Game Drive Sightings 06 – 12 April 2020

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Xidulu and her cub, Cara

Xidulu and her cub, Cara

The game drive highlight of the week was to see 3 leopards together.  Xidulu and her cub, Cara, joined up with Hukumuri, the male leopard, for some Saturday family time.

 

Monday, 06 April 2020

(31°C)

One buffalo bull feeding on Rocky Road

One giraffe bull feeding at Rhino Pan

One elephant bull feeding on Robson’s boundary

Hukumuri, the male leopard, drinking water at Boundary Pan

A breeding herd of about one hundred buffaloes feeding around Simbambili Dam

One side striped jackal resting at Kraaines Pan

Four adult hyenas and 7 pups playing at the den

 

Tuesday, 07 April 2020

(33°C)

Ndzutini, the female leopard, resting at Leeukuil Pan

Two buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Midden Road

One elephant bull feeding on Bushcamp East Road

Four lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride and their 9 cubs moving east from Boundary Pan

 

A buffalo greeting the last daylight

 

Wednesday, 08 April 2020

(22°C)

One elephant bull feeding around Leeukuil Pan

A breeding herd of about sixteen wildebeest feeding close to Kraaines Pan

A breeding herd of about ten zebras feeding next to EP airstrip

Two elephant bulls feeding on EP open area

Ndzutini, the female leopard, resting in the Manyeleti river close to EP lodge

One Avoca male lion with 7 lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride and their 9 cubs resting on Zebra Drive

 

Thursday, 09 April 2020

(21°C, 3.5mm Rain)

One Avoca male lion resting on Wetpatch open area

Two elephant bulls feeding on EP open area

Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan

A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Bushcamp East

Ndzutini, the female leopard, resting on the deck of our honeymoon suite

Tiyani, the female leopard, scent marking on EP Delivery Road

The hyena den was active with 2 adults and 5 pups playing around

A herd of 10 zebras feeding close to EP airstrip

 

Friday, 10 April 2020

(31°C)

Two elephant bulls feeding on EP floodplains

Ndzutini, the female leopard, resting close to Leeukuil Pan

One buffalo bull resting in the water at Rampan

A tower of 6 giraffe females feeding on EP driveway

A breeding herd of sixteen wildebeest feeding close to Kraaines Pan

 

Elephants enjoying an afternoon splash

 

Saturday, 11 April 2020

(33°C)

Xidulu, the female leopard, resting at Rhulani Pan

A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes feeding next to Saffron Road

One wildebeest bull feeding on Shortcut Wetpatch Road

Three leopards; Xidulu the female with her cub, Cara, and Hukumuri, the male, resting on Marula Bult North

 

Sunday, 12 April 2020

(33°C)

A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Makhulu open area

Four hyena pups playing around at the den

One elephant bull feeding on Rhulani

Two elephant bulls feeding on EP Delivery Road

A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking water at PU Pan

A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes feeding close to Ngala open area

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