Big 5 Sightings 16-22 March 2020

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Xidulu, the female leopard

Xidulu, the female leopard

 

The Big 5 highlight of the week was seeing Xidulu, the female leopard, hunt a scrub hare right in front of our game drive vehicle

 

Monday, 16 March 2020

(25ºC)

Hukumuri, the male leopard, scent marking along Londolozi Boundary
A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding around Rampan
The Hyena den was active with 8 pups and 3 adults
Xidulu and Cara, the female leopards, on an impala kill on Marula Bult Central
One Avoca male lion resting on Safari airstrip
One Avoca male lion, 1 Nkuhuma lioness and 3 cubs resting on Knob Thorn Open Area

 

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

(29ºC)

Two Avoca male lions resting on EP Open Area
A breeding herd of about thirty elephants swimming at Big Dam
The Hyena den was active with 7 pups and 2 adults
Xidulu and Cara, the female leopards still on the impala kill on Marula Bult Central
Two Nkuhuma lioness and 4 cubs resting at Boundary Pan
Another breeding herd of about thirty five elephants feeding along EP Parallel

 

Buffalo bull in a mud wallow

Buffalo bull in a mud wallow

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

(31ºC)

Xidulu and Cara, the female leopards, still on the impala kill on Marula Bult Central
Two buffalo bulls resting on Simbambili Firebreak
The hyena den was active with 8 pups and 3 adults

 

Thursday, 19 March 2020

(28ºC)

One Avoca male lion, 1 Nkuhuma lioness and 4 cubs resting on Safari Airstrip
Hukumuri, the male leopard, walking along Safari airstrip
Moya, the female leopard, walking along Lowveld Link

 

Friday, 20 March 2020

(26ºC)

Xidulu and Cara, the female leopards, resting at One Eye Pan Road

Two buffalo bulls resting on Simbambili Firebreak

 

Southern White Faced Scops owl

Saturday, 21 March 2020

(23ºC)

Tiyani and Ndzutini, the female leopards, playing on EP Driveway
Two Avoca male lions resting on Safari airstrip
A breeding herd of about thirty five elephants feeding around Safari Dam

 

Sunday, 22 March 2020

(24ºC)

Xidulu, the female leopard, feeding on a scrub hare on Safari/ Arathusa cutline
A breeding herd of about fifty buffalo resting at Serengeti Crossing
Hukumuri, the male leopard, feeding on a scrub hare on A-Main
Tiyani and Ndzutini, the female leopards, feeding on a kudu kill on Kimbians Crossing

Game Drive Sightings 20 – 26 July 2020

Game Drive Sightings 20 – 26 July 2020

The game drive highlight of the week was to have the Nkuhuma lion pride and Avoca male lions in our area for a few days   Monday, 20 July 2020 (23?C) Tiyani, the female leopard, resting close to Rampan Pan A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding along...

Game Drive Sightings 13 – 19 July 2020

Game Drive Sightings 13 – 19 July 2020

  The game drive highlight of the week was to have the big buffalo herds back in our area.   Monday, 13 July 2020 (24°C) A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on EP open area Ndzutini, the young female leopard, resting on Rampan open area A...

Game Drive Sightings 06 – 12 July 2020

Game Drive Sightings 06 – 12 July 2020

  The game drive highlight of the week was to have the elephant breeding herds around our camp every day.  These herds all have a number of little ones which make the sightings extra special.   Monday, 06 July 2020 (30°C) The hyena den was active with 3...

Game Drive Sightings 22 – 28 June 2020

Game Drive Sightings 22 – 28 June 2020

The game drive highlight of the week was to see the Nkuhuma lion pride with their cubs.   Monday, 22 June 2020 (27°C) Tiyani, the female leopard, resting close to Kimbians Crossing Two buffalo bulls feeding on Pungwe Island Loop A breeding herd of about thirty...

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