Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 20 to 26 January 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see how a male cheetah stalked a herd of impala’s.

 

Cheetah - Morne Fouche

Cheetah – Morné Fouché

Monday, 20 January 2014

(32ºC)

  • The four Breakaway lionesses with their nine cubs resting at Big Dam Link South
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Mfezi open area
  • One buffalo bull drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from The Rocks
  • One bull elephant feeding at Ellie Ally

 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

(31ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Safari Dam
  • One buffalo bull feeding east of The Rocks
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east of The Rocks
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Boundary Pan
  • One bull elephant feeding on our Southern Boundary

 

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

(32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Hawk Eagle Road
  • Lamula, the male leopard, drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Serengeti open area
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Grsscut Road

 

Elephant bull - Morne Fouche

Elephant bull – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 23 January 2014

(34ºC)

  • One male cheetah moving north from Nkorho open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Gowrie Main
  • One buffalo bull resting at Rhino Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti open area
  • One elephant bull feeding at Serengeti Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Grasscut Road

 

Friday, 24 January 2014

(35ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, drinking water at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Seven buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Dam
  • One elephant bull moving west towards EP airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Buff Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls drinking water at Buff Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting on Rhino Ring South

 

Saturday, 25 January 2014

(35ºC, 6mm rain)

  • The Styx lion pride resting close to little Gowrie/Wessels cutline
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Rampan Pan
  • Lamula, the male leopard, resting on our Southern boundary
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving north on Little Gowrie driveway

 

Carmine Bee-eater - Morne Fouche

Carmine Bee-eater – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 26 January 2014

(29ºC)

  • Three buffalo bulls feeding at Serengeti Dam
  • The young Robsons male leopard, resting on Serengeti open area
  • The Styx lion pride resting close to Grasscut Road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Safari airstrip
  • One  elephant bull feeding on EP driveway

 

 

 

 

 

 

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