Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 September 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on her impala kill on Madash Road

Tiyani, the female leopard – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 4 September 2017
(30ºC)

  • Five buffalo bulls resting on Star Chestnut Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard still feeding on her impala kill on Madash Road
  • Two Birmingham male lions resting at Treehouse Crossing
  • Thandi the female leopard stalking impalas on Road 47
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Treehouse Pan

 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017
(33ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, resting on Kuala Bear Road
  • Moya, the female leopard and her cub chased away by Anderson, the male leopard, on Kudu Drift
  • Young Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, resting at Big Dam

 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017
(37ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Shirley’s open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Ntoma Crossing
  • Young Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, resting at Red Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at One Eye Pan
  • Two lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting at Jaggie Pan
  • Young Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, feeding on a scrub hare kill on Tjololo Road
  • Mvula, the male leopard, resting on MMM North
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Morning Side Pan

Fiery-necked Nightjar – Dawie Jacobs

 

Thursday, 7 September 2017
(36ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, walking along Leeukuil Pan
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Bushcamp East
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west in Marakeng
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving south from Rhulani Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Serengeti Crossing

 

Friday, 8 September 2017
(35ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving east from Bushcamp East
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at EP open area
  • Three lionesses from the Styx pride resting at Boer Bean Pan
  • Two Birmingham male lions resting White Cloth open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rampan

 

Saturday, 9 September 2017
(36ºC)

  • Young Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, resting on Seef’s Pan Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Sixteen Crossing Road
  • Anderson the male leopard mating with Moya the female leopard, on Kuala Bear Road
  • Mvula the male leopard, feeding on the young Ingrid Dam female`s kill at Safari Dam
  • Moya`s young female leopard cub, resting at Bigdam

Verraux Eagle-owl – Dawie Jacobs

 

Sunday, 10 September 2017
(35ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on Pungwe Island
  • Anderson the male leopard mating with Moya the female leopard, on Kuala Bear Road
  • Seven members of the Styx pride and three Birmingham male lions resting at Mhisi Mati
  • Moya the female leopard`s cub moving east from the Rocks

 

 

 

 

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Big 5 Sightings 28 August to 03 September 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Pangolin foraging for food around Pungwe Pan

Pangolin – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 28 August 2017
(27ºC)

  • A Breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Horseshoe open area
  • One buffalo bull resting at Shirley`s Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of ten elephants feeding at Mhisi Mati
  • Eight members of the Styx lion pride resting at Mhisi Mati
  • Tingana the male leopard, moving west from Mhisi Mati

 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017
(29ºC)

  • One buffalo bull feeding west of Shirley`s Crossing
  • Two females of the Ximungwe pride resting south of Simbambili Dam
  • The young Ingrid dam female leopard resting on Tsololo Road
  • Tingana the male leopard, resting on Mafufunyane Road

 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017
(29ºC)

  • One lioness of the Ximungwe pride mating with a Birmingham male lion on Simbambili open area
  • One elephant bull feeding around Pommies Pan
  • Moya the female leopard hunting impala south of Big Dam
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift

 

Hyena at night – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 31 August 2017
(28ºC)

  • Five wild dogs running south along Robson`s boundary
  • Another pack of nine wild dogs resting on Bushcamp West
  • Anderson the male leopard resting at Grizzly Bear Crossing
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift
  • One Lioness of the Ximungwe pride mating with one of the Birmingham male lions on Tsololo road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at EP open area

 

Friday, 1 September 2017
(26ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Big Dam
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding north of Grizzly Bear Crossing
  • Hosana the male leopard, stalking impalas east of Baboon Pan
  • Mvula the male leopard resting on MMM North
  • Three of the young lion cubs of the Nkuhuma pride resting at MMM North
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Gowrie Main

 

Saturday, 2 September 2017
(26ºC)

  • Ten members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions moving west from Pommies Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Milkberry Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Serengeti Crossing
  • One pangolin foraging at Pungwe Pan

Styx female lion – Dawie Jacobs

 

Sunday, 3 September 2017
(27ºC)

  • Tiyani the female leopard feeding on her impala kill on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants on A-main Road
  • Ten members of the Nkuhuma pride resting on Simbambili open area
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Kuala Bear Road

 

 

 

 

 

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Big 5 Sightings 21 to 27 August 2017

The Big 5 highlights of the week were to see the new cubs of the Nkuhuma pride. The young lioness took them one by one in her mouth and moved them to a new den.

One Nkhuma female lioness with a cub – Morné Fouché

Monday, 21 August 2017
(30ºC)

  • Young Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, resting at Big Dam
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on Shirley’s Crossing Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Fourteen members of the Nkuhuma lion pride and one Birmingham male lion resting on MMM North
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Road 7

 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
(32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffalo’s resting on Simbambili firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Three lionesses from the Styx pride, their six cubs and two Birmingham male lions resting at Baboon Pan
  • Young Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, resting at Big Dam
  • One pangolin feeding on Ngala open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Pungwe Pan

 

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
(32ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, Moya, the female leopard and her cub resting in the same tree with an impala kill west of Saseka Road
  • Six buffalo bulls drinking water at EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at EP open area
  • Old Ingrid Dam, the female leopard and her cub moving west on our southern boundary
  • Two lionesses of the Styx pride of lions resting on Lucas open area
  • One heavenly pregnant lioness of the Styx pride resting on Ingwe open area
  • Thamba, the young male leopard moving around Chitwa Dam

One Buffalo – Morné Fouché

 

Thursday, 24 August 2017
(29ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Wetpatch open area
  • Two Honey badgers walking along Wetpatch Road
  • Six buffalo bulls resting around EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Three wild dogs hunting and killing an impala on Tsalala Road

 

Friday, 25 August 2017
(28ºC)

  • Moya the female leopard and her cub feeding on her impala kill on A-main Road
  • One lioness of the Tsalala pride walking south from Big Dam
  • Three Wild dogs running south from A-main Road
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on Bushcamp East
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Wetpatch Road

 

Saturday, 26 August 2017
(27ºC)

  • Eight members of the Styx pride of lions walking south along the Eastern Bank Marakeni
  • Three wild dogs hunting impalas at Mhisi Mati
  • A breeding herd of about twenty-five elephants feeding at Gowrie Main
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on our southern boundary
  • Shadow, the female leopard and her cub feeding on an impala kill on Parallel Road
  • Ingrid Dam, the female leopard walking west on Safari driveway

One Wild Dog – Morné Fouché

 

Sunday, 27 August 2017
(26ºC)

  • One Pangolin feeding at Pungwe Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on her scrub hare kill east of Simbambili Dam
  • Two lionesses of the Styx pride and their six cubs resting south of Mhisi Mati.
  • A small breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main Road
  • Thamba, the young male leopard resting next to Gowrie Main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Ngala open area

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Ingrid Dam female leopard, resting at Big Dam

Salayexe, the female leopard – Gerrit Ackerman

 

Monday, 14 August 2017

(26ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Methlowani Road
  • Five lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting with their six cubs and one Birmingham male lion on One Eye Pan Road
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Pugwe Island
  • Twelve wild dogs and their nine pups feeding on an impala kill on Rhino Pan Road

 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

(29ºC)

  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving east from Grasscut Road
  • Five lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting with their six cubs and one Birmingham male lion on One Eye Pan Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a young kudu bull carcass at Red Dam
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • One elephant bull feeding around Red Dam

 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

(34ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting up in a tree with a grey duiker kill on Mfezi open area
  • Two lionesses from the Tsalala pride and their two cubs resting at Kimbians Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Rhino Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on Knobthorn open area
  • Mvula, the male leopard, resting on Zebra Drive
  • Another breeding herd of about sixty elephants feeding on Oom Corrie’s Loop Road
  • Three lionesses from the Styx pride resting with their six cubs and one Birmingham male lion at Mhisi Mati

One male lion – Gerrit Ackerman

 

Thursday, 17 August 2017

(30ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, still feeding on her grey duiker kill on Mfezi open area
  • Three lionesses from the Breakaway pride feeding on a zebra kill with their twelve cubs and a clan of hyenas watching from a safe distance on our western boundary
  • One elephant bull feeding on Shirley’s Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • Six buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan

 

Friday, 18 August 2017

(26ºC)

  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on EP open area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard moving north from Land Cruiser Crossing
  • One Matimba male lion resting on Kudu Drift
  • Moya, the female leopard’s female cub resting on Leopard Drift

 

Saturday, 19 August 2017

(28ºC)

  • Six buffalo bulls resting close to EP open area
  • Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, resting at Big Dam
  • Two lionesses from the Ximungwe pride resting at Rampan
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at Rampan
  • One pangolin feeding on Ngala open area

Salayexe, the female leopard on a kill – Gerrit Ackerman

 

Sunday, 20 August 2017

(29ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Old Borehole Road
  • Two lionesses from the Ximungwe pride resting at Simbambili open area
  • One elephant bull feeding on Madash Road
  • Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, feeding on a steenbok kill on Seepline Road

 

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Big 5 Sightings 07 to 13 August 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a pangolin foraging at Tamboti Crossing.

Pangolin foraging – Morné Fouché

Monday, 7 August 2017
(23ºC)

• One Matimba male lion resting on Mfezi open area
• Tiyani, the female leopard, stalking a steenbok close to Kudu Drift
• Ten members of the Nkuhuma lion pride resting north of Red Dam
• A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Nyati Bamba Road
• Two elephant bulls feeding close to Big Dam
• Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main

Tuesday, 8 August 2017
(25ºC)

• Mvula, the male leopard resting at One Eye Pan
• The Nkuhuma lion pride stole Tingana’s impala kill on Southern Fork Road
• Tingana, the male leopard moving west on Road 7
• A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM North

Wednesday, 9 August 2017
(27ºC)

• Three elephant bulls feeding on Madash Road
• Styx lion pride and one Birmingham male lion resting on A-main
• Anderson, the male leopard stalking and killing a warthog on A-main
• A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding and drinking water on EP open area
• Tiyani, the female leopard stalking a scrub hare on One Eye Pan Road

Buffalo bull – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 10 August 2017
(28ºC)

• Three buffalo bulls feeding on Mamba Road
• A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP driveway
• Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on EP open area
• Anderson, the male leopard still feeding on his kill on A-main
• Ingrid’s Dam, the female leopard stalking a grey duiker at Big Dam
• Nchila, the female leopard resting on Methlowani open area

Friday, 11 August 2017
(27ºC)

• Ingrid’s Dam female leopard resting at Big Dam
• Styx lion pride resting on A-main
• A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
• Salayexe, the female leopard resting on Pungwe open area
• Five buffalo bulls resting in the water at Big Dam
• Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area

Saturday, 12 August 2017
(28ºC)

• Salayexe, the female leopard, resting at Safari Dam
• One elephant bull feeding at Safari Dam
• A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Old Bushcamp
• Mvula, the male leopard resting close to Simbambili Dam

Ingrids Dam female – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 13 August 2017
(30ºC)

• Nsele, the female leopards female cub resting on Mamba Road
• Salayexe, the female leopard, resting at Tamboti Crossing
• Three wild dogs moving north on MMM South
• Anderson, the male leopard, moving east from Leeukuil Pan
• Four wild dogs moving north from A-main
• Five lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting with their six cubs and one Birmingham male lion on Southern Fork Road
• One pangolin foraging at Tamboti Crossing.

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Sightings 31 July to 06 August 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Mvula, the male leopard, moving east on Simbambili Firebreak

Mvula – Gerrit Ackerman

Monday, 31 July 2017
(26ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at EP open area
  • A pack of ten wild dogs drinking water at Picanini Utah Pan
  • Nsele, the female leopard, resting on Picanini Utah Firebreak

Tuesday, 1 August 2017
(27ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, walking along Central Road
  • Four lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting with their six cubs and two Birmingham male lions on Madash Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, hunting on Safari/Shirley’s cutline
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south on Shomboma Road

Wednesday, 2 August 2017
(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at Shomboma Road
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on Nyati Bamba Road
  • A pack of six wild dogs moving south on Madash Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving north on A-main
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving north on MMM North
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP Floodplains

One of the Nkhuma pride lionesses drinking water – Dawie Lombard

Thursday, 3 August 2017
(30ºC)

  • Five buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan
  • Mvula, the male leopard, resting on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Ingrid Dam, the young female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on our southern boundary
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan

 

Friday, 4 August 2017

(29ºC)

  • Two wild dogs moving south from our southern boundary
  • Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Kuchava, the female leopard on Simbambili/Safari cutline
  • Five buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan

 

Saturday, 5 August 2017

(27ºC)

  • Four lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride moving east from Simbambili Firebreak
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from Simbambili Firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephanst feeding at EP driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at EP open area

Sunset – Dawie Lombard

Sunday, 6 August 2017

(26ºC)

  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Shomboma Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Serengeti open area
  • Ingrid Dam, the young female leopard, resting in a tree with an impala kill on our southern boundary
  • Four lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting with their six cubs on Shinzele Road

 

 

 

 

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