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Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 March 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Fourway lion pride resting on Chitwa Chitwa airstrip. 

Fourway Lion pride - Devon Becker

Fourway Lion pride – Devon Becker

Monday, 10 March 2014

(26ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on A-main
  • The young Robson’s male leopard resting on Kuala Bear Road
  • One of Kurula’s male cubs moving south from Baboon Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting at the Rocks

 

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

(30ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south on Madash Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Madash Road
  • The Styx lion pride moving west from Seef’s Pan Road
  • One elephant bull moving east on Safari driveway
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving north from Kudu Drift
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on EP driveway

 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

(34ºC, 4.5mm rain)

  • One elephant bull moving east on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Six lions of the Styx pride resting at Simbambili open area
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at 2nd Windmill Road
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving south from our Southern Boundary

 

Breeding herd of elephants - Devon

Breeding herd of elephants – Devon

Thursday, 13 March 2014

(24ºC, 6mm rain)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Another breeding herd of about five elephants feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Rhino Ring South

 

Friday, 14 March 2014

(24ºC)

  • Three wild dogs resting on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south on Marula Bult Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Safari driveway
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Kudu Drift

 

Saturday, 15 March 2014

(30ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west on EP driveway
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Road 7
  • One buffalo bull resting on Simbambili Firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants moving south from Guarri Central

 

Giraffe - Devon Becker

Giraffe – Devon Becker

Sunday, 16 March 2014

(30ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP airstrip
  • One buffalo bull resting at Kimbians Crossing
  • Three wild dogs moving east on Simbambili Firebreak
  • One buffalo bull resting at Buff Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Simbambili Firebreak

Big 5 Sightings 03 to 09 March 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see twelve wild dogs hunting impalas on A-main.

 

African wild dogs - Louis Liversage

African wild dogs – Louis Liversage

Monday, 3 March 2014

(24ºC, 39mm rain)

  •  Three Majingi male lions feeding on a juvenile buffalo kill on A-main
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting close to EP Lodge
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on One Eye Pan Road
  • Twelve wild dogs moving east on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area

 

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

(30ºC, 200mm rain)

  •  A young Robsons male leopard moving west from Rhino Ring East
  • Twelve wild dogs moving west on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting up in a tree on EP driveway

 

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

(30ºC, 85mm rain)

  •  Twelve wild dogs feeding on an impala kill on Francolin Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on EP driveway
  • Two sub adult Styx male lions and two sub adult Styx female lions resting on Safari driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • One elephant bull moving east from EP driveway

 

Elephant bull - Louis Liversage

Elephant bull – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 6 March 2014

(27ºC, 8mm rain)

  •  One elephant bull feeding west of Kraaines Pan
  • Four buffalo bulls resting at Poacher’s Corner
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rocky Road

 

Friday, 7 March 2014

(32ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM-North
  • A young Robsons male leopard resting at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • One buffalo bull resting at Poacher’s Corner
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP airstrip

Saturday, 8 March 2014

(32ºC, 3mm rain)

  •  One elephant bull feeding on MMM-North
  • One Styx female lion resting on MMM-South
  • Twelve wild dogs hunting on Safari airstrip
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM-North

 

Majingi male lions - Louis Liversage

Majingi male lions – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 9 March 2014

(32ºC, 3mm rain)

  •  Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • One buffalo bull resting at Rhino Pan

 


Big 5 Sightings 24 February to 02 March 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two Styx female lions with three cubs resting south/east of Ingwe Pan.

 

Styx lioness with her cubs - Dawie Jacobs

A Styx lioness with her cubs – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 24 February 2014

(29ºC, 2mm Rain)

  •  Tingana, the male leopard, moving east from Bushcamp East
  • Mvula, the male leopard, feeding on a waterbuck kill just off One Eye Pan Road
  • Bawuti, the young male leopard, resting north of Mhisi Mati
  • The Styx lion pride resting at Ingwe Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Konkoni Road
  • One elephant bull feeding around Old Bushcamp
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Bushcamp Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting on Grasscut Road

 

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

(27ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Leopard Drift
  • One Majingi male lion moving west on our Southern Boundary
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Pan
  • A pack of nine wild dogs resting north of Simbambili Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about six elephants feeding on Rhulani Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Marula Bult
  • One elephant bull feeding at Tamboti Crossing

 

 

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

(31ºC)

  •  Four Styx sub adult lions resting at Ingwe Pan
  • Two Styx female lions with three cubs resting south/east of Ingwe Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Wessels Old driveway
  • Another elephant bull feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Bawuti, the young male leopard, resting close to Little Gowrie Lodge

 

Giraffe feeding - Dawie Jacobs

A giraffe feeding – Dawie Jacobs

 Thursday, 27 February 2014

(33ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, moving east from Buff Pan
  • Kurula, the female leopard, moving north from Gowrie Main
  • The Styx lion pride resting south of Ingwe open area
  • One bull elephant feeding south of Ingwe open area
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at 2nd Windmill

 

Friday, 28 February 2014

(35ºC)

  •  Five buffalo bulls resting on Madash Road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • Four sub adult Styx lions resting on A-main
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south in the Manyeleti rivers
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Safari airstrip
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Seepline Road
  • Two Styx female lions resting with three cubs in the Molowati river
  • A breeding herd of about 150 buffalos moving north in the Molowati river
  • Anderson, the male leopard, resting close to his impala kill on EP airstrip

 

Saturday, 1 March 2014

(34ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about fifteen elephant feeding on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about 150 buffalos feeding on Seepline
  • Two Styx female lions resting with three cubs in the Molowati river
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west from EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving north from Kraaines Pan
  • One bull elephant drinking water at Treehouse Pan

 

Male hippo giving us a yawn - Dawie Jacobs

A male hippo giving us a yawn – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 2 March 2014

(26ºC, 20mm rain)

  •  Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from EP open area
  • Three Majingi male lions resting at Land Cruiser Crossing
  • One elephant bull moving south from A-main
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam
  • The Fourway pride of lions resting on Safari driveway
  • The Styx lion pride resting at Buff Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on EP open area

 

 

 


Big 5 Sightings 17 to 23 February 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill at Simbambili open area

 

Tingana the male leopard - Devon Becker

Tingana the male leopard – Devon Becker

Monday, 17 February 2014

(31ºC)

  • Five wild dogs moving east from MMM South
  • One buffalo bull resting at Big Dam
  • Another buffalo bull drinking water at Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of twenty elephants feeding on Airport Link
  • One elephant bull moving north on MMM South
  • A breeding herd of fifteen elephants feeding on Guarri Central
  • One elephant bull feeding at Bushcamp Pan
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving west from EP airstrip

 

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

(33ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, moving north from our Southern boundary
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill at Simbambili Open area
  • A breeding herd of five elephants moving west from Simbambili Dam
  • One buffalo bull resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of twelve elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of ten elephants moving south on Track South

 

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

(30ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill at Simbambili Open area
  • A breeding herd of fifteen elephants feeding on Impala Road
  • Another breeding herd of ten elephants moving north on Madash Road
  • One elephant bull also moving north on Madash Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of five elephants feeding east of Kudu Drift
  • Another breeding herd of fifteen elephants feeding at Grizzly Bear Crossing

 

Elephant cow - Devon Becker

Elephant cow – Devon Becker

Thursday, 20 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride hunting impala on Tamboti open area
  • A pack of nine wild dogs feeding on an impala kill south of Simbambili Dam
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill at Simbambili open area
  • One buffalo bull resting at Old Bushcamp
  • A breeding herd of ten elephants moving south from A-main
  • A breeding herd of fifteen elephants drinking water at Simbambili Dam
  • Another breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Shinzele Road
  • Another breeding herd of six elephants moving north across Simbambili open area
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffalo feeding at Knobthorn Pan

 

Friday, 21 February 2014

(26ºC)

  • A pack of nine wild dogs hunting impala around EP Driveway
  • A breeding herd of seven elephants feeding on Central Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants moving north on Madash Road
  • One buffalo bull drinking water at Big Dam
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, moving north from our Southern boundary
  • A breeding herd of twenty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • One buffalo bull resting on Big Dam Link South

 

Saturday, 22 February 2014

(26ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride resting on Safari Donga North
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffalo resting on our Southern boundary
  • A breeding herd of fifteen elephants feeding on A-Main
  • One buffalo bull resting at Serengeti Pan

 

African wild dogs - Devon Becker

African wild dogs – Devon Becker

Sunday, 23 February 2014

(30ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride resting on Safari airstrip
  • Mvula, the male leopard, resting east of Treehouse Pan
  • A breeding herd of six elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Manyeleti crossing
  • One buffalo bull resting at Serengeti Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • The young Robson’s male leopard moving west from Mfezi open area
  • A breeding herd of fifteen elephants feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • One elephant bull feeding around EP airstrip

 

 

 

 

 

 


Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 February 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was nine wild dogs moving north on MMM North

 

African wild dogs - Dawie Jacobs

African wild dogs – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 10 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on EP/Shirley`s cutline
  • The Nkuhuma lion pride resting on Methlowani Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving west on Wessels Old Driveway
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Mfesi open area

 

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

(31ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a female blue wildebeest kill on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM North
  • One elephant bull feeding on Safari airstrip
  • One buffalo bull resting on Safari airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP/Shirley`s cutline
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam

 

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • Nine wild dogs moving north on MMM North
  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Wessels/Annette’s cutline
  • Five lions of the Styx pride resting at Wessels/Annette’s cutline
  • Another breeding herd of twenty elephants feeding at Serengeti crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Pommies Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Seepline

 

Louis and a Styx lioness - Dawie Jacobs

Louis and a Styx lioness – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 13 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west on Safari/Shirley`s cutline
  • One elephant bull feeding on Konkoni Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in Serengeti Pan
  • A Breeding herd of five elephants feeding at Serengeti crossing
  • Another breeding herd of fifteen elephants moving north from our Southern boundary
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from EP Manyeleti crossing
  • Another breeding herd of fifteen elephants feeding east of EP open area

 

Friday, 14 February 2014

(26ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on MMM North
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the Manyeleti River, close to Old Bushcamp
  • One elephant bull moving west on Central Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • A breeding herd of five elephants feeding north of Safari/Shirley`s cutline
  • Another breeding herd of fifteen elephants moving east on Rhulani Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Madash Road

 

Saturday, 15 February 2014

(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south on Jerry Drive
  • A breeding herd of about twelve elephants moving South on Madash Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting west of Shirley`s Crossing
  • One elephant bull moving east from EP open area

 

Female impala running - Dawie Jacobs

Female impala running – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 16 February 2014

(32ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from Central Road
  • One buffalo bull resting at Kraaines
  • A breeding herd of five elephants moving east from Simbambili Dam
  • One buffalo bull resting at Leeukuil
  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Safari/Shirley’s Cutline
  • A pack of nine wild dogs chasing impala around Big Dam
  • One elephant bull moving east on Wetpatch Road

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