Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 August 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a big male cheetah marking his territory the one morning

 

Male cheetah scent marking - Morné Fouché

Male cheetah scent marking – Morné Fouché

Monday, 04 August 2014

(26ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, with an impala kill south of 16th Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water on Simbambili open area
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Wessels/Little Gowrie cutline
  • One of Kurula, the female leopard’s cubs, feeding on an impala kill north of Treehouse Pan

 

Tuesday, 05 August 2014

(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west on Pungwe firebreak
  • Nsele, the female leopard, moving south from Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • The Styx lion pride resting east of Scops Owl Crossing
  • One male cheetah, resting on Kaal kol open area
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving west from Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Eight wild dogs, and six pups, resting at their new den, on Impala Road

 

Wednesday, 06 August 2014

(25ºC)

  •  Four wild dogs and six pups, playing at the den on Impala Road
  • The Breakaway lion pride and two Majingi male lions feeding on a wildebeest kill on EP Delivery Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, with a duiker kill at Pungwe Crossing
  • Eighteen buffalo bulls resting at Safari Dam
  • Ten wild dogs chasing eight buffalo bulls away from the den on Impala Road
  • A herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Safari Dam

 

Anderson the male leopard - Jonathan Vogel

Anderson the male leopard – Jonathan Vogel

Thursday, 07 August 2014

(26ºC)

  •  The Breakaway lion pride with two Majingi male lions resting at Pommies Pan
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking water at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at 2nd Windmill
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Ntoma driveway

 

Friday, 08 August 2014

(24ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride and three Majingi male lions feeding on a male kudu on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch open area
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on Kudu Drift
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Jerry Drive

 

Saturday, 09 August 2014

(27ºC)

  •  Nsele, the female leopard, moving south east from EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on A-main Road
  • One of Kurula, the female leopards cubs, moving north on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Anderson, the male leopard, resting on Puff adder Road

 

Kudu male with one horn - Jonathan Vogel

Kudu male with one horn – Jonathan Vogel

Sunday, 10 August 2014

(24ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Anderson, the male leopard and Tingana, the male leopard having a territorial dispute on Guarri Central Road
  • Ten wild dogs and six pups playing at the den on Impala Road
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Impala Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Mamba Road

 

 

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Big 5 Sightings 28 July to 03 August 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Breakaway lion pride and three Majingi male lions feasting on a buffalo kill on Rhino Ring South

Lions with buffalo kill - Dawie Jacobs

Lions with buffalo kill – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 28 July 2014

(25ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride, accompanied by three Majingilane male lions, feeding on a buffalo kill on Rhino Ring South
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Zimba Bridge
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Marula Bult Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP airstrip
  • A pack of eleven wild dogs hunting impala at Serengeti open area

 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

(20ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride resting in the Manyeleti north of Grissly Bear Crossing
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving north from Shirley’s Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding close to Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding in Grissly Bear Crossing

 

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

(21ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride and four Majingilane male lions resting on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • Two Styx female lions and their 3 cubs feeding on a wildebeest kill on Safari airstrip
  • Anderson, the male leopard, mating with Salayexe, the female leopard, at Rhino Pan
  • The Breakaway lion pride and the 4 Majingi male lions resting on Guarri Central
  • Ten wild dogs with an impala kill on EP open area

 

Wild dog pups - Morné Fouché

Wild dog pups – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 31 July 2014

(23 ºC)

  • Two Styx female lions and their 3 cubs feeding on a wildebeest kill on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on the eastern side of EP open area
  • The Breakaway lion pride and one Majingi male lion moving west from Wetpatch open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • Eight wild dogs moving north from Shirley’s open area
  • Twelve buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Pan

 

Friday, 01 August 2014

(22 ºC)

  • Two Matimba male lions resting on 2nd Windmill road
  • Eight adult wild dogs with 6 pups playing at their den on Rocky Road
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding on Mamba Road
  • The Breakaway lion pride with one Majingi male lion resting on Ekiso Road
  • One Majingi male lion resting north om Zimba bridge
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting at Bushcamp Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP delivery road

Saturday, 02 August 2014

(24 ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving south from A-main
  • The Breakaway lion pride and 4 Majingi male lions feeding on a buffalo kill north of Our Father Crossing
  • Four sub-adult lions of the Styx pride resting at Big Dam
  • Tingana, the male leopard moving south from Marula Bult South
Male lion - Morné Fouché

Male lion – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 03 August 2014

(24 ºC)

  • Four Majingi male lions resting on our southern boundary
  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Safari cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Seepline
  • The Breakaway lion pride resting on Chestnut open area
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding at Safari dam

 

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Big 5 sightings 21 to 27 July 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two Styx female lions with their three cubs feeding on a kudu kill on One Eye Pan Road

Styx cub feeding on a kudu kill - Dawie Jacobs

Styx cub feeding on a kudu kill – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 21 July 2014

(26ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, chased up a tree by eight wild dogs on Ximungwe Road
  • Eight wild dogs feeding on four kills on Ximungwe Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants chasing eight wild dogs and four hyenas on Ximungwe Road
  • Six buffalo bulls resting in Grissly Bear Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephant’s drinking water in Grissly Bear Crossing
  • Two female Styx lions resting with their three cubs on Parallel open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seepline

 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffalos feeding at Knobthorn Pan
  • Two Styx female lions with their three cubs moving south from Mafufunyana Pan
  • Nsele, the female leopard, moving north on Our Western Boundary
  • Six buffalo bulls resting in Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Mamba Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • Three elephant bulls drinking water on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around 2nd Windmill

 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

(27ºC)

  • Eight wild dogs and their six pups resting at the den
  • Anderson, the male leopard, scent marking on Mamba Road
  • Twenty buffalo bulls moving south from Drongo South
  • Ten wild dogs hunting and killing an impala on EP airstrip
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding in Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Five elephants feeding on Elephant Carcass
Sundowner on gamedrive - Dawie Jacobs

Sundowner on gamedrive – Dawie Jacobs

 

Thursday, 24 July 2014

(28ºC)

  • Two Styx female lions with their three cubs feeding on a kudu kill on One Eye Pan Road
  • Ten wild dogs playing with their six pups at the den on Rocky Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Our Southern Boundary
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on A-main
  • Lamula, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill with an unknown female leopard and Moya, the female leopard with her male cub close by on Kudu drift
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring South

 

Friday, 25 July 2014

(28ºC)

  • The Fourway lion pride resting on Our Southern Boundary
  • Four sub-adult Styx female lions resting on Parallel Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • Two Styx female lions feeding on a kudu kill with their three cubs on One Eye Pan Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on our Southern Boundary

 

Saturday, 26 July 2014

(27ºC)

  • Mvula, the male leopard, mating with Kurula, the female leopard, on Bugalutu Road
  • A big breeding herd of about sixty elephants feeding on Zebra drive
  • Four sub-adult Styx lions feeding on an impala kill on Road 7
  • Two Styx female lions and their three cubs moving south from 2nd Windmill Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift

 

Wild dog pup - Dawie Jacobs

Wild dog pup – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 27 July 2014

(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephant’s drinking water at Leeukuil Pan
  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving south from EP/Safari cutline
  • Four sub-adult Styx lions moving south from Methlowani open area
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift
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Big 5 Sightings 14 to 21 July 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see six wild dog puppies outside of the den on Rocky Road.

 

Wild dog puppy - Louis Liversage

Wild dog puppy – Louis Liversage

Monday, 14 July 2014

(20ºC)

  • Four Majingi male lions resting on Guarri Central
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Seepline
  • One buffalo bull moving east from Big Dam Link South
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, mating with Tingana, the male leopard, on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Seven wild dogs chasing Moya’s leopard cub up in to a tree on A-main
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

(21ºC)

  • Seven wild dogs moving east on our southern boundary
  • The Styx lion pride feeding on an impala kill on Madash Road
  • Ten buffalo bulls resting at Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking water at Simbambili dam

 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

(26ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride resting on Simbambili firebreak
  • Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Salayexe, the female leopard, on Horseshoe open area
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding on A-main
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • A pack of about eight wild dogs and six pups playing around their den

 

Young Styx male lion - Louis Liversage

Young Styx male lion – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 17 July 2014

(26ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride moving south from Rocky Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Salayexe, the female leopard, on Zebra drive
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Simbambili firebreak
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Simbambili firebreak

 

Friday, 18 July 2014

(27ºC)

  • Four buffalo bulls resting on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • The Breakaway lion pride feeding on two wildebeest kills on our western boundary
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at Land Cruiser Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Poachers Corner
  • Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Kurula, the female leopard, on Rhino Ring West
  • Six wild dogs moving south on Sixes Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Sixes Road

 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

(25ºC)

  • Kurula, the female leopard, mating with Tingana, the male leopard, on Madash Road
  • The Breakaway lion pride resting on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Poachers Corner
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on our southern boundary
  • A breeding herd of about eighty buffalo’s drinking water at Big Dam
Hippo and Red billed oxpeckers - Louis Liversage

Hippo and Red billed oxpeckers – Louis Liversage

 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

(28ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, mating with an unknown female leopard at Rhino Pan
  • Two female wild dogs and six puppies playing at the den on Rocky Road
  • A breeding herd of about eighty buffalos feeding on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Marula Bult Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Kurula, the female leopard, on Bushcamp East
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Big 5 Sightings 07 to 13 July 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the wild dog pups for the first time. We have been spending some time around the den this past week and one morning, the pups just popped their little heads out the entrance of the den to greet us. What an amazing sighting!

Wild dogs close to the den - Morné Fouché

Wild dogs close to the den – Morné Fouché

Monday, 7 July 2014

(17ºC)

  • Lamula and Tingana, the male leopards, having a standoff west of Big Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Seepline Road
  • Two male cheetahs moving east from Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants moving north from Our Southern Boundary
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Rocky Road
  • The Breakaway lion pride resting on Our Southern Boundary
  • The Styx lion pride moving east on Shinzele
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Our Southern Boundary
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Our father Crossing

 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

(15ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride feeding on a young giraffe kill next to Wetpatch Road
  • One Majingi male lion moving north away from Big Dam
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Rocky Road
  • A pack of about ten wild dogs resting at the den on Rocky Road
  • One elephant bull moving south from Shirley’s Crossing
  • Two Majingi male lions resting on Mfesi open area
  • The Styx lion pride having a standoff with ten hyena’s on Wetpatch open area
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift

 

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

(18ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from EP driveway
  • The Breakaway lion pride, resting east of EP open area
  • A pack of about eight wild dogs hunting and killing an impala on Seepline
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road

 

Cheetah eating a waterbuck - Morné Fouché

Cheetah eating a waterbuck – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 10 July 2014

(19ºC)

  • Kurula, the female leopard, and her two cubs resting north/west of Treehouse Pan
  • Seven wild dogs resting on Chestnut open area
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in Shirley’s Crossing
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from Safari airstrip
  • The Styx lion pride resting at Simbambili Dam

 

Friday, 11 July 2014

(21ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride, resting on Horseshoe open area
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at Knobthorn open area
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • A pack of about ten wild dogs hunting and killing an impala south of Leeukuil
  • One male cheetah feeding on an impala kill on Chitwa Chitwa open area

 

Saturday, 12 July 2014

(22ºC)

  • A pack of about ten wild dogs resting at their den on Rocky Road
  • Nsele, the female leopard, resting with her two cubs west of Mamba Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Pan Road

 

Lamula - Morné Fouché

Lamula, the male leopard – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 13 July 2014

(24ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Parallel Road
  • Four buffalo bulls drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main
  • Anderson, the male leopard, mating with Salayexe, the female leopard, south of Rhino Pan
  • The Styx lion pride with a warthog kill on 1st Windmill Road
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on EP Delivery Road

 

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