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

 

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.

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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