Sightings 14 – 20 January 2019

 The Big 5 Hilight of the week was to see Xidulu, the female leopard carrying her cubs to the new dan site.

Monday, 14 January 2019

(38ºC)

  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Boundary Pan
  • Another three buffalo bulls feeding on Solar Panel Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions still feeding on their buffalo kill on Kudu Drift Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Milkberry Road

Tuesday, 15 January

(37’C)

  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions still feeding on their buffalo kill on Kudu Drift Road
  • Four buffalo bulls resting in the water at Boundary Pan
  • A pack of eight wild dogs resting at Kraaines Pan
  • A pack of thirteen wild dogs hunting and killing two impalas on Guarri Central
  • Tingana, the male leopard resting at Chitwa Dam
  • Xidulu, the female leopard resting on a termite mount close to Safari driveway

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

(32’C)

  • Eleven buffalo bulls wallowing in the mud around Bushcamp Pan
  • Twenty hyenas chased the Nkuhuma pride of lions of the remains of the buffalo kill on Kudu Drift
  • Anderson, the male leopard scent marking on Saseka Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Saseka Road
  • A pack of eight wild dogs hunting impala around Drongo North

Thursday, 17 January 2019

(32ºC)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her two cubs playing around their den
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Methlowani open area
  • Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on a impala kill close to Kimbians Crossing
  • A pack of about thirteen wild dogs hunting impalas around 5way Junction
  • Thandi, the female leopard and her cub feeding on a impala kill on Chitwa new driveway
  • Three elephant bulls feeding on EP open area
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Big Dam

Friday, 2019

(30ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting at Kimbians Crossing
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting on Safari driveway
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Seepline Road
  • Three lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride resting at Big Dam
  • Seven members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions hunting and killing an impala
  • A pack of thirteen wild dogs resing on Safari airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP airstrip
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Mamba Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on the northern side Safari airstrip
  • Ten buffalo bulls drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Xidulu, the female leopard feeding on her grey duiker kill at Scops Owl Crossing
  • Two young Talamati male lions resting close to EP driveway

Saturday, 2019

(34ºC)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard resting at Scops Owl Crossing
  • Two young Talamati male lions resting on EP airstrip
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Sawmill Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP airstrip
  • Six lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride resting on Kudu Drift Road
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting on Marula Bult South
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Serengeti open area

Sunday, 2019

(35ºC)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard moving her cubs to a new den site close to 2nd Windmill
  • A pack of 18 wild dogs hunting impalas on Zebra Drive
  • Tiyani, the female leopard scent marking around Big Dam Link North
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Paul’s Pan
  • Five members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Shomboma Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Five buffalo bulls resting in the mud east of Tamboti Crossing

 

Sightings 31 December-06 January

  • The highlight of the week was Xidulu and her two cubs playing outside the den

Monday, 31 December 2018

  • One unknown male leopard resting at Londoz Boundary
  • Eight African wild dogs resting at Simbambili Pan
  • Xidulu, the female leopard drinking water at Pomies Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Guarri Central
  • Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on her scrub hare
  •  kill at Pungwe Island

Tuesday, 01 January 2019

  • Tiyani, the female leopard hunting a scrubhare at Picanini Utah Pan
  • One unknown male leopard walking along Picanini Utah Eastern Firebreak
  • Two lionesses of the shumungwe pride resting at Picanini Utah Firebreak Road
  • About seven buffalo bulls feeding on Mabuza Road
  • Another two buffalo bulls feeding at Kimbions Crossing
  • Two more buffalo bulls resting at Dead End Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Pianini Utah Corner
  • Eight African wild dogs resting on Zebra Drive

Wednesday, 02 January 2019

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard feeding on his baby wildebeest kill at Wetpatch Road
  • Two elephant cows feeding at Simbambili Dam
  • A pack of eight African wild dogs resting at Old Borehole Road
  • Xidulu, the female leopard resting with her baby impala kill at MMM South

Thursday, 03 January 2019

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting with his baby wildebeest kill at Wetpatch Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting with her baby impala kill at A-Main
  • Four buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Mafufunyane Road
  • One buffalo bull drinking water at Chitwa Dam
  • Nine members of the Nkuhuma pride and one young Mhangeni male resting on Wessels/Little Gowrie cutline

Friday, 04 January 2019

  • Nine buffalo bulls feeding on Wetpach open area
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Bush Camp east Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions with two Avoca male lions feeding on a buffalo kill on Chitwa open area
  • Xidulu the female leopard feasting on a baby warthog on Simbambili Dam Road
  • Two elephant cows drinking water at Pommies Pan

Saturday, 05 January 2019

  • Eight wilddogs killing a baby impala on Xihumbane Road
  • Xidulu the female leopard and her two cubs playing outside the den
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Simbambili Firebreak Road
  • Another breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Simbambili Firebreak

Sunday, 06 January 2019

  • Eight members of the Nkuhuma pride, one young Mhangene male lion and one Talamati young male lion resting at Dig Dam
  • Four adult and 4 pups resting close to Kimbions Crossing
  • One elephant bull feeding on Ngala open area
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Madash Road
  • One lioness of the Ximungwe pride of lions resting on Robsons boundary
  • Tlalamba the young leopardess moving north over Gowrie Main

Sightings 24-30 December 2018

  • The highlight of the week was Xidulu and her two cubs.

Monday, 24 December 2018

(37’C)

  • One male lion of the Avoca coalition walking on Chitwa Driveway
  • One male lion of the Avoca coalition resting with one lioness of the Nkuhuma pride at One Eye Pan
  • Three members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions with one Mhangeni male lion resting at Tree House Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Little Gowrie Driveway
  • Eight African wild dogs feeding on their baby impala kill at Elly Ally Road
  • Xidulu, the female leopard walking along EP/Simbambili Cutline Road

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

(38’C)

  • Four elephant bulls drinking water at Simbambili Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard walking along Marula Built Central
  • One elephant bull feeding at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking water at Chitwa Dam
  • One Nkuhuma lioness with one Mhangeni male lion resting at Wet Patch Open

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

(41’C)

  • A breeding herd of about six elephants feeding at Bush Camp East Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Crossing
  • Three members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Mehluwane Open                                                                            

Thursday,28 December 2018

(30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Eastern Bank Manyaleti
  • About 5 buffalo bulls feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • One lioness resting at Mehluane Road
  • Seven lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting at Southern Fork Road


(28’C)

Friday, 29 December 2018

  • Xidulu, the female leopard resting with her two new cubs at Simbambili Dam
  • Seven members of the Nkuhuma pride and one Mhangeni male of lion resting at One Eye Pan
  • Two lionesses of the Tsalala pride of lions walking along Simbambili Firebreak Road
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting at Ram Pan
  • Xidulu, the female leopard walking along Pommies Pan
  • Two lionesses of the Tsalala pride of lions resting at the Manyaleti Fence Crossing

Saturday, 29 December 2018

(28ºC)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard resting at Southern Fork Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding along Rhino Ring South
  • Seven members of the nkuhuma pride and two mhangeni pride of lions resting at Mehluane Open
  • One male lion of the avoca coalition resting at One Eye Pan

Sunday, 30 December 2018

(30ºC)

  • One elephant bull walking along East Bank Manyaleti Road
  • Seven members of the nkuhuma pride and two mhangeni pride of lionsdrinking rsting at Simbambili Firebreak Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Picanini Utah Firebreak Road
  • A pack of eight African wild dogs resting at Safari Airstrip
  • Xidulu, the female leopard resting at One Eye Pan
  • Seven members of the Nkuhuma pride and two Mhangeni pride of lions drinking water at Rulani Mud Wallows

Big 5 Sightings 03 – 09 December 2018

The highlight of the week was the pack of eight african wild dogs moving through the area.

Tiyani
– Gerrit Ackerman

Monday, 03 December 2018

(38ºC)

  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Rhino Ring North

  • Sibuye, the female leopard resting with her impala kill at north of Ingwe Mati

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting with his Impala kill at Gowrie Main

  • Sibuye, the female leopard’s cub caught a baby impala east of Ingwe Mati

  • A group of five elephants bulls drinking water at Poal’s Pan

 

Tuesday, 04 December 2018

(36ºC)

  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Knob Thorn Pan

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting with his impala kill at Gowrie Main Road

  • Eight African wild dogs resting at MMM South

  • Three elephant bulls walking along One Eye Pan

  • Xidulu, the female leopard walking along Second Windmill Road

 

Wednesday, 05 December 2018

(40ºC) 13mm

  • Five members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting north of 47 Open

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting at Bush Camp East Road

  • A pack of eight african wild dogs resting at Guarri Central Road

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting at Rampan

Southern Ground Hornbill
– Gerrit Ackerman

 

Thursday, 06 December 2018

(40ºC)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard catching a young impala at Seepline Road

  • Five members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Airport Link Road

  • One elephant bull feeding at Poachers Corner

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Robeson’s Boundary

 

Friday, 07 December  2018

(38ºC)

  • Five members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions with three Mangheni male lions and one Talamati male lion resting at Rampan

  • Five buffalo bulls drinking water at Rhino Pan

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting at Big Dam

  • A breeding herd of about eight elephants feeding at EP Open

  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting in EP Camp

Hyena and Vulture
– Gerrit Ackerman

Saturday, 08 December 2018

(37ºC)

  • Five members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions with three Mangheni and one Talamati male lion resting at Simbambili/Safari Cutline

  • Eight buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Dam

  • Sibuye, the female leopard and her cub resting on Monzo Shortcut

  • Three members of the Styx pride of lions resting at MMM South

 

Sunday, 09 December 2018

(29ºC) 4mm

  • Xidulu, the female leopard feeding on her bushbuck kill at EP/Safari Cutline

  • Hukumuri the male leopard feeding on his impala kill at Rulani Road

 

 

Big 5 Sightings 26 November to 2 December

 The highlight of the week was one male lion of the Avoka coalition visiting, and three cheetah’s moving through the area.

Monday,26 November 2018 (40ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting on Airport Link
  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Sawmill
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard on a Impala kill on Airport Link Road

 

Tuesday,27 November 2018 (39ºC)

  • A pack of four wild dogs and four pups resting on Rhino Ring West
  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting with her impala kill on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on A-Main
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Saseka Road
  • Sibuye, the female leopard resting west of Paul’s Camp

 

Wednesday,28 November 2018 (37ºC) 15mm Rain

  • Two wild dogs drinking water at Picanini Utah Pan
  • Four wild dogs and four pups resting on Bush Camp East
  • Three Cheetah catching and plying before feeding on their baby impala kill East of Picanini Utah Pan
  • One member of the Nkuhuma pride of lions drinking water at Picanini Utah Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding around Picanini Utah/Robeson’s Corner
  • Tiyani, the female leopard walking along Simbambili Firebreak 
  • Three cheetahs feeding on their impala kill on A-Main Road

Thursday,29 November 2018 (26ºC)

  • Six buffalo bulls feeding at Baboon’s Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants and one buffalo bull feeding on Rhino Midden Road
  • Six members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Picanini Utah Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Londoz Boundary
  • Xidulu, the female leopard resting on Safari/Simbambili Cutline Road

 

Friday,30 November 2018 (28ºC)

  • One Avoca male lion and two members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions on a Warthog kill on Horse Shoe East Road
  • A pack of eight wild dogs hunting and killing a baby impala South of Linda’s Drift
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Rhulani Road

 

Saturday,1 December 2018 (33ºC)

  •  Two Ximungwe female lions resting at Picanini Utah Pan
  • Six members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions and two Mhangene male lions and one Talamati male lion resting at Three House Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on MMM North
  • Six members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions and two Mhangene male lions and one Talamati male lion resting west of Three House Pan
  • Sibuye, the female leopard walking along Hoffmans Cutline
  • Xidulu, the female leopard walking along Simbambili Firebreak

Sunday,2 December 2018 (38ºC)

  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Mabuza Road
  •  A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Mehluane Open
  • Xidulu, the female leopard walking along Simbambili Firebreak
  • Three members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Chitwa Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Chitwa Dam