Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 22 to 28 April 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to have Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub with a bushbuck kill in a tree right in front of our Leopard Luxury Suite.

 

Salayexe the female leopard - Louis Liversage

Salayexe the female leopard - Louis Liversage

Monday, 22 April 2013

(26ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls feeding west of EP/Manyeleti crossing
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM South
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving west on Seepline Road
  • Two lionesses of the Tsalala pride and one Majingi male lion walking south from 15th Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Safari airstrip

 

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

(26ºC)

  • Four wild dogs moving west from Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM South
  • Xivambalana, the young male leopard, following Mvula, the male leopard, on MMM South
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking on Marula Bult North
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Hawk Eagle Road

 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

(25ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, hunting impala on Kudu Drift
  • One buffalo bull resting on Seepline Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Robson’s boundary
  • Two Majingi male lions feeding on a buffalo kill west of Rhino Ring West
  • Moya, the female leopard, moving south on Big Dam wall
  • One elephant bull feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants also feeding on Shirley’s open area

 

Impala herd - Louis Liversage

Impala herd - Louis Liversage

Thursday, 25 April 2013

(26ºC)

  • One Majingi male lion still feeding on the buffalo kill west of Rhino Ring West
  • Another Majingi male lion moving north on A-main
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from Kimbians Crossing
  • One buffalo bull feeding north of 2nd Windmill Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on the western side of Safari open area
  • One elephant bull feeding on 16th Crossing

 

Friday, 26 April 2013

(26ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub with a juvenile bushbuck kill in front of our lodge.
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty five elephants feeding around Wetpatch open area
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding close to Big Dam

 

Saturday, 27 April 2013

(29ºC)

  • Mvula, the male leopard, resting on Gowrie Main
  • Shadow, the female leopard and her two cubs feeding on an impala kill on Central Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on an impala kill close to Pungwe Island

 

Curious hyena inspecting our game drive vehicle - Louis Liversage

Curious hyena inspecting our game drive vehicle - Louis Liversage

Sunday, 28 April 2013

(29ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub still feeding on the impala kill close to Pungwe Island
  • Shadow, the female leopard, and her two cubs feeding on an impala kill on Central Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding east of Safari airstrip
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Eagle Owl Crossing
  • BB, the old lioness, and the sub-adult lioness of the Tsalala pride hunting impala on Safari airstrip

 

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One Response to “Big 5 Sightings 22 to 28 April 2013”

  1. tedfarren says:

    Awesome week. Extremely jealous!

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