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Big 5 Sightings 25 November to 01 December 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see 15 African wild dogs hunting and killing impalas on EP airstrip.

 

Wild dog pack - Morné Fouché

Wild dog pack – Morné Fouché

Monday, 25 November 2013

(28ºC)

  • Two elephant bulls feeding around Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull resting at Bushcamp Pan
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving west from Kuala Bear Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Chitwa/Little Gowrie cutline
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north on Madash Road

 

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

(31ºC)

  • Three Styx lionesses resting at Ingwe Pan
  • Four buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving north from Rhino Ring East
  • One buffalo bull resting at Bushcamp Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from Marula Bult Road
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving north from Saseka Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants moving west from Kudu Drift

 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

(35ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill in Pungwe Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Sixes Road
  • Four buffalo bulls drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, moving south from Wessels old driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Gowrie Main

 

Male giraffe - Morné Fouché

Male giraffe – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 28 November 2013

(23ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, chasing an unknown young male leopard on Ngala open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding at the Rocks
  • The young Robson’s male leopard moving south from Sixes Road

 

Friday, 29 November 2013

(24ºC)

  • 15 Wild dogs hunting and killing impalas on EP airstrip
  • Tingana, the male leopard, and Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north on our driveway
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving south on MMM North
  • One elephant bull feeding north of our Lodge
  • Kurula, the female leopard, moving west from One Eye Pan Road
  • The Styx lion pride moving east from Wessels/Hoffmans cutline
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Buff Pan

 

Saturday, 30 November 2013

(33ºC)

  • Bahuti, the young male leopard, with a juvenile impala kill north of Treehouse Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting on our Southern Boundary
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on our Southern Boundary
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from A-main
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving north from Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM South
  • Two buffalo bulls drinking water at Kraaines Pan
  • Two elephant bulls feeding close to Simbambili Dam

 

Bahuti the young male leopard - Morné Fouché

Bahuti, the young male leopard – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 1 December 2013

(26ºC, 7mm rain)

  • 15 Wild dogs resting on A-main, close to Serengeti open area
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a juvenile zebra kill on Marula Bult Central
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from Kraaines Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Kraaines Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM South

 


Big 5 Sightings 18 to 24 November 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Styx lion pride relaxing in the late afternoon sun on Gowrie main

The Styx lion pride - Devon Becker

The Styx lion pride – Devon Becker

Monday, 18 November 2013

(36ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Mvula, the male leopard, resting west of Annett’s/Wessels cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on EP driveway
  • Six buffalo bulls drinking water at Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

(26ºC)

  • One Styx female lion and one Nkuhuma male lion walking west from Wessels’ house
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding north of Treehouse Pan
  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving north from Safari driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Kraaines Pan
  • The young Robson’s male leopard, resting east of The Rocks

 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

(33ºC)

  • The young Robson’s male leopard still resting east of The Rocks
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Kraaines Pan
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Big Dam
  • Another buffalo bull resting west of Serengeti Pan
  • One Styx pride lioness resting on Parallel Road
  • Five buffalo bulls resting on Parallel Road

 

Hyena cub - Devon Becker

Hyena cub – Devon Becker

Thursday, 21 November 2013

(26ºC, 25mm rain)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from Shirley’s open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Marula Bult Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on our Southern Boundary
  • One elephant bull feeding on Rhino Ring East

 

Friday, 22 November 2013

(24ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east from Seepline Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephant’s drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Shadow, the female leopard, scent marking close to Boundary Pan

 

Saturday, 23 November 2013

(30ºC)

  • One female cheetah and her cub resting on Kaalkol West
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephant’s drinking water at Baboon Pan
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Road 47
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Horseshoe open area
  • Thandi, the female leopard, moving west from Chitwa driveway
  • Bahuti, the sub-adult male leopard, stalking a wildebeest at Treehouse Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Kraaines Pan
  • Another buffalo bull feeding close to Pungwe Pan

 

Giraffe and impala - Devon Becker

Giraffe and impala – Devon Becker

Sunday, 24 November 2013

(28ºC)

  • Bahuti, the sub-adult male leopard, resting north of Treehouse Pan
  • Four buffalo bulls resting in the mud at Bushcamp Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding close to Horseshoe open area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking around EP airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan
  • Seven buffalo bulls resting on Seepline

 


Big 5 Sightings 11 to 17 November 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a female cheetah and her cub resting on One Eye Pan Road!

 

Female cheetah and her cub - Louis Liversage

Female cheetah and her cub – Louis Liversage

Monday, 11 November 2013

(23ºC) 4mm of rain

  • One elephant bull feeding on Rocky Road
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about seven elephants feeding at The Rocks
  • Two elephant bulls moving west on Rhino Ring North
  • One male cheetah resting at Treehouse Pan
  • Five buffalo bulls resting at Eagle Owl Crossing

 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

(29ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, hunting warthogs on EP/Simbambili cutline
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding in EP floodplain
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on EP/Simbambili cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Bushcamp West

 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

(35ºC)

  • Two Styx female lions and one Nkuhuma male lion, moving south from Mpisi Pan
  • A breeding herd of about one hundred and fifty buffaloes moving east from Mpisi Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Bushcamp Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south on Madash Road
  • The young Robson’s male leopard, moving west from 16th Crossing Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding in Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan

 

Buffalo bull - Louis Liversage

Buffalo bull – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 14 November 2013

(36ºC)

  • One female cheetah and her cub resting at One Eye Pan Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Simbambili firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Pungwe Crossing

 

Friday, 15 November 2013

(37ºC)

  • Two Styx female lions and one Styx male lion, resting south of Treehouse Pan
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving east on Gowrie Main
  • One elephant bull moving north on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Leeukuil
  • Three buffalo bulls drinking water at 2nd Windmill
  • One buffalo bull drinking water at EP open area
  • Lamula, the male leopard, drinking water at Big Dam

 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

(30ºC)

  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Ekiso Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Simbambili firebreak
  • One elephant bull feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti

 

Nkuhuma male lion - Louis Liversage

Nkuhuma male lion – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 17 November 2013

(36ºC)

  • One buffalo bull feeding on Simbambili firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding in EP floodplain
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving north from Kudu Drift

 

 

 

 

 

 


Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 November 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree north of Horseshoe West!

 

Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree - Dawie Jacobs

Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 4 November 2013

(30ºC)

  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on MMM North
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Parallel Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on Parallel Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking on Nyati Bamba Road
  • One Nkuhuma male lion moving east from Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road

 

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

(35ºC)

  • Styx lion pride, resting east of Treehouse Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tingana, the male leopard, together with the young Robson’s male leopard, being chased by hyena`s around Serengeti Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding around Safari Driveway
  • One elephant bull feeding west of MMM North

 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

(33ºC)

  • Five buffalo bulls resting south of Serengeti Manyeleti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding around Kimbians Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding around Nyala Crossing

 

White-backed vulture - Dawie Jacobs

White-backed vulture – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 7 November 2013

(36ºC)

  • Two sub adult Tsalala lioness resting at Big Dam
  • Five buffalo bulls resting in the mud at Serengeti Pan
  • Four buffalo bulls resting south of Shenzele Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Ekiso Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding around Poacher’s Corner
  • Anderson , the male leopard, drinking water at Kraaines
  • Young Robson’s male leopard, moving south from Rhino Ring South
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding close to Grissly Bear Crossing

 

Friday, 8 November 2013

(26ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree north of Horseshoe West
  • A breeding herd of about one hundred buffalo moving east from Madash Road
  • One Nkuhuma male lion feeding on a buffalo kill south of Gowrie Main
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Seepline
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty five elephants feeding around Serengeti Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding around Mfezi open area

 

Saturday, 9 November 2013

(31ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, drinking water at Bushcamp Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants moving west from Big Dam
  • Six buffalo bulls resting at 2nd Windmill
  • One buffalo bull feeding west of Shirley’s Crossing
  • Nzele, the female leopard and the Anderson male leopard, moving west from Kraaines
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Bushcamp open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan

 

Young Styx male lion - Dawie Jacobs

Young Styx male lion – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 10 November 2013

(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of fifteen elephants feeding on Rocky Road
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on Robson’s boundary
  • The young Robson’s male leopard, moving south from Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west from Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of twenty elephants moving east on A-main

 

 

 


Big 5 Sightings 28 October to 03 November 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the two Tsalala female lions with their four young cubs.

 

Tsalala females with the 4 cubs - Morné Fouché

Tsalala females with the 4 cubs – Morné Fouché

Monday, 28 October 2013

(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Puff adder Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • Mvula, the male leopard, still feeding on the waterbuck kill on Hammerkop Nest Road
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Seepline Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP driveway

 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

(28ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, resting close to Big Dam
  • One elephant bull feeding on Madash Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Kuala Bear Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, scent marking on EP driveway
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding around Poacher’s Corner

 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

(32ºC, 40mm rain)

  • Two Majingi male lions with the two Tsalala lionesses and their four cubs resting on our Southern boundary
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Mfezi open area
  • One elephant bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding and drinking water on EP open area
  • Mvula, the male leopard, with a juvenile steenbuck kill on Airport Link Road

 

Buffalo Bull - Morné Fouché

Buffalo Bull – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 31 October 2013

(39ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on A-main Road
  • Xivambalana, the young male leopard, with a female impala kill on Wessels/Little Gowrie cutline
  • One buffalo bull feeding around Leeukuil Pan
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Madash Road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Xinzele Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhulani Road

 

Friday, 01 November 2013

(33ºC, 6mm rain)

  • Xivambalana, the young male leopard, still feeding on the female impala kill on Wessels/Little Gowrie cutline
  • One buffalo bull resting on Bushcamp East
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding north of EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding close to Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, stalking impalas on Guarri Central

 

Saturday, 02 November 2013

(25ºC)

  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Marula Bult Central
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Rocky Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Saseka Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Madash Road

 

Salayexe - Morné Fouché

Salayexe – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 03 November 2013

(26ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Lost Track
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on MMM North
  • Tingana, the male leopard, stalking and killing a juvenile bushbuck north of Tamboti Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking around Horseshoe open area
  • One elephant bull feeding in EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Xinzele Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Methlowani open area

 


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