Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 30 September to 06 October 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the four Breakaway female lions with their 9 cubs playing in the Manyelei River at Our Father’s Crossing

 

Breakaway females with cubs - Morné Fouché

Breakaway females with cubs – Morné Fouché

Monday, 30 September 2013

(22ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding in EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Seef’s Pan Road
  • Xivambalana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Road 47

 

 

Tuesday, 01 October 2013

(25ºC)

  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Madash Road
  • Xivambalana, the male leopard, still feeding on his kill on Road 47
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Saseka Road
  • Another two buffalo bulls feeding on Zimba Bridge

 

Wednesday, 02 October 2013

(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from A-main
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Parallel Road
  • Twelve buffalo bulls resting on Mfezi open area
  • Another five buffalo bulls resting on our Southern Boundary

 

Nyala female - Morné Fouché

Nyala female – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 03 October 2013

(30ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • Another ten buffalo bulls feeding on Rocky Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Safari airstrip

 

Friday, 04 October 2013

(33ºC)

  • The four Breakaway female lions with their 9 cubs playing in the Manyeleti river at Our Fathers Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding south of Pommies Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls drinking water at Kraaines Pan
  • Another two buffalo bulls drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Another twenty buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding in Eagle Owl Crossing

 

Saturday, 05 October 2013

(30ºC)

  • Four Breakaway lionesses resting on Kuala Bear Road
  • The Anderson young male leopard, mating with Nsele, the female leopard, around Dead End Crossing
  • One elephant bull feeding on Impala Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding close to Grissly Bear Crossing

 

Zebra herd - Morné Fouché

Zebra herd – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 06 October 2013

(33ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants moving west from Rhino Ring North
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving north from Our Father Crossing
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from Leeukuil Pan and Anderson, the male leopard, moving north from Leeukuil Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Ngala open area
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