Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 24 February to 02 March 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two Styx female lions with three cubs resting south/east of Ingwe Pan.

 

Styx lioness with her cubs - Dawie Jacobs

A Styx lioness with her cubs – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 24 February 2014

(29ºC, 2mm Rain)

  •  Tingana, the male leopard, moving east from Bushcamp East
  • Mvula, the male leopard, feeding on a waterbuck kill just off One Eye Pan Road
  • Bawuti, the young male leopard, resting north of Mhisi Mati
  • The Styx lion pride resting at Ingwe Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Konkoni Road
  • One elephant bull feeding around Old Bushcamp
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Bushcamp Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting on Grasscut Road

 

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

(27ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Leopard Drift
  • One Majingi male lion moving west on our Southern Boundary
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Pan
  • A pack of nine wild dogs resting north of Simbambili Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about six elephants feeding on Rhulani Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Marula Bult
  • One elephant bull feeding at Tamboti Crossing

 

 

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

(31ºC)

  •  Four Styx sub adult lions resting at Ingwe Pan
  • Two Styx female lions with three cubs resting south/east of Ingwe Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Wessels Old driveway
  • Another elephant bull feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Bawuti, the young male leopard, resting close to Little Gowrie Lodge

 

Giraffe feeding - Dawie Jacobs

A giraffe feeding – Dawie Jacobs

 Thursday, 27 February 2014

(33ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, moving east from Buff Pan
  • Kurula, the female leopard, moving north from Gowrie Main
  • The Styx lion pride resting south of Ingwe open area
  • One bull elephant feeding south of Ingwe open area
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at 2nd Windmill

 

Friday, 28 February 2014

(35ºC)

  •  Five buffalo bulls resting on Madash Road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • Four sub adult Styx lions resting on A-main
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south in the Manyeleti rivers
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Safari airstrip
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Seepline Road
  • Two Styx female lions resting with three cubs in the Molowati river
  • A breeding herd of about 150 buffalos moving north in the Molowati river
  • Anderson, the male leopard, resting close to his impala kill on EP airstrip

 

Saturday, 1 March 2014

(34ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about fifteen elephant feeding on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about 150 buffalos feeding on Seepline
  • Two Styx female lions resting with three cubs in the Molowati river
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west from EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving north from Kraaines Pan
  • One bull elephant drinking water at Treehouse Pan

 

Male hippo giving us a yawn - Dawie Jacobs

A male hippo giving us a yawn – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 2 March 2014

(26ºC, 20mm rain)

  •  Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from EP open area
  • Three Majingi male lions resting at Land Cruiser Crossing
  • One elephant bull moving south from A-main
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam
  • The Fourway pride of lions resting on Safari driveway
  • The Styx lion pride resting at Buff Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on EP open area

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Big 5 Sightings 24 February to 02 March 2014”

  1. mgm1954 says:

    Classic photo from Dawie of hippo yawning. Can’t wait to visit in July. Good to see bush so green. The animals depend on it.

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