Big 5 Sightings 24 – 30 July 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a pack of twelve wild dogs hunting impala’s on Serengeti open area
 

Wild dogs – Louis Liversage

Monday, 24 July 2017
(29ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, hunting impala’s at Pungwe Island Crossing
  • Hosana, the young male leopard, hunting impalas at 47 open area
  • Sibuye, the young female leopard, resting on Hoffman’s/Wessel’s cutline

Tuesday, 25 July 2017
(30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at 1st Windmill Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Leeukuil Pan
  • Ingrid Dam, the young female leopard, feeding on a steenbuck kill on Seepline Road
  • Three lionesses from the Styx pride resting with their six cubs east of Wessel’s camp

Wednesday, 26 July 2017
(26ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, hunting impala’s on Simbambili Firebreak
    Three buffalo bulls resting at north of Ntoma Crossing
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Leeukuil Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting in Marakeni Drive

Styx pride – Louis Liversage

 

Thursday, 27 July 2017
(27ºC)

  • A pack of twelve wild dogs feeding on an impala kill on Sixes Road
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving south of Wetpatch Road
  • One Birmingham male lion resting at White Cloth open area

 

Friday, 28 July 2017

(25ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east from White Cloth open area
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding at Southern Fork Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on our southern boundary
  • Nsele, the female leopard, feeding on a grey duiker kill at Picanini Utah Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Bushcamp East
  • One elephant bull feeding at Poachers Corner

 

Saturday, 29 July 2017

(27ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from Milkberry Road
  • Nsele, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill south of Picanini Utah Pan
  • One wild dog hunting and killing an impala on Picanini Utah western Firebreak
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty five elephants feeding on EP open area

Anderson, the male leopard – Louis Liversage

 

Sunday, 30 July 2017

(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • Three lionesses from the Styx pride resting with their six cubs and one Birmingham male lion at Ingwe Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-mian
  • A pack of about ten wild dogs moving north from Wetpatch Road

 

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Big 5 Sightings 17 – 23 July 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was Salayexe, the female leopard, mating with Anderson, the male leopard, on Sawmill open area

 

Anderson and Salayexe mating – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 17 July 2017
(28ºC)

  • A elephant bull drinking water at EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Mamba Road
  • Two Majingi male lions resting on Milkberry Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at EP/Manyeleti Crossing

 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017
(28ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding at EP open area
  • Four lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting with their six cubs on MMM North
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Pungwe Island open area
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding at Rampan
  • Four lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting with their six cubs on MMM North
  • Hosana, the male leopard, resting at Wessels Old driveway

 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017
(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at EP open area
  • Two lionesses from the Tsalala pride resting with their five cubs on Shirley’s Crossing Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main
  • Three wild dogs moving west from A-main
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding at Knobthorn Pan

 

Sunset – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 20 July 2017
(31ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting north of Big Dam
  • Nchila, the female leopard, resting on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, mating with Anderson, the male leopard, on Sawmill open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Rampan
  • Three lionesses from the Styx pride resting with their six cubs and two Birmingham male lion on Seepline Road

 

Friday, 21 July 2017

(30ºC)

  • Two lionesses from the Tsalala pride resting with five cubs at Picanini Utah Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Rampan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Bushcamp East
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Big Dam

 

Saturday, 22 July 2017

(28ºC)

  • Two lionesses from the Tsalala pride resting with their five cubs on Sawmill Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Hosana, the young male leopard, moving south from Baboon Pan

Thamba the male leopard – Dawie Jacobs

 

Sunday, 23 July 2017

(29ºC)

  • Ten wild dogs moving west from Serengeti Pan
  • Two lionesses from the Tsalala pride resting with their five cubs on EP airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main

 

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Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 July 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Two lionesses from the Tsalala pride resting with their two cubs at Big Dam.

 

Tsalala lion pride – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 10 July 2017
(31ºC)

  • Two Birmingham male lions stalking a buffalo bull around Serengeti Pan
  • Two Birmingham male lions and one Nkuhuma lioness resting close to Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main
  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving north from Safari Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking on Lost Track Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Track South

 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017
(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants moving east on Rhino Ring East
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill east of Seef’s Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding north of EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on PU Corner

 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017
(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting east of Seef’s Pan
  • Anderson, the male leopard, walking south from Our Southern Boundary
  • Three elephant bulls feeding at Ntoma Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Tamboti Crossing

Crocodile with a barbel kill – Dawie Jacobs

 

Thursday, 13 July 2017
(29ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Marula Bult Central
  • One elephant bull feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • One Birmingham male lion resting at Boundary Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Horseshoe West
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Pungwe Island

 

Friday, 14 July 2017

(26ºC)

  • Two wild dogs running along Rhino Pan Road
  • Five lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting with one Birmingham male lion at One Eye Pan
  • Two lionesses from the Tsalala pride resting with their two cubs at Big Dam
  • Nchila, the female leopard, feeding on a scrubhare at Simbambili Dam

 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

(32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, resting in a tree on Seepline Road
  • Anderson, the male leopard, resting on Madash Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, walking with an unknow male leopard on Kudu Drift
  • Two lionesses from the Tsalala pride feeding on an impala kill on Horseshoe East

 

Nchila the female leopard and her scrub hare kill – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 16 July 2017

(33ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Kimbians Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main
  • A pack of 12 wild dogs moving west along Ekiso Road
  • Two lionesses from the Tsalala pride resting with their two cubs on Jerry Drive

 

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Big 5 Sightings 03 to 09 July 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the 16 members of the Breakaway/ Mhangene lion pride and two of the Majingi male lions in our area.
 

Breakaway/Mhangene lion pride – Dawie Lombard

Monday, 3 July 2017
(26ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Kimbians Crossing
  • Styx lion pride feeding on a male waterbuck kill west of Tamboti open area
  • Mvula, the male leopard moving west on Southern Fork Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding close to Zimba Bridge
  • Seven members of the Tsalala lion pride resting at Rampan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard stalking a scrub hare on A-main
  • Nsele, the female leopard and her cub moving west from Poacher’s Corner

 

Tuesday, 4 July 2017
(27ºC)

  • One Birmingham male lion resting east of Ingwe Pan
  • A pack of 11 wild dogs feeding on a bushbuck kill on Simbambili open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on 16th Crossing Road
  • Seven members of the Tsalala lion pride walking south on Saseka Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area

 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017
(28ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard walking east on Road 7
  • Seven members of the Tsalala lion pride moving north on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • A pack of 12 wild dogs hunting impalas on Shirley’s open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and the young Ingrid’s Dam female leopard fighting in a tree on Seepline Road over an impala kill

Tiyani, the female leopard – Dawie Lombard

Thursday, 6 July 2017
(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main Road
  • One Birmingham male lion and the whole Styx lion pride resting on MMM South
  • Seven wild dogs moving south on Robson’s boundary
  • Tiyani, the female leopard moving south on 15th Crossing Road
  • Three Majingi male lions and the Ottawa lion pride feeding on a buffalo kill on Robson’s boundary

 

Friday, 7 July 2017

(28ºC)

  • One Majingi male lion and the 16 members of the Breakaway/ Mhangene lion pride moving south on Robson’s boundary
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Central Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard walking west on Milkberry Road
  • Nchila, the female leopard stalking impalas on Xinzele Road
  • Eight members of the Nkuhuma lion pride resting at Simbambili Dam

 

Saturday, 8 July 2017

(29ºC)

  • Two Birmingham male lions and the Nkuhuma lion pride resting at Boundary Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard resting on Rhulani Road
  • Moya, the female leopard and an unknown male leopard with an impala kill north of Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Kudu Drift

Pack of Wild Dogs – Dawie Lombard

 

Sunday, 9 July 2017

(30ºC)

  • Two Majingi male lions and the 16 members of the Breakaway/ Mhangene lion pride resting at Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Nyati Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Big Dam
  • Four buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Pan
  • One young female leopard, the daughter of Nsele resting at Rhino Pan
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Big 5 Sightings 26 June to 02 July 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the tailless female and her new cubs resting on the sand north of Our Fathers Crossing

Tsalala Lion Pride – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 26 June 2017
(26ºC)

  • Moya the female leopard and her cub moving west from Big Dam.
  • Tingana the male leopard resting east of Tree House Pan.
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at White Cloth open area.
  • Salayexe, the female leopard with an impala kill north of EP/Manyaleti Crossing.
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-Main.
  • One elephant bull resting on Star Chesnutt Road.

 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017
(25ºC)

  • Salayexe the female leopard feeding on an impala north of the EP/Manyaleti Crossing.
  • Two lionesses and five sub adult cubs of the Tsalala pride resting in the Manyaleti River.
  • Three lionesses of the Styx pride walking along Seepline Road.
  • Two lionesses and two small cubs of the Tsalala pride resting at Our Fathers Crossing.
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Serengeti Pan

 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017
(26ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard was seen walking along Shombaan Road.
  • Two lionesses with their five sub adult cubs walking along Simbambili firebreak
  • A pack of twelve wild dogs hunting impalas north of Big Dam.
  • .Salayexe the female leopard walking along Kraaines Pan.

 

Daughter of Moya in a tree – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 29 June 2017
(24ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard walking along Kononi Road.
  • Moya, the female leopard and her cub with an impala kill on Seepline Road.
  • One elephant bull walking along A-Main Road.
  • Another herd of about ten elephants feeding on Saseka Road.
  • A pack of twelve wild dogs feeding on a bushbuck on Kuala Bear Road.
  • Two lionesses with their five sub adult cubs feeding on a wildebeest east of EP airstrip.

Friday, 30 June 2017

(27ºC)

  • One Birmingham male lion resting at Simbambili Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard drinking water at Pommies Pan
  • Nchila the female leopard resting on the firebreak east of Salayexe
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Mfezi open area.
  • Seven members of the Tsalala pride resting east of Nyati Bamba Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on A-main

 

Saturday, 1 July 2017

(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Shirley’s Crossing Road
  • One Birmingham male lion, three lionesses and six cubs feeding on two aardvark kills on A-main
  • Seven members of the Tsalala lion pride resting on the western side of EP airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan

 

Elephant herd – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 2 July 2017

(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Rampan open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Ngala open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Serengeti Crossing
  • Tiyani, the female leopard moving north on Konkoni Road
  • Styx pride of lions resting on A-main

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big 5 Sightings 12 to 18 June 2017

Big 5 Sightings 12 to 18 June 2017

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Big 5 Sightings 19 to 25 June 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Wetpatch Road.

Tiyani, the female leopard – Louis Liversage

Monday, 19 June 2017
(26ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from Safari Dam
  • Two lionesses from the Tsalala pride resting with their six cubs on Rhino Ring West
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Our Southern Boundary
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on Gowrie Main
  • One elephant bull feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Leopard Drift
  • A pack of twelve wild dogs feeding on an impala kill on Bushcamp West

 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017
(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Land Cruiser Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north on Madash Road
  • One Birmingham male lion resting at Methlowani open area
  • One pangolin resting on Rhulani Road

 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
(29ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • A pack of ten wild dogs moving east on A-main
  • One elephant bull moving east on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM South

Styx cubs – Louis Liversage

 

Thursday, 22 June 2017
(30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Lost Track Road
  • Three lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting with their six cubs and one Birmingham male lion at Maraken drive
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Mhisi open area

 

Friday, 23 June 2017

(30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Our Western Boundary
  • A pack of ten wild dogs moving east on Mamba Road
  • Two lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride with their six cubs resting on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • One Birmingham male and three lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride moving south from Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Wetpatch Road

 

Saturday, 24 June 2017

(27ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on Tiyani, the female leopard’s kill on Wetpatch Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Five lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting with their six cubs south of Kimbians Crossing

Salayexe, the female leopard – Louis Liversage

 

Sunday, 25 June 2017

(27ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, fighting with Tiyani, the female leopard, on Wetpatch Road
  • Three lionesses from the Styx pride resting with their six cubs and one Birmingham male lion on Leadwood Road
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Rhino Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Saseka Road
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