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Manager’s Report June 2017

Manager’s Report June 2017

Note from the webmaster: We've been working on upgrading the Big 5 Blog the past few months, and for this reason we have not been able to publish our regular manager- and ranger reports. We apologise for this but hope that you will enjoy the flood of news that has...

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Rangers Report June 2017

Rangers Report June 2017

It is hard to imagine that we are half way through the year, when it still feels like we celebrated new year’s yesterday. I now know why people always say that time flies when you are having fun! The winter is finally here and we had a few very crisp mornings and some...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 09 to 15 October 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was the two male cheetah’s who came to surprise us on Gowrie Main. Monday, 9 October 2017 (29ºC, 28mm rain) Tiyani, the female leopard, moving east from EP airstrip A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Leopard Drift...

Big 5 Sightings 25 September to 01 October 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Kuchava, the female leopard, at Linda’s Dam Monday, 25 September 2017 (35ºC) Moya, the female leopard, resting with her cub at Serengeti Pan A breeding herd of about twenty elephants...

Big 5 Sightings 18 to 24 September 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see how gentle the Styx pride lioness when she carried her tiny cubs in her mouth to a new den. Monday, 18 September 2017 (28ºC) Moya the female leopard walking with her cub along Serengeti Pan Four lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride...

Big 5 Sightings 11 to 17 September 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was One of the Ximhungwe lionesses being chased of her impala kill by a pack of hyenas at Picanini Utah pan Monday, 11 September 2017 (38ºC) A breeding herd of thirty elephants feeding on Francolin road One lioness of the Ximhungwe...

Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 September 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on her impala kill on Madash Road Monday, 4 September 2017 (30ºC) Five buffalo bulls resting on Star Chestnut Road Tiyani, the female leopard still feeding on her impala kill on Madash Road Two...

Big 5 Sightings 28 August to 03 September 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Pangolin foraging for food around Pungwe Pan Monday, 28 August 2017 (27ºC) A Breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Horseshoe open area One buffalo bull resting at Shirley`s Crossing Another breeding herd of...