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Manager’s Report November 2017

Manager’s Report November 2017

The final countdown has arrived… just one more month until we welcome the new year. With the bush now once again wearing its bright summer colours, we are looking forward to an eventful summer! Game viewing has been amazing and with all the new babies that were born...

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Rangers Report November 2017

Rangers Report November 2017

  Finally, the long wait is over and the first babies of the season started arriving during November. The first impalas arrived between 10 and 13 November. November is the start of the rainy season and that directly translates into baby season. The majority of the...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 20 to 26 November 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the mating lions Monday, 20 November 2017 (34ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard resting on Ximungwe Road All the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Rhulani Road A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhulani Road...

Big 5 Sightings 13 to 19 November 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tiyani, the female leopard in a tree with her Bushbuck kill just outside our camp in front of one of the rooms. Monday, 13 November 2017 (26ºC) A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Rhino Midden Road Two...

Big 5 Sightings 06 to 13 November 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Hosana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Little Gowrie/Hoffman’s Cutline Monday, 6 November 2017 (38ºC) Hosana, the male leopard, hunting impalas at Baboon Pan One Birmingham male lion resting north of Wessels...

Big 5 Sightings 30 October to 05 November 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Nkuhuma lion pride having a stand off with a buffalo bull at Picanini Utah Pan Monday, 30 October 2017 (29ºC, 2mm) A pack of eight wild dogs resting on Sawmill Road A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Ekiso...

Big 5 Sightings 16 to 22 October 2017

The highlight of the week was to see the elusive pangolin!  Pangolin sightings are not very common in our area and therefore these sightings are very special! Monday, 16 October 2017 (36ºC) Two Birmingham male lions, five lionesses and nine cubs of the Nkuhuma pride...

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...