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 15 – 21 June 2020

Game Drive Sightings 15 – 21 June 2020

The game drive highlight of the week was to see two male leopards having a brawl over a kill.   Monday, 15 June 2020 17°C A breeding herd of about sixty buffaloes feeding close to Serengeti open area A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at EP...

Game Drive Sightings 08 – 14 June 2020

Game Drive Sightings 08 – 14 June 2020

  The game drive highlight of the week was to have see the bigger buffalo herds in our area.  There are plenty of little calves within the herds and they are just adorable.   Monday, 08 June 2020 (23°C) A pack of fifteen wild dogs resting on EP open area...

Game Drive Sightings 01 – 07 June 2020

Game Drive Sightings 01 – 07 June 2020

  The game drive highlight of the week was to spend time with a breeding herd of elephants, on the open area, in front of our lodge   Monday, 01 June 2020 (26°C) A breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at the waterhole in front of our lodge...

Game Drive Sightings 18 to 24 May 2020

Game Drive Sightings 18 to 24 May 2020

  The Game Drive highlight of the week was to spend time with the Nkuhuma lion pride. The cubs are getting bigger day by day and developing their own unique personalities.   Monday, 18 May 2020 (27°C) A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP...

Game Drive Sightings 11 – 17 May 2020

Game Drive Sightings 11 – 17 May 2020

The game drive highlight of the week was to spend time with a breeding herd of elephants while they enjoyed a dust bath.   Monday, 11 May 2020 (28°C) A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area A pack of thirteen wild dogs resting on EP...

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