Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 19 to 25 August 2013

The highlight of the week was to see eight wild dogs chasing around four spotted hyenas on EP Old driveway!

Hyena's & wild dogs - Dawie Jacobs

Hyenas & wild dogs – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 19 August 2013

(24ºC)

  • The Styx female lion pride feeding on a buffalo kill west of Chitwa Chitwa airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area
  • A small group of about ten buffalo bulls feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Xivambalana, the male leopard, resting in the Molowati River
  • The four Majingi male lions feeding on a buffalo kill on A-main
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding in Serengeti/Manyeleti crossing
  • Nsele, the female leopard, feeding on a warthog kill on EP/Shirley’s cutline with the Andersons male leopard close by

 

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

(24ºC)

  • Three Majingi male lions still feeding on the buffalo kill on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants also feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking on Wetpatch open area

 

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

(25ºC)

  • One Majingi male lion still feeding on the buffalo kill on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Xinzele Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east on Eastern Bank Manyeleti

 

Tingana the male leopard - Dawie Jacobs

Tingana the male leopard – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 22 August 2013

(22ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Eight wild dogs moving west from EP driveway
  • One young Tsalala female lion resting in the Wetpatch block
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Kimbians Crossing

 

Friday, 23 August 2013

(25ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east from Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • A small group of buffalo bulls resting on Saseka Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at EP open area

 

Saturday, 24 August 2013

(27ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting north of EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding around Rampan

 

Young Styx male lion feeding on a buffalo kill - Dawie Jacobs

Young Styx male lion feeding on a buffalo kill – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 25 August 2013

(23ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding west of Shirley’s Crossing
  • The Nkuhuma male lion mating with one of the Styx pride lionesses north of Baboon Pan
  • Two lionesses of the Styx pride resting on Chitwa Chitwa open area
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking around Serengeti Pan
  • Eight wild dogs hunting and killing an impala on Safari airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east on Wetpatch Road
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