Big 5 Sightings 31 October to 07 November 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one lion from the Styx pride mating with one Birmingham male lion on Gowrie Main.

Birmingham lion mating with Styx lioness-Dawie Jacob

Birmingham lion mating with Styx lioness-Dawie Jacob

Monday, 31 October 2016

(38ºC)

Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, moving south from Drongo North

  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about thirty five elephants feeding on A-main
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • One elephant bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes resting on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at 2nd Windmill Road

 

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

(27ºC,2mm)

  • One elephant bull moving south on Leopard Drift
  • A breeding herd of about ten buffaloes feeding at 2nd Windmill
  • Five buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Two lionesses from the Styx pride feeding on a blue wildebeest kill north of Treehouse Pan
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Seepline Road
  • Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on a waterbuck kill at Red Dam
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Treehouse Pan

 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

(28ºC,3mm)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on Tsololo Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen buffaloes feeding on Ngala open area
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Sawmill Road
  • Four elephant bulls feeding on Seepline Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting west of Leeukuil Pan
Boomslang hunting in a Buffalo Thorn tree-Dawie Jacobs

Boomslang hunting in a Buffalo Thorn tree-Dawie Jacobs

 

Thursday, 3 November 2016

(29ºC)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding around Rhino Ring North
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving west from EP driveway
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, mating with Anderson, the male leopard at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Shirley’s Crossing
  • Three wild dogs moving north from Serengeti Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Big Dam

 

Friday, 4 November 2016

(33ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, drinking water at EP open area
  • One buffalo bull moving west from EP airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Shirley’s Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting south of Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty Elephants moving towards Leeukuil
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding around Shirley’s Crossing
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting south of Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP Delivery road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, killing a Bateleur eagle on Bushcamp East
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Madash Road

 

Saturday, 5 November 2016

(38ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west from Boerbean Pan
  • One Styx lioness moving with one Birmingham male lion on Gowrie Main
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Gowrie Main
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Seepline road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving north from EP open area
  • Karula, the female leopard, moving east from Treehouse Pan

 

Tiyani feeding on a buffalo carcass-Dawie Jacobs

Tiyani feeding on a buffalo carcass-Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 6 November 2016

(38ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, drinking water on EP open area
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Five buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on A-main
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Big 5 Sightings 24 to 30 October 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Anderson, the big male leopard, mating with an unknown female leopard on Mamba Road.

Anderson,the male leopard mating with an unknown female leopard-Neil Coetze

Anderson,the male leopard mating with an unknown female leopard-Neil Coetzer

Monday, 24 October 2016
(36ºC, 15mm rain)

  • One Birmingham male lion resting at Treehouse Pan
  • Five lions of the Tsalala lion pride, resting at Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Red Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south from Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Kurula, the female leopard’s male cub resting on MMM South
  • Five buffalo bulls resting on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding close to Leeukuil Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring East

 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016
(31ºC)

  • One buffalo bull resting on Safari Airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls resting close to Serengeti Pan
  • Anderson, the male leopard, mating with an unknown female leopard, on Mamba Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Rhino Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Dead End Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on A-main Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Sixes Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten buffaloes resting on Sawmill Road

 

Wednesday, 26 October 2016
(30ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, mating with an unknown female leopard, on Puff Adder Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Three lions from the Tsalala pride resting on Our Southern Boundary
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Rhino Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, resting on Shirley’s Crossing Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Ellie Carcass
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Seepline West

 

The Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill-Neil Coetzer

The Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill-Neil Coetzer

Thursday, 27 October 2016
(37ºC)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride hunting and killing a buffalo bull at Big Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard ad her daughter Tiyani, moving south from Shirley’s Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten buffaloes resting on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten buffaloes resting on Old Mhisi Kaya Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Jozi Road

 

Friday, 28 October 2016
(37ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Mamba Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Sixes Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Old Mhisi Kaya Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on Our Western Boundary
  • Five lion from the Tsalala pride still feeding on their buffalo kill at Big Dam
  • One lioness from the Styx pride and her two cubs resting at their den south of Wessels camp
  • Thandi, the female leopard, and one cub resting at Nyala Crossing

 

Saturday, 29 October 2016
(38ºC)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride hunting and killing a buffalo bull at Big Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Sawmill Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding south of Kraaines Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting at EP driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Three elephant bulls feeding on Methlowani open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at One Eye Pan

 

Female hyena and her youngster resting in the morning sun-Neil Coetzer

Female hyena and her youngster resting in the morning sun-Neil Coetzer

Sunday, 30 October 2016
(33ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, with a grey duiker kill on Sawmill Road
  • Six elephant bulls feeding around Boundary Pan
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Another breeding herd of about ten buffaloes feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Chestnut open area
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Kuala Bear Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten buffaloes feeding on EP open area

 

 

 

 

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Big 5 Sightings 17 to 23 October 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the five lions from the Tsalala pride, feeding on a buffalo kill east of Safari airstrip

 

Tsalala lion pride-Louis Liversage

Tsalala lion pride-Louis Liversage

Monday, 17 October 2016

(30ºC)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride, resting at Buff Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Madash Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a warthog kill at Red Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM South

 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

(24ºC)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Tingana, the male leopard, still feeding on a warthog kill at Red Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffaloes feeding on MMM South
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Serengeti open area
  • Moya, the female leopard, drinking water at Big Dam
  • Nsele, the female leopard, moving east from Robson’s boundary

 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

(29ºC)

  • Five members from the Tsalala pride resting south of Buff Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting at Red Dam
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants moving west from Rhino Ring West
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • One elephant bull feeding on Safari airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM North

 

Baby hyena-Louis Liversage

Baby hyena-Louis Liversage

Thursday, 20 October 2016

(31ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, moving north from Jerry Drive
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • One buffalo bull resting on Horseshoe West

 

Friday, 21 October 2016

(31ºC,15mm)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffaloes moving south from Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Our Southern Boundary
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Nchila, the female leopard, resting on Rhulani Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty buffalo’s feeding on Simbambili Firebreak

 

Saturday, 22 October 2016

(36ºC)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill on Kudu Drift
  • Nchila, the female leopard, resting on Safari driveway
  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes feeding at Big Dam
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Big Dam
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on MMM North
  • One Birmingham male lion and three lionesses from the Styx pride resting on Treehouse East Road

 

Salayexe, the female leopard-Louis Liversage

Salayexe, the female leopard-Louis Liversage

Sunday, 23 October 2016

(37ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, moving west from EP Old driveway
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Serengeti open area
  • Three wild dogs moving north from A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • A small breeding herd of about ten buffaloes feeding close to Leeukuil
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on EP open area
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Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 October 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard, getting chased up a tree by three wild dogs at Big Dam

Salayexe and wild dogs- Dawie Jacobs

Salayexe and wild dogs- Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 10 October 2016

(32ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving east from EP airstrip
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephant feeding on Ximungwe Road
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Jerry Drive
  • One buffalo bull resting on Madash Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding at Rhino Pan

 

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

(35ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter moving east from EP airstrip
  • Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on a warthog kill on Central Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Ngala open area
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting on Central Road
  • Nchila, the female leopard, resting at Simbabmili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes feeding on One Eye Pan Road

 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

(31ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, still feeding on his warthog kill on Central Road
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride feeding on two buffalo kills on Safari Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on MMM North
  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes feeding on MMM South
  • One elephant bull feeding on MMM North
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter joining Anderson, the male leopard, on his warthog kill on Central Road
Young hyena running around-Dawie Jacobs

Young hyena running around-Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 13 October 2016

(27ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, getting chased up a tree by three wild dogs at Big Dam
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Puff Adder Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving east on Rhino Ring North
  • Anderson, the male leopard, still feeding on his warthog kill on Central Road
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting on Tamboti open area

 

Friday, 14 October 2016

(20ºC,3mm)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten buffaloes feeding on Wetpatch Road

 

Saturday, 15 October 2016

(36ºC)

  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting on A-Main
  • A breeding herd of about three buffaloes resting on A-Main
  • One elephant bull resting at Shirley’s open area
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving south from Shirley’s Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, drinking water on Rhulani Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving east from The Rocks
  • One buffalo bull resting at Ntoma Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Ngala open area
Tsalala male lion drinking water-Dawie Jacobs

Tsalala male lion drinking water-Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 16 October 2016

(38ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffaloes feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM North
  • Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting on Safari airstrip
  • Tingana, the male leopard, drinking water at Red Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Big 5 Sightings 03 to 09 October 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, feeding on a grey duiker kill along with Anderson, the male leopard, that stole their kill around the Rocks on Rhino Ring East

Anderson, the male leopard, with a duiker kill he had stolen from Salayexe, the female leopard-Neil Coetzer

Anderson, the male leopard, with a duiker kill he had stolen from Salayexe, the female leopard-Neil Coetzer

Monday, 3 October 2016
(25ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Five members from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 4 October 2016
(24ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a zebra kill on One Eye Pan Road
  • Nchila, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on Rhino Ring East
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on EP Airstrip
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, hunting and killing a scrub hare on Guarri Central

 

Wednesday, 5 October 2016
(28ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP Open Area
  • Tingana, the female leopard, resting at Red Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Boundary Pan
Tiyani, the female leopard-Neil Coetzer

Tiyani, the female leopard-Neil Coetzer

Thursday, 6 October 2016
(36ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, feeding on a grey duiker kill along with Anderson, the male leopard, that stole their kill around the Rocks on Rhino Ring East
  • One elephant bull feeding at Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants moving north on Leopard Drift

 

Friday, 7 October 2016
(31ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Kudu Drift
  • Moya, the female leopard, hunting a grey duiker on Leopard Drift
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, drinking water at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • One elephant bull feeding at Pommies Pan
  • Six buffalo bulls drinking water at Big Dam
  • Five members from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Old Bushcamp

 

Saturday, 8 October 2016
(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter feeding on an impala kill on Kudu Drift
  • Five members from the Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes feeding at Simbambili Dam
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding at Red Dam
  • One elephant bull feeding on Zebra Drive
Young male lion from the Tsalala pride drinking water-Neil Coetzer

Young male lion from the Tsalala pride drinking water-Neil Coetzer

Sunday, 9 October 2016
(33ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on A-main
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Impala Road
  • Five members from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • Moya, the female leopard, resting on Our Southern Boundary
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
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Big 5 Sightings 26 September to 02 October 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Thandi, the female leopard, with her two cubs feeding on their impala kill on Gowrie Main.

Thandi, the female leopard, and her cubs - Dawie Jacobs

Thandi, the female leopard, and her cubs – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 26 September 2016
(29ºC)

  • Three wild dogs moving east from EP Airstrip
  • Salayexe the female leopard moving east on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about Fifty buffalo feeding on Hyena Den road

 

Tuesday,27 September 2016
(35ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about sixty buffalo feeding on Impala Road
  • Three members of the Styx pride resting on Cheetah Plains Driveway
  • Nchila, the female leopardfeeding on her impala kill at One Eyed Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Gowrie Main

 

Wednesday, 28 September 2016
(34ºC)

  • Five members of the Tsalala pride resting west of Zimba Bridge
  • Salayexe the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani feeding on their bushbuck and duiker kills at Tamboti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of twenty elephants feeding around Serengeti Manyeleti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of thirty buffalo feeding around Ntoma Crossing
Tsalala Male Lions - Wayne Lubbe

Tsalala Male Lions – Wayne Lubbe

Thursday, 29 September 2016
(29ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, and Shadow the female leopard feeding on their impala kill on Zebra Drive
  • Five members of the Tsalala pride resting on Lowveld Link
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten buffalo feeding on Ekiso Road
  • Salayexe the female leopard, and her daughter Tiyani feeding on their impala kill on Simbambili Firebreak
  • A breeding herd of ten buffalo feeding on Simbambili Firebreak

 

Friday, 30 September 2016
(32ºC)

  • Five members of the Tsalala pride resting on Serengeti open Area
  • Tingana the male leopard, still feeding on his impala kill around Zebra Drive
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Konkoni Road

 

Saturday, 1 October 2016
(24ºC)

  • Five members of the Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill on Rhino Ring South
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffalo feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Two elephant bulls feeding around Leeukuil
  • Tiyani the female leopard resting at Rampan
Mother and youngster giraffe - Wayne Lubbe

Mother and youngster giraffe – Wayne Lubbe

Sunday, 2 October 2016
(23ºC)

  • Five members of the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • Thandi the female leopard with her two cubs feeding on their impala kill on Gowrie Main
  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding around EP Parallel
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