Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 28 July to 03 August 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Breakaway lion pride and three Majingi male lions feasting on a buffalo kill on Rhino Ring South

Lions with buffalo kill - Dawie Jacobs

Lions with buffalo kill – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 28 July 2014

(25ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride, accompanied by three Majingilane male lions, feeding on a buffalo kill on Rhino Ring South
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Zimba Bridge
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Marula Bult Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP airstrip
  • A pack of eleven wild dogs hunting impala at Serengeti open area

 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

(20ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride resting in the Manyeleti north of Grissly Bear Crossing
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving north from Shirley’s Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding close to Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding in Grissly Bear Crossing

 

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

(21ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride and four Majingilane male lions resting on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • Two Styx female lions and their 3 cubs feeding on a wildebeest kill on Safari airstrip
  • Anderson, the male leopard, mating with Salayexe, the female leopard, at Rhino Pan
  • The Breakaway lion pride and the 4 Majingi male lions resting on Guarri Central
  • Ten wild dogs with an impala kill on EP open area

 

Wild dog pups - Morné Fouché

Wild dog pups – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 31 July 2014

(23 ºC)

  • Two Styx female lions and their 3 cubs feeding on a wildebeest kill on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on the eastern side of EP open area
  • The Breakaway lion pride and one Majingi male lion moving west from Wetpatch open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • Eight wild dogs moving north from Shirley’s open area
  • Twelve buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Pan

 

Friday, 01 August 2014

(22 ºC)

  • Two Matimba male lions resting on 2nd Windmill road
  • Eight adult wild dogs with 6 pups playing at their den on Rocky Road
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding on Mamba Road
  • The Breakaway lion pride with one Majingi male lion resting on Ekiso Road
  • One Majingi male lion resting north om Zimba bridge
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting at Bushcamp Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP delivery road

Saturday, 02 August 2014

(24 ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving south from A-main
  • The Breakaway lion pride and 4 Majingi male lions feeding on a buffalo kill north of Our Father Crossing
  • Four sub-adult lions of the Styx pride resting at Big Dam
  • Tingana, the male leopard moving south from Marula Bult South
Male lion - Morné Fouché

Male lion – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 03 August 2014

(24 ºC)

  • Four Majingi male lions resting on our southern boundary
  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Safari cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Seepline
  • The Breakaway lion pride resting on Chestnut open area
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding at Safari dam

 

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