Game Drive Sightings 11 – 17 May 2020

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Elephants enjoying a dust bath

Elephants enjoying a dust bath

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 airstrip

Six buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan

Two buffalo bulls feeding on Simbambili firebreak

Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Makhulu open area

The hyena den was active with 6 adults and 5 pups

 

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

(27°C)

A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Seepline Road

Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding close to Shirley’s Crossing

Four buffalo bulls feeding on Grasscut Road

Tiyani, the female leopard, scent marking close to Land Cruiser Crossing

The hyena den was active with 2 adults and 4 pups

 

Nkuhuma lioness

 

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

(29°C)

Tiyani, the female leopard, stalking impala close to EP airstrip

Four lionesses and 1 cub of the Nkuhuma pride feasting on a buffalo kill at Pungwe Pan

Two buffalo bulls feeding on Xinzele Road

A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Horseshoe open area

Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Southern Fork

One buffalo bull resting in the water at Red Dam

Ndzutini, the young female leopard, resting at Leeukuil Pan

 

Thursday, 14 May 2020

(23°C)

Four Nkuhuma lionesses and their cubs still feeding on the buffalo kill at Pungwe Pan

A breeding herd of about forty elephants drinking water at Big Dam

Six buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Midden Road

Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring South

Ndzutini, the young female leopard, stalking francolins close to EP floodplains

 

Friday, 15 May 2020

(26°C)

The 4 Nkuhuma lionesses and their 9 cubs finished the buffalo kill at Pungwe Pan

A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring Road

Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhulani Road

A breeding herd of about sixty buffaloes resting on Simbambili open area

Ndzutini, the young female leopard, resting close to Grisly Bear Crossing

Tiyani, the female leopard, scent marking on A-Main

 

Saturday, 16 May 2020

(23°C)

A big breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding close to Leeukuil Pan

Six lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride with their 9 cubs and the 2 Avoca male lions resting on Bushcamp East

Tiyani, the female leopard, and her daughter, Ndzutini, moving through our camp

A breeding herd of about sixty buffaloes feeding close to Kimbians Crossing

One buffalo bull resting in the water at Pommie’s Pan

The hyena den was active with 1 adult and 5 pups

 

Buffalo bulls drinking

Buffalo bulls drinking

 

Sunday, 17 May 2020

(23°C)

A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on A-Main

Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking water at Serengeti Dam

Three Nkuhuma lionesses and 1 Avoca male lion resting at Kraaines Pan

Another Avoca male lion resting on EP open area

Ndzutini, the young female leopard, resting in the dry riverbed in front of our lodge

Two buffalo bulls feeding on Puff Adder Road

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