Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 23 to 29 December 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see all four the Majingi male lions together patrolling the boundaries of their territory

 

4 Majingi male lions - Morné Fouché

4 Majingi male lions – Morné Fouché

Monday, 23 December 2013

(33ºC)

  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Nyala Crossing
  • Eight buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Pan
  • Four buffalo bulls resting in the mud on Kuala Bear Road
  • Styx lion pride resting in Kubu Berry Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding close to Little Gowrie driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding at Mhisi Mati
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving west from Wessels/ Hoffman’s cutline
  • One pangolin moving east on Safari airstrip

 

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

(32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Grasscut Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Central Road
  • One elephant bull feeding close to The Rocks
  • Four buffalo bulls drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, stalking impalas on Track South
  • A pack of fifteen wild dogs hunting impalas around EP airstrip

 

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

(34ºC)

  • One elephant bull drinking water at Leeukuil Pan
  • Another elephant bull moving south on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Four Majingi male lions drinking water south of Treehouse Pan
  • A pack of fifteen wild dogs playing around Rhino Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Bushcamp West

 

Hyena cub resting - Devon Becker

Hyena cub resting – Devon Becker

Thursday, 26 December 2013

(31ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Ngala open area
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Pungwe Island
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring South
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, hunting impala on Wetpatch Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east on Drongo North
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding close to EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Leeukuil Pan

 

Friday, 27 December 2013

(30ºC, 22mm rain)

  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Saseka Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM South
  • One elephant bull feeding on Madash Road
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Gowrie Main
  • Bawuti, the young male leopard, moving north from Gowrie Main
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Marula Bult South

 

Saturday, 28 December 2013

(33ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, scent marking on Shortcut Wetpatch
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east from Kudu Drift
  • Four buffalo bulls and a breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on our Southern boundary
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Horseshoe West
  • A pack of fifteen wild dogs hunting and killing impalas on Safari airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • One elephant bull moving south on Central Road

 

White-faced whistling ducks - Devon Becker

White-faced whistling ducks – Devon Becker

Sunday, 29 December 2013

(24ºC, 72mm rain)

  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Safari airstrip
  • One unknown young male leopard moving south from Simbambili firebreak
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding in EP / Manyeleti Crossing
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding close to One Eye Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on A-main

 

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