The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Hosana, the young male leopard, stalking a hyena around Wessels Old Driveway.
 

Hosana stalking a hyena – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 4 December 2017
(37ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on the northern side of EP airstrip
  • Young Ingrid’s Dam female leopard with a duiker kill in a marula tree on Madash/16th Crossing junction
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP driveway
  • Fourteen buffalo bulls feeding on A-Main
  • A small breeding herd of about five elephants feeding around Land Cruiser Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP floodplains

Tuesday, 5 December 2017
(30ºC)

  • Young Ingrid’s Dam female leopard still with her duiker kill on Madash/16th Crossing junction
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants playing in the mud at Baboon Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on White Cloth open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding close to Leeukuil Pan
  • Four buffalo bulls resting at the water at Kraaines Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Rhino Ring West
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway

Wednesday, 6 December 2017
(26ºC)

  • The Nkuhuma lion pride and one Birmingham male lion resting north of Rhino Ring South
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Leopard Drift Road
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on A-Main Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • Young Ingrid’s Dam female leopard and an unknown male leopard with an impala kill on Safari Donga North
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Safari driveway
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Rhino Ring West

Tsalala pride quenching their thirst – Gerrit Ackerman

Thursday, 7 December 2017
(29ºC)

  • The Nkuhuma lion pride resting on Methlowani open area
  • One elephant bull feeding on Shortcut Wetpatch
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Ngala open area
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Robson’s boundary

Friday, 8 December 2017
(28ºC)

  • Three lionesses of the Styx pride resting on Seepline Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, stalking impala on Rhulani Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on Puffadder Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Four big elephant bulls drinking water at Paul’s Kaya
  • Shadow, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on a juvenile impala kill close to Paul’s Kaya
  • Eleven wild dogs resting on Hoffman/Little Gowrie cutline

Saturday, 9 December 2017
(29ºC)

  • Two Matimba male lions resting on EP airstrip
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, killing and eating a squirrel on Sawmill open area
  • Old Ingrid’s Dam female leopard with an impala kill on Sixes Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM South
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Sawmill Road
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Kuala Bear Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Pan Road

Elephants and a leopard drinking water-Morné Fouché

Sunday, 10 December 2017
(26ºC)

  • The Nkuhuma lion pride with two buffalo kills close to Methlowani open area
  • One elephant bull feeding around Pungwe Island Crossing
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on Rhino Pan Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Rhino Ring West
  • Old Ingrid’s Dam female leopard and her cub still feeding on the impala kill on Sixes road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring North
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