Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 November 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree north of Horseshoe West!

 

Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree - Dawie Jacobs

Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 4 November 2013

(30ºC)

  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on MMM North
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Parallel Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on Parallel Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking on Nyati Bamba Road
  • One Nkuhuma male lion moving east from Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road

 

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

(35ºC)

  • Styx lion pride, resting east of Treehouse Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tingana, the male leopard, together with the young Robson’s male leopard, being chased by hyena`s around Serengeti Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding around Safari Driveway
  • One elephant bull feeding west of MMM North

 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

(33ºC)

  • Five buffalo bulls resting south of Serengeti Manyeleti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding around Kimbians Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding around Nyala Crossing

 

White-backed vulture - Dawie Jacobs

White-backed vulture – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 7 November 2013

(36ºC)

  • Two sub adult Tsalala lioness resting at Big Dam
  • Five buffalo bulls resting in the mud at Serengeti Pan
  • Four buffalo bulls resting south of Shenzele Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Ekiso Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding around Poacher’s Corner
  • Anderson , the male leopard, drinking water at Kraaines
  • Young Robson’s male leopard, moving south from Rhino Ring South
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding close to Grissly Bear Crossing

 

Friday, 8 November 2013

(26ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree north of Horseshoe West
  • A breeding herd of about one hundred buffalo moving east from Madash Road
  • One Nkuhuma male lion feeding on a buffalo kill south of Gowrie Main
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Seepline
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty five elephants feeding around Serengeti Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding around Mfezi open area

 

Saturday, 9 November 2013

(31ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, drinking water at Bushcamp Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants moving west from Big Dam
  • Six buffalo bulls resting at 2nd Windmill
  • One buffalo bull feeding west of Shirley’s Crossing
  • Nzele, the female leopard and the Anderson male leopard, moving west from Kraaines
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Bushcamp open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan

 

Young Styx male lion - Dawie Jacobs

Young Styx male lion – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 10 November 2013

(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of fifteen elephants feeding on Rocky Road
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on Robson’s boundary
  • The young Robson’s male leopard, moving south from Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west from Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of twenty elephants moving east on A-main

 

 

 

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