Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 24 – 30 September 2012

Our Big 5 highlight of the week was to have 3 leopards, 1 male and 2 females, in the same sighting. We came across Tingana, the male, where he was mating with Kwatile. It was not long before Salayexe also came into the sighting and also mated with Tingana.

 

Tingana, Salayexe & Kwatile - Franscois Rosslee

Tingana, Salayexe & Kwatile - Franscois Rosslee

Monday, 24 September 2012

(30ºC)

  • Eight adult wild dogs with 6 pups feeding of a grey duiker on Nyati Bamba Road
  • A breeding herd of about 60 elephants feeding on Kudu Drift close to Seepline Road
  • Kwatile the leopard moving north east from Serengeti open area
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding close to Serengeti Pan

 

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

(24ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding around Eagle Owl crossing
  • Salayexe the leopard and her cub resting on EP open area
  • Tingana the leopard scent marking around Pungwe Pan

 

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

(31ºC)

  • Tingana and Kwatile the leopards mating in the Manyeleti dry riverbed
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Pungwe open area
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift close to A-Main

 

Young Tsalala lioness - Morné Fouché

Young Tsalala lioness - Morné Fouché

Thursday, 27 September 2012

(33ºC)

  • Three lioness of the Tsalala pride and the one cub moving east from Safari airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Tingana the leopard mating with Kwatile and Salayexe the females at Bushcamp

 

Friday, 28 September 2012

(35ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls resting close to the water at Serengeti
  • Three young Tsalala lionesses feeding on a waterbuck kill on Mabuza road
  • Tingana, Kwatile & Salayexe the leopards resting on Ngala open area
  • A small breeding herd of 6 elephants drinking at Gaby’s waterhole

 

Saturday, 29 September 2012

(32ºC)

  • An elephant cow with her 2 offspring feeding on A-Main close to Milkberry Road
  • Lamula the leopard scent marking on A-Main
  • Tingana, Salayexe and Kwatile the leopards chased up a tree by the 3 young Tsalala lionesses close to Rampan
  • A pack of 14 wild dogs chasing impala on EP open area
  • Three young Tsalala lionesses resting in the Manyeleti riverbed

 

Young elephant - Morné Fouché

Young elephant - Morné Fouché

Sunday, 30 September 2012

(30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding north of Boundary Pan
  • Three young Tsalala lionesses resting around Serengeti/Manyeleti crossing
  • A breeding herd of 10 elephants feeding on the southern part of our airstrip

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