Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Manager’s Report December 2014

Wild photo of the month December was a great month to end the year. We had lovely animal sightings, shared happiness and laughter over the festivities of Christmas and New Year’s and just before we said our last goodbyes to 2014, we received a heavy downpour of rain. This was our first heavy rains for the season and we welcomed it with open arms. The rain we received was just enough to turn the dry Manyeleti River...

Rangers Report December 2014

I cannot believe that 2014 came to an end so soon. It feels like just yesterday that we greeted it with open arms. The year was full of excitement, challenges and great surprises! It was such a treat to be out in the bush during this past year. Always remember, when you come on safari, that there are more to the bush than just the big animals. Take the time to stop and look at the frogs, beetles and flowers. Learn...

Big 5 Sightings 01 to 07 December 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see sixteen wild dogs moving east from Shirley’s open area Monday, 1 December 2014 (28ºC) A breeding herd of about twenty elephants moving west from EP driveway One buffalo bull resting at Gaby’s Crossing One Nkuhuma male lion still feeding on his buffalo kill at Simbambili Dam One elephant bull feeding on Zebra Drive Another elephant bull feeding on Seepline Another...

Big 5 Sightings 24 to 30 November 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Nkuhuma male lion feasting on an adult buffalo cow at Simbambili Dam Monday, 24 November 2014 (36ºC, 19mm rain) Thandi, the female leopard, and her two cubs feeding on an impala kill on Gowrie Main Ten buffalo bulls moving north from Gowrie Main Five lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride, at Treehouse Pan Five Birmingham male lions hunting and killing a juvenile buffalo on...

All you need to know about sunscreen

Most of us enjoy lying in the sun in order to achieve that nice, tanned look. We should, however, be aware of the damage sunbathing can cause. Your skin type is an important factor in determining the extent of skin damage you are prone to experience. People with fair skin are more vulnerable to the negative effects of the sun. Darker skin types can also be damaged, but to a lesser extent. Our skin goes darker when...

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