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

 

Big 5 Sightings 19 to 25 November

Leopard Xidulu
– Gerhard van der Westhuizen

Monday,19 November 2018

(31ºC)

  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Serengeti Dam
  • Young Ingrid Dam female leopard resting on Star chestnut Road
  • Ingrid Dam female leopard walking on Rocky Road
  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding on Chestnut Open Area
  • Nine buffalo bulls feeding on Ep Open area

 

Tuesday,20 November 2018

(41ºC)

  • Young Ingrid dam female leopard resting at Our Father’s Crossing
  • Nine buffalo bulls resting on EP airstip
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Shirley’s pan
  • Two adult female wild dogs resting at Rhulani Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding on Rhulani Road
  • Xidulu the female leopard walking on Tjololo Road

Wednesday,21 November 2018

(32ºC)

  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Simbambili fire brake
  • One buffalo bull resting on Tsalala Road
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on EP Open Area

Foam Nest Frog
– Gerhard van der Westhuizen

Thursday,22 November 2018

(28ºC)

  • Two wild dogs feeding on a impala kill at Picanini Utah fire brake
  • Another pack of 8 wild dogs resting at Big Dam
  • One elephant bull feeding at poachers Corner
  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions drinking water at Picanini Utah Pan

 

Friday,23 November 2018

(34ºC)

  • Two lionesses of the Ximungwe pride feeding on a impala kill on Simbambili fire break
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding at Kimbions crossing
  • Hukumuri the male leopard walking on Nyati Bamba Road
  • 15 buffalo bulls feeding on Ekiso Road
  • Xidulu the female leopard resting West from Simbambili Dam
  • Sibuye the female leopard resting with her cub on a impala kill on Wors crossing Road
  • A group of 8 buffalo bulls feeding on Sixes Road

Lions Nkuhuma
Gerhard van der Westhuizen

Saturday,24 November 2018

(36ºC)

  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions feeding on their Nyala kill on A-Main
  • A group of about 10 buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring West Road
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Simbambili fire break
  • Another group of 8 buffalo bulls feeding on Saseka Road

 

Sunday,25 November 2018

(37ºC)

  • A pack of four wild dogs with four pups resting on Marikene drive
  • Xidulu the female leopard walking on Marula Bult Central road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants walking over Safari Open area
  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Shirley’s pan
  • A group of about 15 buffalos bulls resting on Saseka road

 

Big 5 Sightings 12 to 18 November

The highlight of the week was to see Young Ingrid Dam female leopard

Monday,12 November 2018

(34ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding at Five Way Junction
  • Tiyani the female leopard resting in a tree at Simbambili Firebreak
  • Two Ximungwe lionesses and one young Talamati male lion resting on Simbambili Firebreak
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Poachers Corner
  • The Ingrid’s Dam female leopard’s cub stalking a nyala at Our Fathers Crossing
  • One Talamati male lion resting with four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions at 47 Open

 

Tuesday,13 November 2018

(33ºC)

  • Tiyani the female leopard walking along Kudu Drift road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Mamba Road
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • One buffalo bull feeding close to Serengeti pan
  • Two Nkuhuma pride lionesses resting on 2nd Windmill road

 

Wednesday,14 November 2018

(35ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding around Ntoma crossing
  • Four wild dogs drinking water at Picannini Utah Dam
  • Nine buffalo bulls drinking water at Rhulani Pan
  • Xidulu the female leopard resting on Marekene Drive
  • Three members of the Nkuhuma pride feeding on a impala kill at Tamboti crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding on Simbambili fire break

 

Thursday,15 November 2018

(35ºC)

  • five members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Safari airstrip
  • Young Ingrid Dam female leopard walking south from Serengeti Dam
  • Moya the female leopard resting at Big Dam
  • Tiyani the female leopard resting at Pungwe Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting on Sixes road
  • Hukumuri the male leopard drinking water at Big Dam

 

Friday,16 November 2018

(37ºC)

  • Xidulu the female leopard resting at Broken Dam
  • A pack of four wild dogs resting on One Eye Pan road
  • A pack of four wild dogs and four pups resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding close to EP open area
  • Five members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting in front of Paul’s camp

 

Saturday,17 November 2018

(40ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding at Boundary Pan
  • Tiyani the female leopard with a bushbuck kill in front of EP Camp
  • Xidulu the female leopard resting at Broken Dam
  • Four Nkuhuma lionesses resting on Metlowani Open Area
  • Three buffalo bulls walking on Puff adder Road
  • Four wild dogs with four pups resting on EP Open Area

 

Sunday,18 November 2018

(34ºC)

  • One Manghene male lion resting on Zebra Drive
  • Xidulu the female leopard resting on Magic Willy Road
  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline Road
  • Young Ingrid Dam female leopard moving along Puff Adder Road