Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 05 to 11 August 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was when we saw the four Breakaway Tsalala pride lionesses with nine cubs and two of the Majingi male lions resting on our Southern Boundary.

 

The Tsalala pride with their cubs and the Majingi male lions

The Tsalala pride females with their cubs and the Majingi male lions – Morné Fouché

Monday, 5 August 2013

(24ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Mhisi Pan
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on A-main
  • Moya, the female leopard, resting on Saseka Road
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Rocky Road

 

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

(25ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride resting close to Seef’s Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, and Salayexe, the female leopard, mating on Saffron Road
  • One male cheetah moving east on Simbambili firebreak

 

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

(26ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Impala Road
  • Another breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Grasscut Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Rocky Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, and Salayexe, the female leopard, mating at the Old Staff Camp waterhole
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Shirley’s Crossing Road

 

Wildebeest - Morné Fouché

Wildebeest – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 8 August 2013

(29ºC)

  • One Nkuhuma male lion resting on Xinzele Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Guarri Central Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Seef’s Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving south on Bushcamp East
  • A breeding herd of about five elephants drinking water at Leeukuil
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding west of Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 400 buffaloes drinking water at Simbambili Dam

 

Friday, 9 August 2013

(26ºC, 12mm)

  • A breeding herd of about 400 buffaloes moving west from Robson’s boundary
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Simbambili driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Pan Road

 

Saturday, 10 August 2013

(19ºC)

  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Puff adder Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving west on our Southern boundary
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • The Styx female lion pride resting on Gowrie Main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main

 

Lamula the male leopard - Morné Fouché

Lamula the male leopard – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 11 August 2013

(24ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking on EP driveway
  • Nsele, the female leopard, scent marking on Rhino Pan Road
  • Mvula, the male leopard, scent marking on Southern Fork Road
  • Two Majingi male lions and the four Breakaway Tsalala lionesses and their nine cubs resting on our Southern boundary
  • One elephant bull feeding on Robson’s boundary
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on 1st Windmill Road

 

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