Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 26 August to 01 September

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Nkuhuma male lion mating with one of the Styx pride lionesses.

Nkuhuma male & Styx female – Morné Fouché

Nkuhuma male & Styx female – Morné Fouché

Monday, 26 August 2013

(26ºC)

  • Eight wild dogs resting on MMM North
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Five buffalo bulls resting on MMM South
  • One Styx pride lioness and the Nkuhuma male lion mating at Baboon Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Bushcamp East

 

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

(25ºC)

  • Mvula, the male leopard, stalking a steenbuck around One Eye Pan Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Xinzele Road
  • Six buffalo bulls drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding around Serengeti Pan
  • Twelve buffalo bulls resting on our Southern boundary

 

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

(26ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, and Salayexe, the female leopard, with an impala kill on Marula Bult Central
  • Two of the Styx pride lionesses and the Nkuhuma male lion resting on Horseshoe East
  • A breeding herd of about twenty five elephants feeding around Ngala open area
  • One elephant bull feeding close to Rampan

 

Giraffe male - Morné Fouché

Giraffe male – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 29 August 2013

(24ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, and Salayexe, the female leopard, still feeding on the impala kill on Marula Bult North
  • A breeding herd of about 800 buffaloes feeding on Pump Track
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding around Leeukuil
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 buffaloes feeding on Robson’s boundary
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring South

 

Friday, 30 August 2013

(26ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, mating with Kwatile, the female leopard, close to Londoz Drift
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Simbambili open area
  • Twenty buffalo bulls drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 800 buffaloes feeding around Madash Road

 

Saturday, 31 August 2013

(27ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls feeding around Zimba Bridge
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding around Serengeti Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • Four Breakaway Tsalala lionesses moving east from Puff adder Road
  • One male cheetah resting on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about 800 buffaloes feeding on 16th Crossing Road

 

Grey heron in the sun set - Morné Fouché

Grey heron in the sunset – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 01 September 2013

(28ºC)

  • Nsele, the female leopard, resting on Robson’s boundary
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding around Rampan
  • A breeding herd of about 800 buffaloes feeding around Wetpatch Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Seepline Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Puff adder Road
  • Another breeding herd of about sixty elephants feeding on Rocky Road
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