Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 18 to 24 March 2013

Wild dogs hunting - Dawie Jacobs

Wild dogs hunting - Dawie Jacobs

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a pack of 17 wild dogs in action while hunting impala!

 

Monday, 18 March 2013

(31ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, stalking an impala male on A-main, east of Big Dam
  • Two buffalo bulls drinking water at Big Dam
  • One elephant bull feeding on The Island
  • A breeding herd of about 35 elephants feeding on Rhulani Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at 2nd Windmill Pan
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Seefs Pan

 

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

(32ºC)

  • One Breakaway Tsalala lioness resting on EP driveway
  • One unknown male leopard resting on our southern boundary
  • One female cheetah and 2 cubs resting on Safari airstrip
  • One buffalo bull feeding and drinking water at Big Dam

 

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

(30ºC)

  • One Breakaway Tsalala lioness feeding on a juvenile giraffe kill on Guarri Central Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, walking south from our airstrip
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree on Madash Road

 

Breakaway Tsalala female - Dawie Jacobs

Breakaway Tsalala female - Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 21 March 2013

(29ºC)

  • One buffalo bull feeding around Big Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard’s cub, chasing a hyena on Wetpatch Road
  • One elephant bull moving south on Marula Bult South
  • Lamula, the male leopard, resting at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants drinking water at Buff Pan

 

Friday, 22 March 2013

(30ºC)

  • A pack of 17 wild dogs chasing and killing an impala on Guarri Central Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub moving north on Madash Road
  • Two buffalo bulls wallowing in the mud on Ngala open area
  • Another buffalo bull feeding close to Serengeti Pan
  • Three Breakaway Tsalala lionesses resting close to Big Dam

 

Saturday, 23 March 2013

(30ºC)

  • Three Breakaway Tsalala lionesses resting on Track South
  • One buffalo bull resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding on EP floodplain
  • One buffalo bull resting close to 2nd Windmill Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, scent marking on 2nd Windmill Road
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Lowveld Link
  • Another breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Rhino Ring South

 

Salayexe`s cub in marula tree - Dawie Jacobs

Salayexe`s cub in marula tree - Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 24 March 2013

(30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding close to EP airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of about 40 elephants moving east towards Wetpatch open area
  • Four buffalo bulls drinking water on EP open area
  • Two buffalo bulls resting close to Shirley’s crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard’s cub resting in a Marula tree close to Eastern Bank Manyeleti Road

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