Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 25 November to 01 December 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see 15 African wild dogs hunting and killing impalas on EP airstrip.

 

Wild dog pack - Morné Fouché

Wild dog pack – Morné Fouché

Monday, 25 November 2013

(28ºC)

  • Two elephant bulls feeding around Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull resting at Bushcamp Pan
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving west from Kuala Bear Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Chitwa/Little Gowrie cutline
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north on Madash Road

 

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

(31ºC)

  • Three Styx lionesses resting at Ingwe Pan
  • Four buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving north from Rhino Ring East
  • One buffalo bull resting at Bushcamp Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from Marula Bult Road
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving north from Saseka Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants moving west from Kudu Drift

 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

(35ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill in Pungwe Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Sixes Road
  • Four buffalo bulls drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, moving south from Wessels old driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Gowrie Main

 

Male giraffe - Morné Fouché

Male giraffe – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 28 November 2013

(23ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, chasing an unknown young male leopard on Ngala open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding at the Rocks
  • The young Robson’s male leopard moving south from Sixes Road

 

Friday, 29 November 2013

(24ºC)

  • 15 Wild dogs hunting and killing impalas on EP airstrip
  • Tingana, the male leopard, and Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north on our driveway
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving south on MMM North
  • One elephant bull feeding north of our Lodge
  • Kurula, the female leopard, moving west from One Eye Pan Road
  • The Styx lion pride moving east from Wessels/Hoffmans cutline
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Buff Pan

 

Saturday, 30 November 2013

(33ºC)

  • Bahuti, the young male leopard, with a juvenile impala kill north of Treehouse Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting on our Southern Boundary
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on our Southern Boundary
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from A-main
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving north from Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM South
  • Two buffalo bulls drinking water at Kraaines Pan
  • Two elephant bulls feeding close to Simbambili Dam

 

Bahuti the young male leopard - Morné Fouché

Bahuti, the young male leopard – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 1 December 2013

(26ºC, 7mm rain)

  • 15 Wild dogs resting on A-main, close to Serengeti open area
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a juvenile zebra kill on Marula Bult Central
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from Kraaines Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Kraaines Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM South

 

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