Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 07 to 13 April 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the 3 Styx lion pride cubs playing around in the rain.

 

Flap Necked Chameleon - Dawie Jacobs

Flap Necked Chameleon – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 7 April 2014

(31ºC)

  •  Four sub-adult Styx lions resting on Seef’s Pan Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Horseshoe open area
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Two Styx female lions and their three cubs resting east of Safari airstrip
  • One buffalo bull resting east of Safari airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding on Simbambili Firebreak

 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

(29ºC)

  •  The Styx lion pride resting on Safari airstrip
  • Robson’s, the male leopard, moving east from Bushcamp East
  • One elephant bull feeding on Safari airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Pungwe open area

 

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

(28ºC)

  •  The Styx lion pride resting south of Lowveld Link
  • One buffalo bull resting south of Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Lamula, the male leopard, scent marking on Seepline Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking on Drongo South

 

Karula's son - Dawie Jacobs

Karula’s son – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 10 April 2014

(27ºC, 11mm rain)

  •  The Styx lion pride resting on Ncombe Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding close to Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Four buffalo bulls resting close to Land Cruiser Crossing

 

Friday, 11 April 2014

(25ºC)

  •  Two buffalo bulls feeding on EP open area
  • One buffalo bull resting north of EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Tingana, the male leopard, scent marking on Safari driveway
  • Wabayiza, the young male leopard, resting in a tree on Wessels old driveway
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Lucas open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Baboon Pan

 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

(27ºC)

  •  Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a marula tree on Eastern Bank Manyeleti Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding at 2nd Windmill Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting north of EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding close to Treehouse Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about fourty elephants feeding on Road 47 open area

 

Styx female lion with her cubs - Dawie Jacobs

Styx female lioness with her cubs – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 13 April 2014

(28ºC)

  •  Tingana, the male leopard, resting around One Eye Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Southern Fork Road
  • One buffalo bull resting on Grasscut Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Mafufunyana Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Methlowani open area
  • One buffalo bull resting south of Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing

 

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