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Big 5 Sightings 24 to 30 November 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Nkuhuma male lion feasting on an adult buffalo cow at Simbambili Dam Monday, 24 November 2014 (36ºC, 19mm rain) Thandi, the female leopard, and her two cubs feeding on an impala kill on Gowrie Main Ten buffalo bulls moving north from Gowrie Main Five lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride, at Treehouse Pan Five Birmingham male lions hunting and killing a... Read more...

All you need to know about sunscreen

Most of us enjoy lying in the sun in order to achieve that nice, tanned look. We should, however, be aware of the damage sunbathing can cause. Your skin type is an important factor in determining the extent of skin damage you are prone to experience. People with fair skin are more vulnerable to the negative effects of the sun. Darker skin types can also be damaged, but to a lesser extent. Our... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 17 to 23 November 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one of the Matimba male lions mating with a young lioness at Anette’s Dam Monday, 17 November 2014 (28ºC) A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Safron Road Four Birmingham male lions resting on the western side of Madash Road A breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline Kwatile, the female leopard, resting on... Read more...

Big 5 Sightings 10 November to 16 November 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see four Birmingham male lions scent marking at Serengeti open area. Monday, 10 November 2014 (35ºC, 16mm) One buffalo bull resting at Kraaines Pan Four buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Pan Bahuti, the male leopard, feeding on a bushbuck kill east of Cheetah Plains driveway A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Safari airstrip One buffalo... Read more...

Rangers Report October 2014

Summer has officially arrived and we welcomed more birds of prey and other migrants. We also saw our first dung beetles rolling their dung balls down the road, sometimes even fighting over a pile of dung. Our first rain arrived when a massive thunder storm with strong winds came raging through the area. The wind was so strong that it even uprooted some big trees with ease. The average maximum... Read more...

Manager’s Report October 2014

Wild Photo of the Month As we sweep the 10th month of 2014 out of the door, just two months are left until we celebrate a brand new year. I can hardly believe that 2015 is just around the corner! I am happy to report that the bush is slowly, but surely recovering after the fire. The rain we received during October was a huge blessing and it is amazing to watch the barren, black areas turning into... Read more...

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