Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 February 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was nine wild dogs moving north on MMM North

 

African wild dogs - Dawie Jacobs

African wild dogs – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 10 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on EP/Shirley`s cutline
  • The Nkuhuma lion pride resting on Methlowani Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving west on Wessels Old Driveway
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Mfesi open area

 

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

(31ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a female blue wildebeest kill on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM North
  • One elephant bull feeding on Safari airstrip
  • One buffalo bull resting on Safari airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP/Shirley`s cutline
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam

 

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • Nine wild dogs moving north on MMM North
  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Wessels/Annette’s cutline
  • Five lions of the Styx pride resting at Wessels/Annette’s cutline
  • Another breeding herd of twenty elephants feeding at Serengeti crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Pommies Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Seepline

 

Louis and a Styx lioness - Dawie Jacobs

Louis and a Styx lioness – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 13 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west on Safari/Shirley`s cutline
  • One elephant bull feeding on Konkoni Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in Serengeti Pan
  • A Breeding herd of five elephants feeding at Serengeti crossing
  • Another breeding herd of fifteen elephants moving north from our Southern boundary
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from EP Manyeleti crossing
  • Another breeding herd of fifteen elephants feeding east of EP open area

 

Friday, 14 February 2014

(26ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on MMM North
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the Manyeleti River, close to Old Bushcamp
  • One elephant bull moving west on Central Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • A breeding herd of five elephants feeding north of Safari/Shirley`s cutline
  • Another breeding herd of fifteen elephants moving east on Rhulani Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Madash Road

 

Saturday, 15 February 2014

(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south on Jerry Drive
  • A breeding herd of about twelve elephants moving South on Madash Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting west of Shirley`s Crossing
  • One elephant bull moving east from EP open area

 

Female impala running - Dawie Jacobs

Female impala running – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 16 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from Central Road
  • One buffalo bull resting at Kraaines
  • A breeding herd of five elephants moving east from Simbambili Dam
  • One buffalo bull resting at Leeukuil
  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Safari/Shirley’s Cutline
  • A pack of nine wild dogs chasing impala around Big Dam
  • One elephant bull moving east on Wetpatch Road
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