Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 02 to 08 September 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to have seen one of the Majingi male lions in our area on a morning drive trailing the Tsalala lionesses!

 

Majingi male lion - Dawie Jacobs

Majingi male lion – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 02 September 2013

(28ºC)

  • Thandi, the female leopard and her cub, feeding on a bushbuck kill on Styx Shortcut Road
  • Shadow, the female leopard, stalking impalas on MMM South
  • A breeding herd of about eight hundred buffaloes feeding around Red Dam
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Gowrie Main

 

Tuesday, 03 September 2013

(29ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Tsololo Road
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding close to Zimba Bridge
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a juvenile bushbuck kill on Xinzele Road
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Xinzele Road

 

Wednesday, 04 September 2013

(29ºC)

  • Styx lion pride, resting on Chitwa Chitwa open area
  • Nkuhuma male lion feeding on a wildebeest kill on Gowrie Main
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Serengeti open area

 

Nyala drinking at Rampan - Devon Becker

Nyala drinking at Rampan – Devon Becker

Thursday, 05 September 2013

(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on 15th Crossing Road
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Konkoni Road
  • Nkuhuma male lion still feeding on the wildebeest kill on Gowrie Main
  • Twelve buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Pan

 

Friday, 06 September 2013

(30ºC)

  • Five buffalo bulls feeding around Serengeti Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, stalking and killing a sub adult male bushbuck close to Tamboti Crossing
  • Tingana, the male leopard, stalking a grey duiker on the firebreak
  • Nkuhuma male lion still feeding on the wildebeest kill on Gowrie Main
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Leeukuil
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding close to Kimbians Crossing

 

Saturday, 07 September 2013

(30ºC)

  • Three Tsalala lionesses and one Majingi male lion stalking impalas close to EP open area
  • Moya, the female leopard, scent marking at Big Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, stalking impalas on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding close to Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • A herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Seepline Road

 

Nzele, the female leopard - Dawie Jacobs

Nzele, the female leopard – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 08 September 2013

(37ºC)

  • Ten buffalo bulls drinking water at Big Dam
  • Seven buffalo bulls drinking water at Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • Lamula, the male leopard and another young male leopard, having a standoff around Big Dam

 

 

 

 

 

 

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