The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Mvula, the male leopard, with an impala kill on Oom Corrie’s Loop.

Mvula, the male leopard, on an impala kill - Jonathan Vogel

Mvula, the male leopard, on an impala kill – Jonathan Vogel

Monday, 29 September 2014

(26ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride on a juvenile giraffe kill close to Tamboti Crossing
  • A pack of about 16 wild dogs resting at Safari Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on EP/Shirley’s Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes feeding on Horseshoe open area
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting at Zimba Bridge
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on MMM South

 

Tuesday, 30 September 2014
(31ºC)

  • Mvula, the male leopard, with an impala kill on Oom Corrie’s Loop
  • The Breakaway lion pride resting on EP Old Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding close to EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding at Simbambili Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants drinking water at Leeukuil

 

Wednesday, 01 October 2014
(27ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride feeding on a wildebeest kill on EP airstrip
  • Thandi, the female leopard, and her cubs playing at the den on Mabonzo Shortcut
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on an impala kill at Ingwe Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, on an impala kill at Shirley’s Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants moving east on EP/Safari cutline

 

Breakaway lion pride - Jonathan Vogel

Breakaway lion pride – Jonathan Vogel

Thursday, 02 October 2014
(24ºC)

  • Quarantine, the male leopard, feeding on a dead hippo east of Chitwa airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Red Dam
  • Thandi, the female leopard, and her 2 cubs resting at the den on Mabonzo shortcut
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Parallel Road
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on New Kid Road

 

Friday, 03 October 2014

(23ºC)

  • Kurula, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Thandi, the female leopard, resting close to the den on Mabonzo shortcut
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Safari driveway
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from Serengeti Pan
  • Two elephant bulls feeding at Treehouse Pan
  • Bahuti, the male leopard, eating a piece of hippo skin close to Nyala Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding close to Chitwa Dam

 

Saturday, 04 October 2014

(23ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes moving south from Pungwe Pan
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Black Mane Road
  • Bahuti, the young male leopard, drinking water at Annett’s Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Pump track

 

Buffalo bulls - Jonathan Vogel

Buffalo bulls – Jonathan Vogel

Sunday, 05 October 2014

(25ºC)

  • Nsele, the female leopard and her 2 cubs feeding on an impala kill close to Picanini Utah Pan
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on the northern firebreak of Picanini Utah
  • Bahuti, the young male leopard, resting on Annett’s Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about 300-400 buffaloes drinking water at Annett’s Dam
  • Lamula, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on our Southern boundary
  • Thirty buffalo bulls feeding close to Solar Panel Pan

 

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