Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 16 to 22 September 2013

 

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a male cheetah resting east of Nyala Crossing!

 

Male cheetah - Louis Liversage

Male cheetah – Louis Liversage

Monday, 16 September 2013

(31ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP/Shirley’s Cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from Puff adder Road

 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

(32ºC)

  • Ten buffalo bulls resting on Robson’s boundary
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Londoz boundary
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty five elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving east on Gowrie Main
  • One male cheetah resting east of Nyala Crossing
  • Xivambalana, the male leopard, hunting and killing a helmeted guinea fowl on Little Gowrie/Chitwa cutline

 

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

(35ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving south on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Milkberry Road
  • Twenty buffalo bulls drinking water at Serengeti Dam
  • Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on a grey duiker kill in Nyala Crossing
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Sixes Road

 

Buffalo bull - Louis Liversage

Buffalo bull – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 19 September 2013

(35ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, resting on Serengeti Dam wall
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east from EP Driveway
  • Eight wild dogs resting on Mfezi open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants moving south from Leeukuil Pan
  • Two Styx female lions, resting on EP/Simbambili cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Bushcamp East
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west on Rhino Ring North

 

Friday, 20 September 2013

(36ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Twenty buffalo bulls drinking water at Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Rhulani Road
  • Shadow, the female leopard, feeding on a grey duiker kill north of Safari Dam
  • Xivambalana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill south/west of Gowrie Main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Old Staff Camp Pan

 

Saturday, 21 September 2013

(26ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving west on Milkberry Road
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Serengeti Dam
  • Shadow, the female leopard, still feeding on a grey duiker kill north of Safari Dam
  • Two Styx female lions moving north from Gowrie Main

 

Wild dogs - Louis Liversage

Wild dog – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 22 September 2013

(20ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about two hundred buffaloes resting on Safari airstrip
  • One bull elephant feeding on A-main
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a grey duiker kill on Kuala Bear Road
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving north from Puff adder Road
  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving west from Magic open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Kudu Drift

 

 

 

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