Big 5 sightings

Monday, 4th November2019 (24ºC)

  • Tiyani the female leopard and her cub hunting and taking lessons around Ximungwe
  • Breeding herd of about 20 Elephants feeding arounf EP open
  • Hyena den on Elephants Plains was very active with nine pups and three adults

Tuesday, 5th November 2019 (28ºC)

  • Moya the female leopard scent marking around cutline
  • Herd of about thirty elephants feeding along Mumps road

Wednesday, 6th November 2019 (22ºC)

  • Hyena den active with five pups and two adults
  • Two Ximungwe lioness on an impala kill inside PU
  • Tiyani the female leopard scent marking along firebreak
  • Xidulu the female leopard carrying a scrub hare kill along Marula built north
  • Breeding herd of about twenty elephants sleeping on EP open

Thursday, 7th November 2019 (26ºC)

  • Mangheni male lion resting at big dam
  • Xidulu and her cub on an impala kill off of forebreak/one eye pan road junction
  • Hyena den active with nine pups and one adult

Friday, 8th November 2019 (23ºC)

  • Hukumuri the male leopard killed a warthog on the firebreak outside Morningside lodge
  • Nkuhuma pride resting on the western side of the island
  • The two Avoca male lions resting on guarri central

Saturday, 9th November 2019 (23ºC)

  •  The two Avoca male lions resting east of guarri central
  • The Nkuhuma pride resting at kimbeans crossing

Sunday, 10th November 2019 (19ºC)

  • Tiyani scent markinmg around rhino pan road
  • Nsele moving west through the block north of rhino pan road
  • Nkuhuma pride including the two Avoca males drinking at Rampan

Big Five Sightings 21-27 October 2019

  • The highlight of the week was one female cheetah resting east of Arathusa Airstrip
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Monday, 21 October 2019 (36ºC)

  • Nine African wild dogs resting west of Treehouse pan
  • Seven Nkuhuma female lionesses and one Avoca male lion resting on Simbambili Firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants drinking at EP Open Area Pan
  • Three elephant bulls feeding on Nyati road
  • Another breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Rulani
  • Seven Nkuhuma female lionesses and one Avoca male lion walking along Tsalala road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Nyati Bamba road
  • One adult hyena and 2 cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 (22ºC)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her cub feeding on a scrub hare on Mehluane road
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding along EP Driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about 25 elephants walking along Rhino Ring West road
  • The young Nkuhuma male lions walking along MMM South road
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Lowveld Link road
  • Another breeding herd of about 30 elephants Walking along Tamboti Open Area
  • Two buffalo bulls resting along Londolozi Boundary
  • Two adult hyena and 5 cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 (31ºC)

  • Seven Nkuhuma lionesses, nine cubs and the young Nkuhuma male lion resting west of Treehouse Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding along MalaMala Boundary
  • Moya, the female leopard walking along Land Cruiser Crossing
  • Two side stripped jackals trotting along Wessels and Little Gowrie Cutline
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub feeding on a baby Nyala kill south of Serengeti Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding around Leeukuil
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Rocky road
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Thursday, 24 October 2019 (34ºC)

  • One female cheetah resting east of Arathusa Airstrip
  • Eight African wild dogs running along EP Airstrip with eight hyenas following
  • Xidulu, the female leopard resting on Arathusa and Shirley’s cutline
  • The young Mhangeni male lion resting on Wetpatch road
  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding along 2nd Windmill road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard’s cub resting on a termite mound on A-main   
  • Two adult hyena and 8 cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road

Friday, 25 October 2019 (41ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard as well as Hukumuri, the male leopard resting off of Sixes road
  • Four adult hyena and 8 cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on EP Flood Plain
  • Another breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding along Rhino Pan road
  • One bull elephant drinking at EP Open Area Pan
  • Eight African wild dogs resting at Shirley’s Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Shirley’s Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard walking along EP Flood Plain
  • Xidulu, the female leopard lost her impala kill to two hyenas along Simbambili Firebreak
  • The young Mhangeni male lion resting at Pommies pan

Saturday, 26 October 2019 (36ºC)

  • Two Avoca male lions, seven Nkuhuma lionesses and their 9 cubs resting at Red Dam
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her cub feeding on an impala kill on Marula Built junction north
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding at Shirley’s Open Area
  • One elephant bull drinking at Serengeti pan
  • Moya, the female leopard resting along A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding around EP Open Area
  • Five adult hyena and 8 cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Sunday, 27 October 2019 (35ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub feeding on an impala kill in PU
  • Two Avoca male lions, four Nkuhuma lionesses and their 9 cubs resting east of Madash
  • Three Nkuhuma lionesses resting along Rulani
  • Eight African wild dogs resting on Mfezi Open Area
  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants drinking at PU pan
  • One elephant bull feeding along Madash road
  • One adult hyena and 6 cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road

Big 5 Sightings 14-20 October 2019

  • The highlight of the week was one honey badger foraging on the Elephant Plains airstrip
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Monday, 14 October 2019 (23ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub on a duiker kill at Pungwe Pan
  • Moya, the female leopard resting on a termite mound along Londolozi Boundary
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard resting on a termite mound also along Londolozi Boundary
  • One Nkuhuma lioness resting east of Treehouse Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants drinking at Treehouse Pan
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her cub feeding on a steenbuck kill on Madash S-bend.
  • The young Nkuhuma male lion resting on a termite mound on Leopard Drift
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on the Island

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 (23ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard walking along One Eye Pan road
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Road 7
  • Another breeding herd of about 25 elephants Mutzenzeleke road
  • The young Nkuhuma male lion resting on Mfezi Open Area
  • Two Ximungwe lionesses resting on Mehluane Open Area
  • One Nkuhuma lioness resting on Mfezi Open Area
  • A breeding herd of 40 elephants walking along on Rhino Ring East
  • Two adult hyena and 6 cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 (26ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard walking south into Londolozi
  • Saseka, the young female leopard on a steenbuck kill along Londolozi Boundary
  • A breeding herd of 30 elephants feeding along KBR
  • Another breeding herd of 15 elephants feeding along Southern Fork
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub on a fresh duiker kill on Rhino Ring West
  • One African Civet foraging along A-main
  • One adult hyena and 2 cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Thursday, 17 October 2019 (28ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub resting at Nyala Crossing
  • Xinzele, the female leopard resting on a termite mound on Robson’s Boundary
  • Six adult hyena and 8 cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Sixes road
  • One elephant bull feeding along Gowire Main
  • A breeding herd of 8 elephants drinking at EP Open Area pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting on Mamba road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard’s cub resting on Sixes road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Rocky road
  • One honey badger foraging on EP airstrip

Friday, 18 October 2019 (30ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub resting on Ximungwe road
  • Fifteen buffalo bulls wallowing at PU pan
  • Three elephant bulls drinking water at EP Open Area pan
  • Two side stripped jackals trotting along the Firebreak
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard feeding on a fresh impala kill along the Fence line
  • Six hyena cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants drinking at Serengeti pan
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding along Saseka road

Saturday, 19 October 2019 (32ºC)

  • One Nkuhuma lioness resting on Rhino Ring East
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard feeding on an impala kill along the Fence line
  • Three elephant bulls walking along East Bank Manyeleti road
  • Two adult hyena and 3 cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub feeding on a duiker kill on Horseshoe West
  • The young Mhangeni male lion walking along Ellie Alley
  • Four elephant bulls drinking at Rulani Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding along Horseshoe West
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Sunday, 20 October 2019 (34ºC)

  • Two adult hyena and 8 cubs resting at the den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard walking along EP Parallel road
  • One Nkuhuma lioness walking along Rhino Pan road
  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants drinking at Big Dam
  • Moya, the female leopard walking along Lowveld Link road
  • Another breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding along Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about 350 buffalo waling along Nkoro and Cheetah Plains Cutline
  • Seven Nkuhuma lionesses resting on the Nkoro and Cheetah Plains Cutline
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard and Xidulu the female feeding on an impala kill along the Fence line
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub resting on Leeukuil Dam wall

Big 5 Sightings 07-13 October 2019

  • The highlight of the week was watching two cheetahs chase and catch a duiker along Jacobin Driveway
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Monday, 07 October 2019 (37ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub drinking at Leeukuil pan
  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding along EP Shirley’s cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding along Gowrie Main road
  • Four members of the Torchwood lion pride resting on the Torchwood Boundary
  • Two Avoca male lions resting on Brown Ivory road
  • One elephant bull drinking at Treehouse pan
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard resting off of leopard drift
  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding on Shirley’s Open Area

Tuesday, 08 October 2019 (35ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding around Dead End Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding along KBR
  • Two cheetahs chased and caught a duiker along Jacobin Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding on Shirley’s Open Area
  • Moya, the female leopard resting at Big Dam
  • The young Mhangeni male lion resting on Madash road
  • Another breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on EP Open Area

Wednesday, 09 October 2019 (35ºC)

  • Two Ximungwe female lionesses resting at Boundary Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding at EP Manyeleti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about 30 elephants drinking at EP Open pan
  • A breeding herd of 250 buffalo drinking water at Chitwa-Chitwa Dam
  • Moya, the female leopard with a steenbuck kill close to Big Dam
  • One adult hyena and 4 cubs resting at the hyena den on Old Mhisi Khaya road
  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding along Kudu Drift
  • The young Mhangeni male lion resting along Seef’s Pan road
Photo by Darryn Gates

Thursday, 10 October 2019 (21ºC) (6.0 mm)

  • Eight buffalo bulls resting on Londoz Boundary
  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding along Tsalala road
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard with a fresh warthog kill off of Jerry Drive
  • Xidulu, the female leopard caught an impala that was then stolen by several hyenas along Madash road
  • Another breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding at Serengeti Open Area
  • An African rock python crossing Kudu Drift

Friday, 11 October 2019 (21ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard feeding on his warthog kill off of Jerry Drive
  • One Nkuhuma lioness resting along Ngwena South road
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • Another breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding along A-main
  • Three adult hyenas and 9 cubs playing at the hyena den on Old Mhisi Khaya road
  • Two Avoca male lions resting at Red Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding at Mehluane Open Area
  • Two adult hyenas and 6 cubs resting at the hyena den on Old Mhisi Khaya road

Saturday, 12 October 2019 (35ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard hunting in PU
  • Four buffalo bulls walking along Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding in PU
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard feeding on his warthog kill off of Jerry Drive
  • One adult hyena and 7 cubs resting at the hyena den on Old Mhisi Khaya road
  • One elephant bull feeding at Leeukuil
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on EP Open Area
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding along Saseka road
Photo by Chade Gelderman

Sunday, 13 October 2019 (33ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub walking along Robeson’s Boundary
  • Moya, the female leopard hunting along Londoz Boundary
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding around Ram Pan
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting along A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding along Firebreak
  • One adult hyena and 8 cubs resting at the hyena den on Old Mhisi Khaya road

Big 5 Sightings 30 September – 06 October 2019

  • The highlight of the week was seeing Sibuye, the female leopard and her two tiny, new cubs suckling at the den site on MalaMala Boundary 
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Monday, 30 September 2019 (26ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard’s cub feeding on a duiker kill at Tamboti Crossing
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard resting on Ekiso road
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Seepline
  • Mhisi Kaya Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub feeding on a duiker kill at Tamboti Crossing
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on EP Driveway
  • Two Avoca male lions, five females and 6 cubs of the Nkuhuma pride walking along Little Gowrie Driveway

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 (28ºC)

  • One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride resting north of Eagle Owl Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Ximungwe road
  • Two adult hyena and 2 cubs at the den site on A-main
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub feeding on a fresh impala kill on EP Driveway
  • Two Avoca male lions resting at Baboon Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants drinking at Ram Pan

Wednesday, 02 October 2019 (26ºC)

  • Two Avoca male lions resting off of Grass Cut road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub resting at their kill on EP Driveway
  • Two adult hyena and 6 cubs at the den site on A-main
  • Thandi, the female leopard resting in the Malawati Riverbed
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub feeding on an impala kill on EP Driveway
  • Sibuye, the female leopard and her two tiny, new cubs suckling at the den site on MalaMala Boundary  
  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants drinking at Leeukuil Dam
Photo by Wim van den Heever

Thursday, 03 October 2019 (30ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub feeding on an impala kill on EP Driveway
  • Xinzele, the young female leopard resting on a termite mound on Rhino Midden road
  • Moya, the female leopard resting off of Kudu Drift
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Rocky road
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP Delivery road
  • Two adult hyena and 3 cubs at the den site on A-main

Friday, 04 October 2019 (29ºC)

  • Nsele, the female leopard crossing over Robson’s Boundary
  • Xinzele, the young female leopard walking along Impala road
  • A pack of 8 African wild dogs and one pup mobile along Southern Frok
  • Xidulu, the female leopard walking along Shiboma road
  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding on EP Open
  • Another herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Bushcamp West
  • Tiyani, the female leopard’s cub feeding on a fresh impala kill on East Bank Manyeleti road

Saturday, 05 October 2019 (38ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub feeding on their impala kill on East Bank Manyeleti road
  • The young Mhangeni male lion finishing off an impala kill that the wild dogs had killed off of Chitwa-Chitwa Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on KBR
  • A heard of about 20 elephants swimming at Leeukuil
  • Another herd of about 20 elephants feeding around Ram Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard’s cub resting in a tree around Ram Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard drinking at Ram Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls resting along Saseka road

Sunday, 06 October 2019 (36ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Shirley’s Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about 35 elephants feeding on Mfezi Open Area
  • Tiyani, the female leopard drinking at EP Open Area dam
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding drinking at EP Open Area dam
  • Another herd of about 20 elephants feeding around Leeukuil
  • Two adult hyena and 6 cubs at the den site on Old Mhisi Kaya Road

Big 5 Sightings – 23-29 September 2019

  • The highlight of the week was Hukumuri, the male leopard mating with Moya, the female leopard at Broken Dam
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Monday, 23 September 2019 (21ºC)

  • Saseka, the female leopard resting in a tree north of Seef’s Pan
  • Xidulu, the female leopard feeding on an impala kill at Broken Dam’
  • One buffalo bull feeding along Mamba drive
  • Mhangeni male, the young Nkuhuma male and 3 female lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride finishing off the remains of a young buffalo at Chitwa-Chitwa Dam
  • Two adult hyena and six cubs resting at the den site off of A-main
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard hunting a duiker on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding on EP Open Area
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub resting on Rhino Ring West  

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 (23ºC)

  • Two Avoca male lions resting north of Treehouse Pan
  • Thandi, the female leopard on a duiker kill at Baboon Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub on an impala kill off of Koala Bear Road
  • The young Mhangeni male, the young Nkuhuma male and 3 female lionesses resting oat A-Main Grasscut junction
  • Two honey badgers foraging on Horseshoe West

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 (25ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard stole Tiyani, the female leopards kill off of Koala Bear Road
  • A heard of about 20 elephants mobile along Serengeti Open Area
  • Hosana, the male leopard hunting nyala north of Our Fathers Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding along Rhino Pan Road
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding at EP Open Area
  • One adult hyena and 2 cubs resting at the den site off of A-main
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her cub with a duiker kill on the Firebreak road
Photo by guest Susanne Hintzen

Thursday, 26 September 2019 (23ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard resting in the Manyeleti riverbed south of Serengeti Dam
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard resting on a termite mound on Londoz Boundary
  • Two adult hyena and seven cubs resting at the den sire off of A-main
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her cub walking across Horseshoe Open Area
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard and Moya, the female leopard walking together north of A-main
  • One bull elephant feeding at EP Open Area

Friday, 27 September 2019 (27ºC)

  • The young Mhangeni male, the young Nkuhuma male and 1 female lioness of the Nkuhuma pride resting on Lucas Open
  • A breeding herd of about 35 elephants feeding on EP Open Area
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her cub walking along Safari Donga road
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Nyati road
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard mating with Moya, the female leopard at Broken Dam
  • A breeding herd if about 20 elephants feeding on EP Flood Plain

Saturday, 28 September 2019 (30ºC)

  • Twelve hyenas feeding on an impala kill at their den site on Old Mhisi Khaya road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Chestnut Open Area
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub feeding on a bushbuck kill ae EP Flood Plain
  • A small herd of 10 buffalo bulls drinking water at PU dam
  • A breeding herd of 20 elephants feeding on Bushcamp East
  • Another breeding herd of 30 elephants feeding at Shirley’s Crossing  
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Sunday, 29 September 2019 (34ºC)

  • The young Mhangeni male lion feeding on an impala ram kill surrounded by 14 hyenas on Seepline road
  • A breeding herd of 20 elephants feeding on Southern Fork
  • Another breeding herd of 12 elephants feeding on Ximugwe road
  • Tingana, the male leopard resting on Parallel road
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her cub resting on Marekene drive
  • Hosana, the male leopard drinking water at Rhino Pan
  • A herd of about 25 buffalo feeding on Seepline