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Rangers Report October 2014

Summer has officially arrived and we welcomed more birds of prey and other migrants. We also saw our first dung beetles rolling their dung balls down the road, sometimes even fighting over a pile of dung. Our first rain arrived when a massive thunder storm with strong winds came raging through the area. The wind was so strong that it even uprooted some big trees with ease. The average maximum temperature for October...

Manager’s Report October 2014

Wild Photo of the Month As we sweep the 10th month of 2014 out of the door, just two months are left until we celebrate a brand new year. I can hardly believe that 2015 is just around the corner! I am happy to report that the bush is slowly, but surely recovering after the fire. The rain we received during October was a huge blessing and it is amazing to watch the barren, black areas turning into a sea of green. We...

Big 5 Sightings 03 November to 09 November 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see how the Breakaway pride hunted and killed a buffalo cow the one afternoon close to a watering hole.   Monday, 3 November 2014 (27ºC, 1mm) Breakaway lion pride, feeding on a zebra kill on Zebra Drive A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Sixes Road Three buffalo bulls feeding on Sixes Road One elephant bull feeding on Safari airstrip One buffalo bull...

Big 5 Sightings 27 October to 02 November 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Shadow, the female leopard, with two cubs playing at their den on Mabonzo Shortcut. Monday, 27 October 2014 (23ºC) One elephant bull feeding on Green Thorn Six Buffalo bulls feeding on MM Boundary One Nkuhuma male lion feeding on a buffalo kill at Marakeng Drive A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at EP open area   Tuesday, 28 October...

Big 5 Sightings 20 to 26 October 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two Matimba male lions feeding on a hippo kill at Big Dam. Monday, 20 October 2014 (27ºC) The Breakaway lion pride with two Majingi male lions feeding a buffalo kill on Solar Panel Road A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Big Dam Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at EP/Manyeleti Crossing Three buffalo bulls feeding on Guarri...

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