Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 02 to 08 January 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see five lions of the Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill at Grizzly Bear Crossing.

Tsalala lion pride – Louis Liversage

 

Monday, 2 January 2017
(32ºC)

  • Five lions of the Tsalala pride resting at Tamboti open area
  • Ten buffalo bulls resting on Guarri Central
  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes feeding on Sawmill Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking on EP driveway
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about hundred buffaloes feeding on Simbambili firebreak
  • Young Ingrid dam female leopard, resting on Guarri Central

 

Tuesday, 3 January 2017
(31ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting at Bushcamp Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on her juvenile impala kill on Ximungwe Road
  • A breeding herd of about hundred elephants feeding on Our Southern Boundary
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at 2nd Windmill Pan
  • Five lions of the Tsalala pride resting on Road 7
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Rampan
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP open area

 

Wednesday, 4 January 2017
(30ºC, 11mm)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, chasing her daughter Tiyani, into a tree on EP driveway
  • Five lions of the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • Young Ingrid dam female leopard, resting on EP airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding on A-main
  • Two elephant bulls drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main

 

Salayexe, the female leopard – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 5 January 2017
(33ºC)

  • One Birmingham male lion drinking water at Mafufunyane Pan
  • A breeding herd of about eighty buffaloes drinking water at Seef`s Pan
  • Five lions of the Tsalala pride, feeding on their buffalo kill at Grizzly Bear Crossing
  • Two female buffalo feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on a termite mound at Tamboti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes drinking water at Big Dam

 

Friday,6 January 2017

(35ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Saseka Road
  • Two elephant bulls fighting on Shirley`s Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree on Shirley`s open area
  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes feeding on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants moving south on Nyati Bamba Road
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Big Dam
  • One elephant bull feeding on Mfezi open area
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on Rhino Ring East
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Leadwood Road

 

Saturday, 7 January 2017

(26ºC, 5mm)

  • Three lions of the Styx pride resting with their two cubs west of MMM South
  • A breeding herd of about seven buffaloes resting on EP airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP airstrip
  • Five lions of the Tsalala pride resting on Leopard Drift Road
  • Styx lion pride resting on MMM south
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-Main
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Rhino Ring South
  • One elephant bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on Shortcut Wetpatch

Buffalo bulls – Louis Liversage

 

Sunday, 8 January 2017

(21ºC, 1mm)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Saseka road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Madash Road
  • Three wild dogs drinking water at 2nd Windmill
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on A-main
  • One elephant bull feeding on Sixes Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Chestnut open area
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