Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 06 – 12 May 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the two Majingi male lions and the three Tsalala lioness resting on Madash Road!

 

Majingi male lions - Devon Becker

Majingi male lions - Devon Becker

Monday, 6 May 2013

(23ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Grasscut Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub, moving south from Land Cruiser Crossing
  • Styx female pride of lions resting east of Safari airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding on MMM South
  • Three Tsalala lioness moving north of Guarri Central

 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

(24ºC)

  • Nine wild dogs hunting impalas at EP open area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east from Tamboti open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Leopard Drift
  • Tsalala female lions resting at Kraaines Dam

 

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

(26ºC)

  • Tsalala female lions still resting at Kraaines Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding north of Kraaines Dam
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Sawmill Road

 

Thandi, the female leopard's cub - Morné Fouche

Thandi, the female leopard's cub - Morné Fouche

Thursday, 9 May 2013

(27ºC)

  • Two Majingi male lions and three Tsalala lioness resting on Madash Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Lamula, the male leopard and an unknown male leopard, having a standoff on our Southern boundary
  • One male cheetah with a juvenile kudu kill on Chitwa open area
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding and drinking water at Leeukuil
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking on Bushcamp East

 

Friday, 10 May 2013

(23ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about sixty elephants feeding and drinking water at Leeukuil
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub, playing on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • One sub adult lioness of the Tsalala pride resting on EP drive way
  • Lamula, the male leopard, scent marking on Grasscut Road
  • Moya, the female leopard, moving west on Seepline Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west on Wetpatch Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Pungwe Island

 

Saturday, 11 May 2013

(26ºC, 15mm rain)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Madash Road
  • A pack of five wild dogs moving west on our Southern boundary
  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants drinking water at Leeukuil
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding north of Zimba Bridge
  • One buffalo bull resting in the dry Manyeleti river bed close to Serengeti Pan

 

Beautiful Sunset  - Morné Fouche

Beautiful Sunset - Morné Fouche

Sunday, 12 May 2013

(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Marula Bult
  • One buffalo feeding on A-main close to Milkberry Road
  • Thandi, the female leopard and her two cubs, playing on One Eye Pan Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, hunting impala on Guarri Central

 

 

 

 

 

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