Big 5 Sightings 5-11 August 2019

The highlight of the week was Saseka, the newly named young female leopard caught a baby nyala on Shirley’s Open Area

Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Monday, 05 August 2019 (28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on EP airstrip
  • Two Ximungwe lionesses resting at Picanini Utah Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard’s cub resting in a tree at Morningside
  • Two female hyena and seven cubs resting at the den site off Mamba road
  • Four members of the Torchwood lion pride drinking water at Ingwe Dam
  • Anderson, the male leopard resting at Big Dam Link South
  •  Moya, the female leopard drinking water at Big Dam
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding in Picanini Utah

Tuesday, 06 August 2019 (26ºC)

  • One female hyena and 3 cubs resting at the den off Mamba road
  • Seven Nkuhuma lionesses with 2 cubs and one Avoca male lion resting on Southern Fork
  • Two honey badgers running along Madash road
  • A breeding herd of about 12 elephants feeding on Mutzenzeleke road
  • Xinzele, the female leopard hunting impala on Mamba drive
  • Another herd of about 20 elephants feeding on MMM North

Wednesday, 07 August 2019 (25ºC)

  • The young Nkuhuma male lion resting on Kudu Drift
  • Two honey badgers foraging on Seepline
  • Three adult hyena and seven cubs resting at the den site off Mamba road
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on EP Open Area
  • Tiyani, the female leopard walking across EP Flood Plain
  • Xinzele, the female leopard drinking water at Serengeti Dam
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Thursday, 08 August 2019 (28ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard on a young male impala kill on Rocky road
  • Two elephant bulls drinking water at Serengeti Dam
  • Anderson, the male leopard stole a female impala kill from Moya, the female leopard off Seepline
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Mfezi Open Area
  • The young Nkuhuma male lion resting on One Eye Pan road
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on Firebreak

Friday, 09 August 2019 (37ºC)

  • Two cheetah walking along the Kruger National Park boundary
  • The young Nkuhuma male lion resting at Rulani Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Shirley’s Open Area
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Firebreak
  • Tiyani, the female leopard’s cub resting at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Tiyani, the female leopard walking along A-Main
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on EP Open Area

Saturday, 10 August 2019 (24ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub walking along Shirley’s Crossing
  • Two elephant bulls drinking water at Serengeti Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Bushcamp West
  • Saseka, the young female leopard caught a baby nyala on Shirley’s Open Area

Sunday, 11 August 2019 (32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants drinking water in front of Simbambili Lodge
  • Tiyani, the female leopard with an impala kill that a clan pf hyena stole on Powerline road
  • Xinzele, the female leopard walking along Rhino Pan road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard walking along Ngala Open Area
  • One honey badger foraging on Horseshoe East

Big 5 Sightings 22 to 28 July 2019

  • The highlight of the week was three Avoca male lions and the Nkuhuma pride of lions on a buffalo kill
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Monday, 22 July 2019 (24ºC)

  • Two African wild dogs at Simbambili Dam
  • Two Avoca male lions and seven Nkuhuma pride members resting near Pungwe Pan
  • The hyena den was active
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding along 2nd Windmill Pan
  • Anderson, the male leopard, walking across Our Fathers Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants crossing Londolozi Boundary towards Milkberry

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 (24ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the female leopard on a territorial patrol along Xinzele
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions and two Avoca male lions killed a warthog at Mehluane Open Area
  • One elephant bull drinking at Red Dam
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her cub on a steenbok kill south of Zebra Drive
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP Open Area

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 (25ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard killed a scrub hare on Rhino Ring East
  • Moya, the female leopard joined the Tiyani female leopard sighting
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Thursday, 25 July 2019 (28ºC)

  • The hyena den was active
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants drinking at Serengeti Dam
  • Tiyani, the female leopard hunting along the Manyeleti River

Friday, 26 July 2019 (31ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard walking in the drainage line East of Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding along Drongo South
  • One buffalo bull resting at Rhino Dam

Saturday, 27 July 2019 (30ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub on an impala kill at Ntoma Crossing
  • Three Avoca male lions and the Nkuhuma pride of lions feeding on their buffalo kill in front of Chitwa Chitwa Lodge
  • The hyena den was active
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Sunday, 28 July 2019 (30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants at Bushcamp Pan
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding along Southern Fork
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking at Rampan

Big 5 Sightings 15 to 21 July 2019

  • The highlight of the week was seeing the new Nkuhuma pride cubs resting near the lodge
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Monday, 15 July 2019 (27º C)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking at Serengeti Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub resting near Shirley’s Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 (28º C)

  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on the fire break near Simbambili
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding along Bushcamp East
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding around Our Fathers Crossing

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 (27º C)

  • A herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Bushcamp Pan
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at One Eye Pan
  • One buffalo bull near Kraaines Pan
  • Moya, the female leopard, at Land Cruiser Crossing
  • A herd of about thirty elephants drinking at Leeukuil
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Thursday, 18 July 2019 (29º C)

  • A herd of about twenty elephants at Our Fathers Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding at Pungwe Pan
  • Two Avoca male lions on Old EP Driveway
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, on his warthog kill at Shirley’s crossing
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions and two cubs walking across Sawmill road

Friday, 19 July 2019 (27º C)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub on an impala kill near Rhino Ring West
  • Three members of the Nkuhuma pride at Seeffs Pan
  • Six buffalo bulls on Southern Fork
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants on EP Open Area
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants at Rampan

Saturday, 20 July 2019 (29º C)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub on an impala kill near Rhino Ring West
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding along Rocky Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking in front of EP lodge
  • Three members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions on Makhulu Open Area
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Sunday, 21 July 2019 (26ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub at Pungwe Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking at Serengeti Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding along Mamba Road
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, walking along Broken Dam Road

Big 5 Sightings 08 to 14 July 2019

  • The highlight of the week was nine members of the Styx lion pride attempting to hunt buffalo along Londolozi Boundary
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Monday, 08 July 2019 (28ºC)

  • Makhomsava, the female leopard, walking along Londolozi Boundary
  • Five members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Ram Pan
  • A breeding herd of about eight elephants feeding on Rocky Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, walking across Kimbeon’s Crossing
  • Moya, the female leopard, walking along Seepline
  • along A-main
  • Five buffalo bulls resting on Ximbane road
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on KBR
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub on a fresh bushbuck kill in camp

Tuesday, 09 July 2019 (27ºC)

  • Xinzele, the female leopard, resting on a termite mound at Londolozi Robson’s corner
  • Nsele, the female leopard, walking along Impala road
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Sawmill
  • One honey badger catching mice on Big Dam Link South
  • Another breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding on Milkberry
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, walking along Broken Dam road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on 16th Crossing road
  • One honey badger walking along Big Dam Link North

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 (29ºC)

  • Four hyenas finishing off a warthog kill on Serengeti Open Area
  • Three hyena and two hyena cubs resting at the den site on Mamba road
  • Moya, the female leopard, hunting scrub hare around Big Dam
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub on a fresh impala kill at Seeff’s pan
  • Nsele, the female leopard, walking through PU
  • A herd of about 30 elephants feeding on Londolozi Boundary
  • Another herd of about 20 elephants feeding around Big Dam
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Thursday, 11 July 2019 (27ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride resting at Big Dam
  • The young Mhangeni male lion chased off a zebra kill by over 20 hyenas on Central road
  • Five members of the Nkuhuma lion pride resting on Shiboma road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub walking through Bushcamp pan
  • A herd of five elephants feeding on Bushcamp West
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub on a steenbuck kill off Francolin
  • Eight elephant bulls feeding along Bushcamp East
  • Three members of the Nkuhuma lion pride resting on Wetpatch

Friday, 12 July 2019 (32ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, walking along Seepline road
  • Four members of the Nkuhuma lion pride hunting impala around Pungwe Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding around Bushcamp Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting in Simbambili Open Area
  • Xidulu, the female leopard walking along the firebreak
  • Five elephant bulls feeding on Rhino Pan road
  • One buffalo bull resting on Rhino Pan road

Saturday, 13 July 2019 (31ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub resting along the fence line
  • One buffalo bull wallowing at Kraaines
  • A herd of about 20 elephants feeding along Londolozi Boundary
  • Xinzele, the female leopard, resting on a termite mound on Chestnut Open
  • Seven African wild dogs feeding on a fresh duiker kill on EP Shirley’s cutline
  • Another herd of about 20 elephants feeding on EP Shirley’s cutline
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Sunday, 14 July 2019 (29ºC)

  • Xinzele, the female leopard, resting on a termite mound on Rocky road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub on a fresh duiker kill at Pungwe Pan
  • Nine members of the Styx lion pride attempting to hunt buffalo along Londolozi Boundary
  • Three buffalo bulls resting along Londolozi Boundary
  • One elephant bull crossing Londolozi Boundary
  • Seven members of the Nkuhuma lion pride drinking at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 50 elephants feeding on KBR
  • Seven members of the Nkuhuma lion pride walking across A-main
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting on a termite mound on Makhulu Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding around Bushcamp Pan

Big 5 Sightings 01 to 07 July 2019

  • The highlight of the week was Sibuye, the female leopard, that killed a grey duiker on Grasscut road
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Monday, 01 July 2019 (26ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Nsele, the female leopard, walking along Star Chestnut Open
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, walking along EP Shirley’s cutline
  • drinking at One Eye Pan

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 (25ºC)

  • One buffalo bull drinking at Rhino Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Poachers Corner
  • Xinzele, the female leopard, resting on a termite mound on Star Chestnut Open
  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding on EP Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants walking along Big Dam Link South

Wednesday,03 July 2019 (26ºC)

  • Sibuye, the female leopard, killed a grey duiker on Grasscut road
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, walking along Wetpatch road
  • Xinzele, the female leopard, walking across Serengeti Crossing
  • One buffalo bull resting on Sawmill
  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Thursday, 04 July 2019 (25ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub walking in the Manyeleti river close to Shirley’s Crossing
  • One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride resting at Magic Willy Open
  • A breeding herd of 40 elephants drinking at Serengeti Dam
  • Ngala Open
  • One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride crossing MMM North  

Friday, 05 July 2019 (24ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, chased off a kill by ten hyenas
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub playing at PU Corner
  • Five members of the Nkuhuma lion pride walking along Boerbean Pan road
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard crossing Robson’s Boundary
  • Four buffalo bulls resting at Pungwe Pan
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub resting on One Eye Pan road
  • Another breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding on Saseka road

Saturday, 06 July 2019 (27ºC)

  • Five members of the Nkuhuma lion pride walking along Big Dam Link South
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding at Londolozi Robson’s Corner
  • Four buffalo bulls resting at Pungwe Pan
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub on an impala kill on One Eye Pan road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub walking in the Manyeleti river towards Morningside
  • A pack of nine African wild dogs at 5-way junction
  • The young Mhangeni male lion walking along Serengeti Open
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on KBR
  • Two baby porcupines moving south from Zimba Bridge
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Sunday, 07 July 2019 (32ºC)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub interacting with Hukumuri, the male leopard, on Rhulani
  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions chased an unknown male leopard up a tree on EP Parallel
  • One Avoca male lion resting at Chitwa Dam
  • Four buffalo bulls resting at Pungwe Pan
  • Five members of the Nkuhuma lion pride drinking water at Gabe’s watering hole
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub with a fresh impala kill at Ram Pan
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting on Mabuza road