Big 5 Sightings 14-20 October 2019

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  • The highlight of the week was one honey badger foraging on the Elephant Plains airstrip
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Monday, 14 October 2019 (23ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub on a duiker kill at Pungwe Pan
  • Moya, the female leopard resting on a termite mound along Londolozi Boundary
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard resting on a termite mound also along Londolozi Boundary
  • One Nkuhuma lioness resting east of Treehouse Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants drinking at Treehouse Pan
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her cub feeding on a steenbuck kill on Madash S-bend.
  • The young Nkuhuma male lion resting on a termite mound on Leopard Drift
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on the Island

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 (23ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard walking along One Eye Pan road
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Road 7
  • Another breeding herd of about 25 elephants Mutzenzeleke road
  • The young Nkuhuma male lion resting on Mfezi Open Area
  • Two Ximungwe lionesses resting on Mehluane Open Area
  • One Nkuhuma lioness resting on Mfezi Open Area
  • A breeding herd of 40 elephants walking along on Rhino Ring East
  • Two adult hyena and 6 cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 (26ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard walking south into Londolozi
  • Saseka, the young female leopard on a steenbuck kill along Londolozi Boundary
  • A breeding herd of 30 elephants feeding along KBR
  • Another breeding herd of 15 elephants feeding along Southern Fork
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub on a fresh duiker kill on Rhino Ring West
  • One African Civet foraging along A-main
  • One adult hyena and 2 cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Thursday, 17 October 2019 (28ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub resting at Nyala Crossing
  • Xinzele, the female leopard resting on a termite mound on Robson’s Boundary
  • Six adult hyena and 8 cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Sixes road
  • One elephant bull feeding along Gowire Main
  • A breeding herd of 8 elephants drinking at EP Open Area pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting on Mamba road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard’s cub resting on Sixes road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Rocky road
  • One honey badger foraging on EP airstrip

Friday, 18 October 2019 (30ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub resting on Ximungwe road
  • Fifteen buffalo bulls wallowing at PU pan
  • Three elephant bulls drinking water at EP Open Area pan
  • Two side stripped jackals trotting along the Firebreak
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard feeding on a fresh impala kill along the Fence line
  • Six hyena cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants drinking at Serengeti pan
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding along Saseka road

Saturday, 19 October 2019 (32ºC)

  • One Nkuhuma lioness resting on Rhino Ring East
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard feeding on an impala kill along the Fence line
  • Three elephant bulls walking along East Bank Manyeleti road
  • Two adult hyena and 3 cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub feeding on a duiker kill on Horseshoe West
  • The young Mhangeni male lion walking along Ellie Alley
  • Four elephant bulls drinking at Rulani Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding along Horseshoe West
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Sunday, 20 October 2019 (34ºC)

  • Two adult hyena and 8 cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard walking along EP Parallel road
  • One Nkuhuma lioness walking along Rhino Pan road
  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants drinking at Big Dam
  • Moya, the female leopard walking along Lowveld Link road
  • Another breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding along Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about 350 buffalo waling along Nkoro and Cheetah Plains Cutline
  • Seven Nkuhuma lionesses resting on the Nkoro and Cheetah Plains Cutline
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard and Xidulu the female feeding on an impala kill along the Fence line
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub resting on Leeukuil Dam wall

Game Drive Sightings 15 – 21 June 2020

Game Drive Sightings 15 – 21 June 2020

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Game Drive Sightings 01 – 07 June 2020

Game Drive Sightings 01 – 07 June 2020

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Game Drive Sightings 18 to 24 May 2020

Game Drive Sightings 18 to 24 May 2020

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Game Drive Sightings 11 – 17 May 2020

Game Drive Sightings 11 – 17 May 2020

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