Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 12 to 18 August 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Styx lion pride with a buffalo kill just off Mapogo Road

 

Styx lion pride with a buffalo kill - Louis Liversage

Styx lion pride with a buffalo kill – Louis Liversage

Monday, 12 August 2013

(25ºC)

  • Four Majingi male lions resting on Lucas open area
  • Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Shadow, the female leopard, on Marakeng Drive
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving east from MMM North
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Rampan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Seepline Road

 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

(28ºC)

  • Four buffalo bulls feeding at The Rocks
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Horseshoe open area
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, moving east from Safari airstrip
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from EP driveway
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding close to Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan

 

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

(29ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Horseshoe East
  • The Styx lion pride resting east of Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes feeding around One Eyed Pan Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting south of EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about sixty elephants feeding around Eastern Bank Manyeleti Road

 

African wildcat - Louis Liversage

African wildcat – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 15 August 2013

(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about sixty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding and drinking water at Safari Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes feeding south of Kimbians Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes feeding on Rhino Ring West

 

Friday, 16 August 2013

(30ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Sawmill Road
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes feeding on Marula Bult South
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding around Shirley’s crossing
  • The Styx lion pride with a buffalo kill on Mapogo Road

 

Saturday, 17 August 2013

(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes moving north from Eastern Bank Marakeng
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • The Styx lion pride still feeding on the buffalo kill on Mapogo Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west from Bushcamp East
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Kudu Drift

 

Tingana, the male, and Shadow, the female leopard - Louis Liversage

Tingana, the male, and Shadow, the female leopard – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 18 August 2013

(29ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride still feeding on the buffalo kill on Mapogo Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving west from Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding close to Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • The sub adult Tsalala pride lioness stalking impalas on Rhino Ring East
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding close to EP/Manyeleti Crossing

 

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