephant bull feeding close to Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding close to Treehouse Pan
  • One unknown male leopard with an impala kill on A-Main Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south on Madash Road

 

 

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