Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 March 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Fourway lion pride resting on Chitwa Chitwa airstrip. 

Fourway Lion pride - Devon Becker

Fourway Lion pride – Devon Becker

Monday, 10 March 2014

(26ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on A-main
  • The young Robson’s male leopard resting on Kuala Bear Road
  • One of Kurula’s male cubs moving south from Baboon Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting at the Rocks

 

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

(30ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south on Madash Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Madash Road
  • The Styx lion pride moving west from Seef’s Pan Road
  • One elephant bull moving east on Safari driveway
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving north from Kudu Drift
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on EP driveway

 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

(34ºC, 4.5mm rain)

  • One elephant bull moving east on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Six lions of the Styx pride resting at Simbambili open area
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at 2nd Windmill Road
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving south from our Southern Boundary

 

Breeding herd of elephants - Devon

Breeding herd of elephants – Devon

Thursday, 13 March 2014

(24ºC, 6mm rain)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Another breeding herd of about five elephants feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Rhino Ring South

 

Friday, 14 March 2014

(24ºC)

  • Three wild dogs resting on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south on Marula Bult Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Safari driveway
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Kudu Drift

 

Saturday, 15 March 2014

(30ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west on EP driveway
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Road 7
  • One buffalo bull resting on Simbambili Firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants moving south from Guarri Central

 

Giraffe - Devon Becker

Giraffe – Devon Becker

Sunday, 16 March 2014

(30ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP airstrip
  • One buffalo bull resting at Kimbians Crossing
  • Three wild dogs moving east on Simbambili Firebreak
  • One buffalo bull resting at Buff Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Simbambili Firebreak

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