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.

Tiyani, the female leopard with a Steenbuck kill – Gerrit Ackerman

Monday, 13 November 2017
(26ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Rhino Midden Road
  • Two unknown lionesses and one male lion resting at Rhino Pan
  • Hosana, the male leopard, still feeding on his impala kill on Little Gowrie/Hoffman’s Cutline
  • One Birmingham male lion moving east from One Eye Pan
  • Six buffalo bulls resting at Kudu Drift
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting just east of Rhulani Road
  • Two buffalo bulls moving south from Leadwood Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Seef’s Pan

 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017
(35ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Milkberry Road
  • Eight buffalo bulls drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Shirley’s Crossing Road
  • Two Unknown lionesses and one male lion resting at Rhino Pan
  • Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, resting up in tree on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan

Young Ingrid Dam femal leopard – Gerrit Ackerman

 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
(23ºC, 30mm rain)

  • A bachelor herd of 10 buffalo bulls feeding south on A-main Road
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding close to Zimba Bridge
  • Three lionesses and one cub of the Tsalala pride resting on Shirley’s Crossing Road
  • Two Birmingham male lions resting on Guarri Central Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard with a bushbuck kill in a tree in front of the lodge
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Leopard Drift Road
  • Another breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding around Serengeti Crossing

 

Thursday, 16 November 2017
(24ºC)

  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on the northern side of Ngala open area
  • Three lionesses and one cub of the Tsalala pride feeding on a kudu kill on Robson’s boundary.
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Rocky Road
  • Five buffalo bulls resting on our Southern boundary
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Rocky Road
  • Another breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Methlowani Road
  • Another breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding close to Treehouse Pan Crossing
  • All the members of the Styx pride of lions resting on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Hosana, the young male leopard with a impala kill on Wessels old driveway

 

Friday, 17 November 2017
(28ºC)

  • Hosana the young male leopard feeding on his impala kill on Little Gowrie driveway.
  • One elephant bull feeding at Baboon Pan.
  • Three lionesses and 10 cubs of the Styx pride resting on new Little Gowrie driveway
  • The young Ingrid Dam leopard female resting on EP/Shirley’s Cutline
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Pommies Pan.
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Ximungwe Road.
  • A breeding herd of elephants of about 15 feeding at Eagle Owl Crossing.
  • Three lionesses and a cub of the Tsalala lion pride resting on Robsons boundary
  • One pangolin foraging just south of Boundary Pan.

 

Saturday, 18 November 2017
(30ºC)

  • Three lionesses and their cub of the Tsalala pride resting at Poachers corner.
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Pommies Pan.
  • Six wild dogs running along MMM north.
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Madsh Road.
  • A breeding herd of about 10 feeding on A-main.
  • Abreeding herd of about 10 feeding on EP open.
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Pan Road.
  • Young Ingrid dam female leopard resting on Wetpatch Road.

Hosana male leopard with a Impala kill – Gerrit Ackerman

 

Sunday, 19 November 2017
(32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding in the Rhino ring block.
  • The young Ingrid dam female leopard resting at EP/Shirley’s Crossing.
  • Hossana the young male leopard resting with his impala kill on Little Gowrie driveway.
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on EP open area.
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Milkberry Road.

 

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