Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 14 to 20 October 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two of the Selati male lions scent marking on Mamba Road.

 

Selati male lions - Morné Fouché

Selati male lions – Morné Fouché

Monday, 14 October 2013

(43ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on a steenbuck kill north of Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding north of EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Two Selati male lions scent marking around Dead End Crossing

 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

(27ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Eight wild dogs resting on Safari airstrip
  • Two Styx female lions and one Nkuhuma male lion drinking water at Ingwe Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes feeding on One Eye Pan Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhulani Road

 

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

(33ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree on Kuala Bear Road
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving south on Rhino Midden Road with Nsele, the female leopard
  • Two Styx female lions and one Nkuhuma male lion resting on Wessels Old Driveway

 

Elephant taking a dust bath - Dawie Jacobs

Elephant taking a dust bath – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 17 October 2013

(24ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding in EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree on Horseshoe West
  • Six buffalo bulls resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes feeding on Horseshoe open area

 

Friday, 18 October 2013

(23ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree north of Rampan Pan
  • Mvula, the male leopard, resting north of Gowrie Main
  • One elephant bull feeding on MMM South
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM North
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting close to EP open area

 

Saturday, 19 October 2013

(20ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes resting on MMM South
  • Lamula, the male leopard, resting on A-main
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving north from Nyala Crossing

 

Anderson, the male leopard - Dawie Jacobs

Anderson, the male leopard – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 20 October 2013

(25ºC, 1mm)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, resting close to his impala kill south of Kraaines Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP Driveway
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Rocky Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving north from EP airstrip

 

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