Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 01 to 07 September 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard, stalking and killing an impala on Jerry Drive. With the alarm calls of the rest of the impalas, Tingana, the male leopard, arrived on the scene and chased her off her kill.

Salayexe with her kill - Morné Fouché

Salayexe with her kill – Morné Fouché

Monday, 1 September 2014
(23ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Boundary Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes moving east from Our Southern Boundary

 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014
(22ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Shirley’s Crossing
  • About twenty buffalo bulls feeding on Our Southern Boundary
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Leeukuil
  • About fifteen buffalo bulls feeding at Kudu Drift

 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014
(22ºC)

  • Karula, the female leopard, feeding on a bushbuck kill at Buff Skull North
  • About twenty buffalo bulls feeding on Milkberry
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Buff Skull North
  • Another three buffalo bulls feeding on Madash
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on a bushbuck kill east of Rampan
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Wetpatch open area
Zebra - Morné Fouché

Zebra – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 4 September 2014
(23ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Central Road
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Our Southern Boundary
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, still feeding on the bushbuck kill east of Rampan
  • A breeding herd of about 300-400 buffaloes moving north over Gowrie Main
  • Kurula, the female leopard, still on the bushbuck kill on Buff Scull North
  • Fifteen buffalo bulls resting north of Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing

 

Friday, 5 September 2014
(23 ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Seepline
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from Big Dam
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving north from Kuala Bear Road
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes moving north from Zebra Drive
  • Another breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding on Leopard Drift

 

Saturday, 6 September 2014
(26 ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from Ekiso
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on our southern boundary
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding close to Serengeti Pan
Young giraffe - Morné Fouché

Young giraffe – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 7 September 2014
(29 ºC)

  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on our southern boundary
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and Tingana, the male leopard, on an impala kill on Jerry Drive
  • One young male leopard resting on Seepline
  • Lamula, the male leopard, resting north of Serengeti/Manyeleti crossing
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Mfezi open area
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Twenty buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing

 

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