The Big 5 highlight of the week was to spend some quality time with Sebuye and her two small cubs.

Sebuye’s small cubs – Morné Fouché

 

Monday, 12 March 2018
(36ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Eleven sub adult lions of the Mhangene pride chasing the Styx pride of their giraffe kill on Marula Bult Central
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
  • The daughter of the Ingrid Dam female leopard resting in a tree close to Rocky Road
  • Two Birmingham male lions scent marking on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about sixty buffaloes feeding around 47 open area

 

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
(36ºC)

  •  A pack of 8 wild dogs hunting and killing an impala south of Seefs Pan
  • One lioness and three cubs of the Styx pride of the lions resting on the northern side of Safari airstrip
  • Two of the Birmingham male lions resting south of Ingwe Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on a bushbuck kill on EP floodplain
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
 
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
(38ºC)
 
  • Thamba, the male leopard resting on Chitwa open area
  • Two of the Birmingham male lions resting on south of Treehouse Pan
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Chitwa open area
  • Tiyani, the female leopard still feeding on her bushbuck kill on EP floodplain
  • A pack of 8 wild dogs hunting impala’s at Kraaines Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting close to Simbambili Dam

Hyena and Wild dog stand off – Morné Fouché

 
Thursday, 15 March 2018
(40ºC)
 
  • Xidulu, the female leopard scent marking on Zebra Drive
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard moving north from Buff Scull south
  • A pack of 8 wild dog playing on Shirley’s open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seefs Pan Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Styx pride of lions and two Birmingham male lions resting close to Big Dam
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at 2nd Windmill Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • One elephant bull playing in the water at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing

 

Friday, 16 March 2018
(33ºC)
 
  • Two Birmingham male lions scent marking on Madash Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on the eastern side of Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Simbambili open area
  • One elephant bull feeding on Gowrie Main
  • One elephant bull feeding around Treehouse Pan

 

Saturday, 17 March 2018
(23ºC)
 
  • A small breeding herd of about 5 elephants feeding on Serengeti open area
  • Two buffalo bulls drinking water at Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Tiyani, the female leopard stalking and killing a young female impala east of Elephant Plains airstrip
  • One big elephant bull feeding on A-main
  • One big elephant bull drinking water at Big Dam

One Buffalo Bull – Morné Fouché

 
Sunday, 18 March 2018
(30ºC)
 
  • Tiyani, the female leopard still feeding on the impala kill east of Elephant Plains airstrip
  • Tingana, the male leopard with an impala kill in a tree south of Treehouse Pan
  • Sebuye, the female leopard and her two cubs playing close to MM boundary
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • Thamba, the male leopard resting on a termite mount on Seepline Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Bushcamp Pan
  • A small breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes drinking water at Rhino Pan