Big 5 Sightings 24 to 30 June 2019

  • The highlight of the week was one lioness of the Nkuhuma pride with her two new cubs resting around their kudu kill on Safari Simbambili cutline
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Monday, 24 June 2019 (26ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on a fresh impala kill on Horseshoe West
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, mobile across Our Fathers Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding around Bushcamp Pan
  • Two Avoca male lions resting on Simbambili Firebreak after having a fight with the young Nkuhuma male lion 
  • One buffalo bull walking across MMM North
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on the remains of their duiker kill on Road 7

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 (26ºC)

  • feeding on their impala kill on Horseshoe West
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting on Xinzele road
  • One elephant bull feeding on MMM North
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, walking across Ntoma Crossing with Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub
  • drinking at Big Dam
  • on Drongo North

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 (27ºC)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard, walking along Shiboma road
  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • One elephant bull walking through Mfezi Open
  • Another breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding at EP Manyeleti Crossing
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub resting at Horseshoe Open
  • Hosana, the male leopard, walking along Gowrie Main
  • One young unknown male leopard crossing Gowrie Main
  • Xinzele, the female leopard, feeding on a scrub hare on KBR 
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Thursday, 27 June 2019 (24ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub resting in the Manyeleti River on the fence line.
  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants drinking at Simbambili Dam
  • One elephant bull feeding on Ekiso
  • Another breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding on Helipad road
  • Another breeding herd of about 60 elephants feeding in PU
  • Four elephant bulls drinking at Simbambili Dam
  • Eight members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on MMM North

Friday, 28 June 2019 (27ºC)

  • One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride with her two cubs resting at their den site on Safari Simbambili cutline
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, walking along Rulani
  • Four elephant bulls feeding on Makhulu Open
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, sharing a fresh impala kill with Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub on Pungwe Island
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Bushcamp West
  • A clan of about 15 hyenas feeding on an impala kill on EP Open Area

Saturday, 29 June 2019 (30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants drinking at Leeukuil
  • One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride feeding on her kudu kill on Safari Simbambili cutline
  • One buffalo bull drinking at Rhino Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub resting on a deck at Simbambili Lodge
  • A pack of nine African wild dogs hunting on Serengeti Open
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Rhino Pan road
  • Another breeding herd of about 35 elephants feeding at Ntoma Crossing
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Sunday, 30 June 2019 (31ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, hunting at Landcruiser Crossing
  • One elephant bull walking along EP Driveway
  • One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride with her two cubs crossing MMM North
  • Eight members of the Nkuhuma lion pride finishing off the kudu kill on Safari Simbambili cutline
  • Two new hyena cubs at the den site
  • Talamba, the female leopard, feeding off the remains of a kill on Simbambili and Arathusa Cutline 

Big 5 Sightings 17 to 23 June 2019

  • The highlight of the week was Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub walking through camp
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Monday, 17 June 2019 (24ºC)

  • Two cheetah walking towards MMM South from Arathusa Airstrip
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on an Impala kill at Boerbean Pan
  • Moya, the female leopard, resting on Rhino Ring South
  • Three members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions drinking at Pommies Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub on an impala kill on EP Parallel
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding along EP Airstrip

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 (25ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, walking through the Rhino Ring block
  • Two members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions walking along Madash South
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding along EP Driveway
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting on Saseka Road

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 (23ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Rampan
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Bushcamp Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub playing at Gabe’s Causeway

Thursday, 20 June 2019 (26ºC)

  • A pack of ten African wild dogs infront of Simbambili Lodge
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions walking along the Londolozi boundary
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub resting west of Ntoma crossing
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, had a short interaction with Tiyani, the female leopard, on The Island

Friday, 21 June 2019 (26ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, walking along KBR
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, walking along Seepline Road
  • The Torchwood pride of lions crossing into Kruger National Park
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Rampan

Saturday, 22 June 2019 (29ºC)

  • The Styx pride of lions resting near Rhino Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, hunting along Saseka Road
  • Two large elephant bulls feeding on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding near Ntoma Crossing
  • Moya, the female leopard, killed a scrub hare on EP/Shirley’s Cutline
  • A breeding herd of about fourty elephants feeding at Leeukuil
  • One buffalo bull drinking at Rhino Pan

Sunday,23 June 2019 (31ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub on EP Floodplain
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, crossing into Londolozi
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants swimming at Leeukuil

Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 June 2019

  • The highlight of the week was a clan of over fifteen hyenas that chased two female lionesses off their zebra kill on EP Shirley’s cutline
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Monday, 10 June 2019 (29ºC)

  • A pack of ten African wild dogs walking along Londolozi boundary
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on their impala kill on Nyati Bamba road
  • One female cheetah hunting impala south of Mhisi Mati 
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wessels/Little Gowrie Cutline
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, feeding a warthog kill on Sixes Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on PU Driveway
  • Three elephant bulls feeding on Sawmill Road

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 (27ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting by his warthog kill on Sixes Road
  • Two lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride resting with a zebra kill on EP/Simbambili Cutline
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub resting at their impala kill on Nyati Bamba Road
  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on EP Simbambili Cutline
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub resting with a duiker kill on Simbambili Firebreak
  • A clan of over fifteen hyenas chased two Nkuhuma lionesses off their zebra kill on EP/Shirley’s Cutline
  • One female cheetah resting on Safari Airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shirley’s Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Saffron Road

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 (28ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on their impala kill on Nyati Bamba Road
  • Two lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride resting on Ngala Open
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking water at Big Dam 
  • One female cheetah resting at Safari Airstrip
  • One buffalo bull walking along Rhino Pan
  • Three members of the Torchwood pride of lions walking towards the Kruger National Park Boundary
  • Xinzele, the female leopard, resting with her baboon kill at Serengeti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Saseka Road
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Thursday, 13 June 2019 (22ºC)

  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions hunting on Francolin Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub playing at Manyeleti Fence Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Ngala Open
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at EP Flood Plains
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on their impala kill at EP Manyeleti Crossing

Friday, 14 June 2019 (19ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting with her impala kill at Shirley’s Pan
  • Moya, the female leopard, resting with her duiker kill on A-Main Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Star Chestnut
  • Hosanna, the male leopard, stalking impala at Serengeti Crossing
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, walking along Milkberry Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Rhino Ring South
  • Four members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions walking along Chitwa Driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Dead End Crossing

Saturday, 15 June 2019 (20ºC)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub resting with their impala kill at Boerbean Pan
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting at Bush Camp East
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Pungwe Island
  • Moya, the female leopard, feeding on her duiker kill at A-Main Road
  • Two members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on EP Shirley’s Cutline
  • One elephant bull feeding on Robson’s Boundary
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Sunday, 16 June 2019 (28ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, walking along Mamba Road
  • Xinzele, the female leopard, hunting along Kudu Drift
  • The Styx pride of lions resting on Seepline Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub walking along the fence line
  • Moya, the female leopard, resting on Land Cruiser Crossing
  • The Styx pride of lions resting at Big Dam

Big 5 Sightings 03 to 09 June 2019

Photo by Andrew Bartlet
  • The highlight of the week was a pack of ten African wild dogs playing on Sawmill road

 

Monday, 03 June 2019 (26ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub playing at Kimbeon’s Crossing
  • A herd of about 20 elephants wallowing at Bushcamp Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at EP Open

 

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 (24ºC)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard, with a fresh duiker kill on Saffron
  • A herd of about 20 elephants drinking at Big Dam
  • One Avoca male and the Nkuhuma lion pride resting at Horseshoe West
  • One elephant bull mobile on A-main

 

Wednesday, 05 June 2019 (31ºC)

  • The young Nkuhuma male and young Mhangeni male lion mobile towards Ram Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Serengeti Open
  • A herd of about 20 elephants drinking at Leeukuil
  • Five members of the Nkuhuma pride resting North of Ram Pan
  • One Avoca male and 4 Nkuhuma lionesses hunting impala at 2nd Windmill
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub resting at their kill on Saffron Road
  • A herd of about 30 elephants feeding on Impala Road

 

Thursday, 06 June 2019 (28ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, with a fresh warthog kill at Makhulu Open
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub on an impala kill in front of Silvan Lodge
  • A herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Marula Bult South
  • A herd of about 30 elephants drinking at Leeukuil
  • A bull elephant feeding on Seepline

 

Friday, 07 June 2019 (27ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting at his warthog kill at Makhulu Open
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub on an impala kill in front of Silvan Lodge
  • A pack of ten African wild dogs playing on Sawmill road
  • A herd of about 35 elephants drinking at Bushcamp Pan
  • A herd of 15 elephants feeding around Saseka Road
  • A pack of ten African wild dogs resting at Kraaines Pan
  • Three members of the Styx lion pride on a zebra kill at Londolozi Robson’s Corner
  • A herd of about 40 elephants mobile north from Londolozi boundary
  • A herd of about 20 elephants feeding at Marula Bult South.

 

Saturday, 08 June 2019 (28ºC)

  • Nine members of the Styx lion pride mobile east along Londolozi boundary
  • A herd of about 20 elephants drinking at Bushcamp Pan
  • Three elephant bulls drinking at Ram Pan
  • A herd of fifteen elephants feeding at Horseshoe East road
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub resting west of Safari Airstrip
  • One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride resting on Madash S-bend
  • A herd of about 10 elephants at the Island feeding
  • Nine members of the Styx lion pride resting at Our Father’s Crossing

 

Sunday, 09 June 2019 (22ºC)

  • One Avoca male lion resting on Simbambili Firebreak
  • One elephant bull feeding at Londoz Drift
  • A herd of fifteen elephants feeding on Sawmill
  • A herd of thirty elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Four members of the Nkhuma lion pride sleeping at Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull mobile across Robson’s boundary
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, on a fresh impala kill at Safari Airstrip

 

 

Big 5 Sightings 27 May to 02 June 2019

  • The highlight of the week was having the two Avoca male lions on our traversing area.
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Monday, 27 May 2019 (28ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, resting on the rocks at Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding along Kudu Drift
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, resting at Fifteenth Crossing Road

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 (32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP Airstrip
  • 6 members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions drinking at Rampan

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 (31ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, hunting along Mabuza Road
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, marking his territory at Shirley’s Crossing
  • A herd of about sixty elephants walking along Saseka Road
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Thursday, 30 May 2019 (32ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, with her cub playing at Gabe’s Causeway
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding along Elephant Carcass Road
  • One Avoca male lion resting at Little Gowrie
  • One young Nkuhuma male lion drinking at Seef’s Pan
  • One Avoca male lion resting on Southern Fork Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on their Steenbok kill on Mabuza Road

Friday, 31 May 2019 (31ºC)

  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting on a termite mound on Leopard Drift
  • One elephant bull grazing along Seepline Road
  • One young Nkuhuma male lion resting on Pungwe Island
  • A herd of about twenty elephants feeding along East Bank Manyeleti

Saturday, 01 June 2019 (30ºC)

  • One Avoca male lion and three Nkuhuma lionesses in front of Elephant Plains Lodge
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard, walking through the Rhino Ring Block
  • One African Civet walking along Puff Adder Road
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Sunday, 02 June 2019 (29ºC)

  • Two Avoca male lions resting on MMM South
  • Three Nkuhuma lionesses and one young male Nkuhuma lion resting on Rhulani Road
  • A herd of about thirty elephants feeding in front of Elephant Plains Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 20 to 26 May 2019

  • The highlight of the week was Tiyani and her cub feeding on their duiker kill at Simbambili Pan.
Photo by Andrew Bartlet

Monday, 20 May 2019 (30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at EP Driveway
  • Two elephant bulls feeding at One Eye Pan Road
  • Hukumuri, the male leopard walking on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Two male lions of the Avoca coalition chasing the two subadult male lion of the Nkuhuma pride of lions at EP Airstrip

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 (32ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on their impala kill at Simbambili Open
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Safari Airstrip
  • Tiyani, the female leopard walking with her cub on EP Airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding at 2nd Windmill

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 (31ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard resting with her impala kill at Seepline Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Mamba Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub walking along Robson’s Boundary
Photo by Dawie Lombard

Thursday, 23 May 2019 (32ºC)

  • One unknown male leopard walking in the inflow of Big Dam
  • Moya, the female leopard, feeding on her impala kill at Seep Line Road
  • Three elephant bulls drinking water at Ram Pan

Friday, 24 May 2019 (31ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Moya, the female leopard, resting with her impala kill at Seepline Road
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub playing at Safari Donga North Road
  • Moya, the female leopard, resting with her impala kill at Seepline Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, and her cub walking along EP Driveway
  • One elephant bull feeding at Elephant Carcass Road

Saturday, 25 May 2019 (30ºC)

  • A pack of about nine wild dogs resting at Bush Camp Pan
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, and her cub resting at Rulani Mud Wallows
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants on Kudu Drift Road
  • A pack of about nine wild dogs resting at Bush Camp Pan
  • One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride walking along Horse Shoe Open
  • Xidulu, the female leopard, resting with her cub at Road 7
  • One Avoca male lion resting at 47 Open Area

Sunday, 26 May 2019 (29ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, resting at KBR Road
  • One elephant bull feeding at EP Open
  • Six members of the Nkuhuma pride of lions walking on Southern Fork Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at EP Driveway