The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Hukumuri male leopard
 

Hukumuri, the male leopard – Gerrit Ackerman

Monday, 15 January 2018
(35ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard scent marking on Xidulu Road
  • Six buffalo bulls resting in the water at Kraaines Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on 16th Crossing
  • Five buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Horseshoe East Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding close to Boerbean Pan
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding on Sawmill Road
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Kraaines Pan
     

Tuesday, 16 January 2018
(29ºC)
 

  • Anderson, the male leopard stole the impala kill from Tiyani, the female leopard close to Gaby’s Crossing.
  • One elephant bull feeding on Old EP driveway
  • Four lionesses and six cubs of the Nkuhuma pride resting on Rhulani Road
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard with an impala kill on Marula Bult
  • One elephant bull feeding on Drongo South Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and Anderson the male leopard resting close to their kill on Gaby’s Crossing
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding on Sawmill Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • A breeding herd of twenty elephants drinking water on EP Open area
  • Another breeding herd of ten elephants drinking water at Shamboma Road

Wednesday, 17 January 2018
(30ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, and Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on an impala kill at Gaby’s Crossing
  • Two elephant bulls feeding at Big Dam Link North
  • The Nkuhuma lion pride resting at Boundary Pan
  • Eight wild dogs resting on Nkorho open area
  • A breeding herd of twenty elephants drinking water on EP open area
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Safari open area
  • Another breeding herd of twenty elephants drinking water at Jerry Drive
  • Another breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Marula Bult South

The hyena den – Gerrit Ackerman

 

Thursday, 18 January 2018
(28ºC)

  • Ingrid Dam female leopard walking along Serengeti Pan
  • Shadow, the female leopard’s cub, walking on Hoffman’s/Little Gowrie cutline
  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Kimbians Crossing
  • Five buffalo bulls resting in Rhino Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Pan
  • The Nkhuma lion pride resting on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on EP open area
  • One elephant bull walking along Grasscut Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard moving around our lodge
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Bushcamp Pan
  • Another two buffalo bulls resting in Serengeti Pan
     
Friday, 19 January 2018
(30ºC)
  • Two elephant bulls feeding at Big Dam
  • Other elephant bull feeding on EP open area
  • Kuchava, the female leopard feeding on One Eye Pan Road on Chitwa
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking at Ingwe Pan
  • The Styx pride of lions resting at Ingwe Pan
Saturday, 20 January 2018
(32ºC)
 
  • Tiyani, the female leopard stalking impalas on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Four buffalo bulls resting in the water at Kraaines
  • The Styx pride of lions resting at Mhisi Mati
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Chitwa Dam
  • Hosanna, the young male leopard walking north from Gowri Main
  • Shadow, the female leopard’s cub with a grey duiker kill on Little Gowri driveway

Pack of wild dogs – Gerrit Ackerman

 
Sunday, 21 January 2018
(31ºC)

 

  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Pungwe open area
  • Six buffalo bulls resting at Kraaines Pan
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Pungwe Pan
  • Ten wild dogs having a stand off with ten hyenas on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Marula Bult Road
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Marula Bult South
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Pungwe Pan