The Big 5 highlight of the week was the Mhangene pride of subadult lions following the Nkuhuma pride of lions whist hunting an impala, then stealing the kill from the Nkuhuma’s

Nkuhuma Pride
– Gerrit Ackerman

Monday 07 May 2018
(31ºC)
 
  •  Nine sub adults from the Mhangene pride resting on East Bank Manyaleti
  • A small breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Robsons boundary Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions caught a male impala, whilst feeding the nine subadult lions of the Mhangene pride stole the impala kill in a fight at Marula built South
  • One elephant bull walking over Zebra Drive
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Horseshoe West Road
  • Moya the female leopard being chased by a breeding herd of about ten elephants at Serengeti Crossing
 
Tuesday 08 May 2018
(30ºC)
 
  • About eight wild dogs running over Chitwa open area
  • Another pack of about five Wild dogs resting on Southern Fork
  • A breeding herd of about 80 elephants walking over Seefs Pan Road
  • One elephant bull walking over Zebra Drive Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Eastern Bank Manyaleti Road
  • One buffalo bull resting on Rhino Ring South Road
  • Tiyani the female leopard stalking impala at Ntoma Crossing
     
Wednesday 09 May 2018
(34ºC)
  • Hosanna the male leopard walking along Rulani Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Kimbions Crossing
  • A pack of eight wild dogs resting at Knob Thorn Pan
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Road Seven
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at the Pungwe Island Loop Road
  • Xihudulu the female leopard walking along Mums Road
  • A pack of eight wild dogs chasing a kudu at Buff Pan Crossing
  • One elephant bull walking along Kimbions Crossing
  • Four buffalo bulls resting at Kudu Drift Road

    Swainson Spurfowl
    – Gerrit Ackerman

     

Thursday 10 May 2018
(30ºC)
 
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants walking North over Gowry main Road
  • A pack of eight wild dogs resting on Safari Airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding at Rampan
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Kudu Drift Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants at Eagle Owl Crossing
     
Friday 11 May 2018
(32ºC)
 
  • One elephant bull feeding on A-Main Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions walking along Zebra Drive Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding at Rhino Ring East Road
     
Saturday 12 May 2018
(30ºC)
 
  • Tiyani the female leopard following Hukumuri the male leopard on Mabuza Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride resting at Bush Camp West
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at EP-Manyaleti Crossing
  • One elephant bull walking over EP Open Area
  • Hukumuri the male leopard walking on KBR Road
  • Tiyani the female leopard resting in a tree at EP Open Area
  • A breeding herd of about forty elelphants feeding at Shirley’s Safari Cutline

    Hyenas with a kill
    – Gerrit Ackerman

     

Sunday 13 May 2018
(27ºC)
 
  • Hukumuri the male leopard stalking impala on Wet-patch Open Area
  • One elephant bull walking East from Big Dam
  • Tiyani the female leopard resting in Shirley’s Crossing