Big 5 Sightings 06 to 12 February 2017

The highlight of the week was to see one male cheetah resting on Safari airstrip

 

Male cheetah – Louis Liversage

Monday, 6 February 2017
(36ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting up in a tree on EP driveway
  • Two Tsalala lionesses resting on EP open area
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving west from EP airstrip
  • Karula, the female leopards two cubs resting at Baboon Pan
  • One lionesses from the Styx pride resting with two cubs and one Birmingham male lion at Mhisi Mati
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding east at Mhisi Mati
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting at Knobthorn Pan

 

Tuesday, 7 February 2017
(33ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south from Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on EP driveway
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on EP open area
  • Two Matimba male lions resting on Guarri Central Road
  • Two Tsalala lionesses resting on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Marula Bult Road

 

Wednesday, 8 February 2017
(37ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, still feeding on her impala kill on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Grizzly Bear Crossing
  • Five lions of the Tsalala pride resting at 2nd Windmill Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on 16th Crossing Road

Majingi male lions – Louis Liversage

 

Thursday, 9 February 2017
(36ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on EP driveway
  • Three elephant bulls feeding on EP open area
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on EP driveway
  • Five lions of the Tsalala pride feeding on a waterbuck kill on 15th Corssing Road
  • Three Majingi male lions resting on A-main Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Seepline Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on a grey duiker kill on Rhino Ring West
  • One elephant bull feeding close to Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Five buffalo bulls resting in the mud at Baboon Pan

 

Friday, 10 February 2017

(36ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, still feeding on the grey duiker kill on Rhino Ring West
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Broken Dam
  • Five lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride with six cubs resting at One Eye Pan
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving south from Ntoma Crossing
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Pungwe Island

 

Saturday, 11 February 2017

(36ºC)

  • Five lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride with six cubs resting at One Eye Pan
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting at Pungwe Pan
  • One male cheetah resting at Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main

Elephant bull – Louis Liversage

 

Sunday, 12 February 2017

(40ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • A pack of about fifteen wild dogs moving north from Our Southern Boundary
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Tandi, the female leopard, feeding with her cub on a juvenile waterbuck kill on Chitwa open area
  • Karula, the female leopard, moving west with her two cubs on Gowrie Main
  • One male cheetah moving east on Safari airstrip
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Big 5 Sightings 30 January to 05 February 2017

The highlight of the week was to see a pack of fourteen wild dogs moving east from Magic Willy open area

African wild dogs – Dawie Jacobs

 

Monday, 30 January 2017
(33ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west from Chitwa Dam
  • A pack of about fifteen wild dogs moving west from Southern Fork
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Baboon Pan
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting on Guarri Central Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Guarri Central Road
  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving south from Boer Bean Pan
  • A breeding herd of about eighty buffaloes feeding north of Broken Dam

 

Tuesday, 31 January 2017
(32ºC)

  • Two Nkuhuma lionesses and one Birmingham male lion resting north of Rhulani Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • One elephant bull feeding on Marula Bult North
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting on Shomboma Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting up in tree on Shomboma Road
  • A pack of about fifteen wild dogs resting on Pump Track Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes resting on Tamboti open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Serengeti Pan

 

Wednesday, 1 February 2017
(33ºC)

  • A pack of about fifteen wild dogs feeding on an impala kill on 2nd Windmill Road
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Kimbians Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Safari/Simbambili Cutline
  • Karula, the female leopard’s female cub resting on Gowrie Main
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Jaggy Pan

 

Karula’s female cub – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 2 February 2017
(36ºC)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Guarri Central Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Bushcamp Pan
  • Three lions from the Styx pride and one Birmingham male lion resting at Safari airstrip
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on Simbambili Driveway
  • A pack of fifteen wild dogs chasing a hyena away from a small impala carcass on Pungwe Island
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on Rhulani Road

 

Friday, 3 February 2017

(30ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from Rhino Ring East
  • A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on Nyati Road
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting on Rhino Pan Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on Pungwe Island
  • One Birmingham male lion and three lionesses from the Styx pride with two cubs resting on Zebra Drive
  • A pack of fourteen wild dogs moving east from Magic Willy open area
  • One elephant bull feeding at Tamboti Crossing
  • Five buffalo bulls resting at Mathandaluka Pan

 

Saturday, 4 February 2017

(34ºC)

  • One Birmingham male lion resting at 2nd Windmill
  • Five members from the Tsalala pride resting at EP airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving south on MMM South
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road

Styx lion pride – Dawie Jacobs

 

Sunday, 5 February 2017

(37ºC)

  • Nsele, the female leopard and her cub moving north on Robsons Boundary
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride moving north on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • Four buffalo bulls resting at Baboon Pan
  • Two lionesses from the Styx pride resting at Buff Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at Pungwe Island Crossing

 

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Big 5 Sightings 22 to 29 January 2017

The highlight of the week was to see a pack of about sixteen wild dogs hunting and killing an impala on Mabuza Road

African wild dog – Neil Coetzer

Monday, 23 January 2017
(35ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Kraaines Pan
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting on A-main
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Seepline Road
  • Three wild dogs resting on MMM South
  • A breeding herd of about forty buffaloes feeding at Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on 2nd Windmill Road

 

Tuesday, 24 January 2017
(38ºC)

  • One Birmingham male lion and three Styx lionesses resting on Horseshoe East
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Mabuza Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty buffaloes feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Mabuza Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on Simbambili open area
  • One Birmingham male lion and three Styx lionesses from the Styx pride with two cubs resting on Madash Road

 

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

(40ºC, 42mm)

  • A pack of about sixteen wild dogs feeding on an impala kill on Mabuza Road
  • Three lionesses from the Styx pride with two cubs resting on Shindzele Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes resting at Rampan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Tamboti Crossing
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting west of Buff Shull Crossing

Baby Giraffe – Neil Coetzer

 

Thursday, 26 January 2017
(26ºC)

  • A pack of about sixteen wild dogs moving south from Eagle Owl Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten buffaloes moving East from Shirley’s open area
  • One elephant bull moving north from Rhino Ring West
  • Two Styx lionesses resting with two cubs on MMM North

 

Friday, 27 January 2017

(31ºC)

  • One Birmingham male lion and one Styx lioness resting on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Two Birmingham male lions moving south from Ellie Alley Road
  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffaloes moving east from EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Leeukuil Pan
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on Pungwe Island
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP open area

 

Saturday, 28 January 2017

(36ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting up in a tree on Francolin Road
  • Four lions from the Tsalala pride resting on EP Old driveway
  • A breeding herd of about five elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of hundred buffaloes feeding on Pungwe Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Pungwe Island
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on Rhulani Road
  • A pack of about eighteen African wild dogs chasing impalas on EP open area

Birmingham male lion – Neil Coetzer

 

Sunday, 29 January 2017

(29ºC)

  • Three lions from the Tsalala pride still feeding on the remains of their buffalo kill on EP Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Sawmill Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main
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Big 5 Weekly Sightings 16 – 22 January 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the pack of three wild dogs in our area

Wild dogs – Morné Fouché

Monday, 16 January 2017
(27ºC, 40mm)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Three Majingi male lions still feeding on the buffalo kill on Serengeti open area
  • Four members of the Tsalala lion pride resting on Bushcamp West
  • Salayexe, the female leopard feeding on a juvenile impala kill on Marula Bult South
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Nyati Road

 

Tuesday, 17 January 2017
(26ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Madash Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard still feeding on the juvenile impala on Marula Bult South
  • Three Majingi male lions finishing the last of the buffalo kill on Serengeti open area
  • One elephant bull feeding on Guarri Central
  • One elephant bull feeding on A-main

 

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
(29ºC)

  • Two lionesses of the Tsalala lion pride resting on EP driveway
  • Three young males of the Tsalala pride hunting and killing a juvenile giraffe on EP driveway
  • Shadow the female leopard moving south on Madash Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on an impala kill on One Eye Pan Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Guarri Central Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Sawmill Road

 

Zebra – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 19 January 2017
(34ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard resting on EP driveway
  • Five members of the Tsalala lion pride resting at Leeukuil
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about forty buffaloes feeding on Safari/Shirley’s cutline
  • Tiyani, the female leopard still feeding on her impala kill on One Eye Pan Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Ngala open area
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the mud on Ngala open area

 

Friday, 20 January 2017

(35ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding around Bushcamp pan
    One elephant bull feeding at Shirley’s Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on EP airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Marula Bult Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard still feeding on her impala kill on One Eye Pan Road

 

Saturday, 21 January 2017

(29ºC)

  • Three African wild dogs resting on Seef’s Pan Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard resting on Eastern Bank Manyeleti Road
  • The young Ingrid’s Dam female leopard, resting on EP airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes drinking water at 2nd Windmill
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants playing in the mud around Bushcamp Pan
  • Six buffalo bulls resting at Broken Dam

 

Woodland Kingfisher – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 22 January 2017

(32ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard feeding on an impala kill on Eastern Bank Manyeleti Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Worsboom Crossing
  • Two lionesses of the Styx pride resting on MM boundary
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Ingwe Pan
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding around Treehouse Pan
  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding close to Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Tingana, the male leopard resting on Pumphouse Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting on EP airstrip
  • Five members of the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam

 

 

 

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Big 5 Sightings 09 to 15 January 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Kurula, the female leopard and her two cubs playing on a termite mound and around our vehicle

Kurula and her two cubs – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 9 January 2017
(28ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, still feeding on her impala kill on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on Horseshoe East Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • Two adult elephant bulls fighting on Shirley’s Crossing Road
  • Four buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan

 

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
(30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Kraaines Road
  • Eight buffalo bulls resting at Kraaines Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Kurula, the female leopard and her two cubs playing on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Lucas open area

 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
(30ºC)

  • Three Birmingham male lions resting on Airport Link
  • Four lions of the Tsalala lion pride resting at Big Dam
  • A small breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes resting on EP floodplain
  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Milkberry Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Jerry Drive
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a marula tree on Wetpatch Road
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on Leadwood Road
  • Anderson, the male leopard, scent marking on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Young Ingrids Dam leopard female moving past our lodge entrance

Impalas at sunset – Dawie Jacobs

 

Thursday, 12 January 2017
(35ºC)

  • Four lions of the Tsalala lion pride resting on Rhino Ring South
  • Two Majingi male lions moving west from 15th Crossing
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Saseka Road
  • Three Birmingham male lions moving west from Broken Dam
  • One elephant bull feeding on Gowrie Main Road
  • Nsele, the female leopard, resting on Rhino Pan Road

 

Friday, 13 January 2017

(31ºC, 20mm)

  • Two Majingi male lions resting on Shirley’s Crossing Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from Wetpatch Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty buffaloes feeding on Ngala open area

 

Saturday, 14 January 2017

(27ºC)

  • Five lions of the Tsalala pride resting on Simbambili open area
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Puff Adder Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about hundred buffaloes feeding on Madash Road
  • Two Majingi male lions resting on Eastern Bank Manyeleti Road

Tsalala lions drying up after the rain – Dawie Jacobs

 

Sunday, 15 January 2017

(28ºC, 5mm)

  • The young Ingrids Dam female leopard, resting in a tree on Impala Road
  • Two Majingi male lions feeding on a buffalo kill on Serengeti open area
  • Five lions of the Tsalala pride feeding on Puff Adder Road
  • Three wild dogs resting on Eastern Bank Manyeleti Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Tamboti Crossing

 

 

 

 

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Big 5 Sightings 02 to 08 January 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see five lions of the Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill at Grizzly Bear Crossing.

Tsalala lion pride – Louis Liversage

 

Monday, 2 January 2017
(32ºC)

  • Five lions of the Tsalala pride resting at Tamboti open area
  • Ten buffalo bulls resting on Guarri Central
  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes feeding on Sawmill Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking on EP driveway
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about hundred buffaloes feeding on Simbambili firebreak
  • Young Ingrid dam female leopard, resting on Guarri Central

 

Tuesday, 3 January 2017
(31ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting at Bushcamp Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on her juvenile impala kill on Ximungwe Road
  • A breeding herd of about hundred elephants feeding on Our Southern Boundary
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at 2nd Windmill Pan
  • Five lions of the Tsalala pride resting on Road 7
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Rampan
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP open area

 

Wednesday, 4 January 2017
(30ºC, 11mm)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, chasing her daughter Tiyani, into a tree on EP driveway
  • Five lions of the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • Young Ingrid dam female leopard, resting on EP airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding on A-main
  • Two elephant bulls drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main

 

Salayexe, the female leopard – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 5 January 2017
(33ºC)

  • One Birmingham male lion drinking water at Mafufunyane Pan
  • A breeding herd of about eighty buffaloes drinking water at Seef`s Pan
  • Five lions of the Tsalala pride, feeding on their buffalo kill at Grizzly Bear Crossing
  • Two female buffalo feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on a termite mound at Tamboti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes drinking water at Big Dam

 

Friday,6 January 2017

(35ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Saseka Road
  • Two elephant bulls fighting on Shirley`s Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree on Shirley`s open area
  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes feeding on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants moving south on Nyati Bamba Road
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Big Dam
  • One elephant bull feeding on Mfezi open area
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on Rhino Ring East
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Leadwood Road

 

Saturday, 7 January 2017

(26ºC, 5mm)

  • Three lions of the Styx pride resting with their two cubs west of MMM South
  • A breeding herd of about seven buffaloes resting on EP airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP airstrip
  • Five lions of the Tsalala pride resting on Leopard Drift Road
  • Styx lion pride resting on MMM south
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-Main
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Rhino Ring South
  • One elephant bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on Shortcut Wetpatch

Buffalo bulls – Louis Liversage

 

Sunday, 8 January 2017

(21ºC, 1mm)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Saseka road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Madash Road
  • Three wild dogs drinking water at 2nd Windmill
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on A-main
  • One elephant bull feeding on Sixes Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Chestnut open area
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