Big 5 Sightings 19 to 26 September 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see five members of the Tsalala lion pride resting at Our Fathers Crossing

Tsalala lion pride resting - Dawie Jacobs

Tsalala lion pride resting – Dawie Jacobs

Monday,19 September 2016
(24ºC)

  • A small herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Rhino Pan
  • Salayexe the female leopard moving south from RamPan
  • Another breeding herd of twenty elephants feeding at Shirley’s crossing
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Phungwe Open Area

 

Tuesday,20 September 2016
(28ºC)

  • Salayexe and her daughter Tiyani, moving east on Rhulani Road
  • Two buffalo bulls drinking water at Rhino Pan
  • Two wild dogs moving west on Wetpatch Road
  • Nchila, the young female leopard, being chased into a tree by one of the Nkuhuma lionesses on Gowrie Main
  • A breeding herd of 15 elephants feeding at Tamboti Crossing

 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016
(31ºC)

  • A breeding herd of thirty elephants feeding on Nyati Bamba Road
  • Another two elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on EP Airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of elephants feeding around Shirley’s Crossing
  • Tiyani, the young female leopard, stalking a steenbok on Mfezi Open Area
  • Nsele, the female leopard, stalking a Duiker on Robsons Boundary
African Wild Dog - Dawie Jacobs

African Wild Dog – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 22 September 2016
(34ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding around Rampan
  • The Styx lion pride and one Birmingham male lion, feeding on their buffalo kill on Ndloti Road
  • Madiba, the young male leopard, resting on Wessels Old Driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Ngala Open Area
  • Nchila, the young female leopard, drinking water on Parallel Road
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on 2nd Right Road

 

Friday, 23 September 2016
(29ºC)

  • A breeding herd of thirty elephants feeding on Bushcamp Open Area
  • Another breeding of about thirty elephants feeding around Scops Crossing
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving west on Rhulani Road
  • Salayexe and her daughter Tiyani, moving west from Konkoni Road
  • Five members of the Tsalala lion pride resting at Our Fathers Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift

 

Saturday, 24 September 2016
(26ºC)

  • Five members of the Tsalala lion pride moving north in the Manyeleti River from Our Fathers Crossing
  • A breeding herd of twenty elephants feeding on Seepline
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding around Serengeti Crossing
  • Six hyenas feeding on an old giraffe kill on Madash
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from Mamba Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants and two buffalo bulls feeding on EP Open Area
Hyena & Guest - Dawie Jacobs

Hyena & Guest – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday,25 September 2016
(21ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving west from Kraaines Pan
  • A herd of twenty elephants feeding around Serengeti Pan
  • A group of ten buffalo bulls feeding around Zimba Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about forty buffalo drinking water at Rhino Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty buffalo feeding on Sixes Road
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Big 5 Sightings 12 to 18 September 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard mating with Anderson, the male leopard.

Anderson and Salayexe, mating - Louis Liversage

Anderson and Salayexe, mating – Louis Liversage

Monday, 12 September 2016
(32ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on A-main Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Bushcamp East
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • One buffalo bull drinking water at Rhino Pan
  • Eight buffalo bulls resting on Sawmill Road
  • A breeding herd of about eighty buffaloes feeding on Elephant Carcass Road
  • Anderson, the male leopard, mating with Salayexe, the female leopard at Rhino Pan

 

Tuesday, 13 September 2016
(27ºC)

  • Nsele, the female leopard resting at Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about sixty buffaloes feeding on A-main Road
  • Five buffalo bulls resting on Sawmill Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Guarri Central
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on EP driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main

 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016
(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Puff Adder Road
  • Anderson, the male leopard, mating with Salayexe, the female leopard on Saseka Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Rhino Pan Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main Road

 

Buffalo bull - Louis Liversage

Buffalo bull – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 15 September 2016
(26ºC)

  • Karula the female leopard scent marking on Treehouse East Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Road 47
  • Tiyani the female leopard resting on A-main
  • Tingana the male leopard and shadow the female leopard resting on Tjololo
  • One buffalo bull feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Another breeding herd of About twenty elephants feeding on EP driveway

 

Friday, 16 September 2016

(34ºC)

  • Karula the female leopard resting with her two cubs on little Gowrie driveway
  • Tingana the male leopard mating with shadow the female leopard on Chitwa/Little Gowrie cutline
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Ten buffalo bulls resting on Gowrie main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Treehouse pan

 

Saturday, 17 September 2016

(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Bushcamp East
  • Karula, the female leopard and her two cubs resting on Little Gowrie driveway

 

Black bellied korhaan - Louis Liversage

Black bellied korhaan – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 18 September 2016

(18ºC, 12mm rain)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM South
  • Nkuhuma pride of lions feeding and two Birmingham male lions feeding on two buffalo kills on Gowrie Main
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding at The Rocks
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Big 5 Sightings 05 to 11 September 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to watch one of the Birmingham male lions patrolling his territory and roaring as he moved along.

Birmingham male lion - Morné Fouché

Birmingham male lion – Morné Fouché

Monday, 5 September 2016
(31ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard moving east from EP airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding around Leeukuil
  • Tiyani, the female leopard moving west from Madash Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Drongo North Road
  • Six buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Ximungwe Road
  • Anderson, the male leopard with a warthog kill on Sawmill Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 6 September 2016
(33ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard still with his warthog kill on Sawmill Road
  • Five buffalo bulls and one buffalo cow feeding on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • Tiyani, the young female leopard resting on Shirley’s Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Pipeline Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding close to Safari Dam

 

Wednesday, 7 September 2016
(32ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, with an impala kill on Rhino Ring North
  • Ten buffalo bulls resting on Southern Fork
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on 16th Crossing Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding close to Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main Road
  • Anderson, the male leopard drinking water at Rhino Pan

 

Zebra - Morné Fouché

Zebra – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 8 September 2016
(35ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani still feeding on their impala kill on Rhino Ring North
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Treehouse Pan
  • Six buffalo bulls resting at Treehouse Pan
  • One Birmingham male lion feeding on a Kudu kill on Wessels/Little Gowrie cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Safari driveway
  • Three wild dogs moving south from A-main

 

Friday, 9 September 2016

(35ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, still resting in a tree with her impala kill on Rhino Ring North
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at EP open area
  • One Birmingham male lion moving north from Treehouse Pan
  • Ten buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan
  • Six buffalo bulls resting at Treehouse Pan

 

Saturday, 10 September 2016

(32ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani resting together on Sixes Road
  • Shadow, the female leopard, resting on MMM North
  • Ten buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area
African fish eagle - Morné Fouché

African fish eagle – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 11 September 2016

(35ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard moving east from EP driveway
  • Eight buffalo bulls resting on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about 800 buffaloes moving east from Safari airstrip
  • Anderson, the male leopard drinking water at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Bushcamp East

 

 

 

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Big 5 Sightings 29 August to 4 September 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see our resident hyena clan feeding on a giraffe kill on Madash Road.

A large clan of hyenas feeding ona giraffe kill - Neil Coetzer

A large clan of hyenas feeding ona giraffe kill – Neil Coetzer

Monday, 29 August 2016
(29ºC)

  • Five members from the Tsalala lion pride resting at Big Dam
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving west from Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Leeukuil
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding around Rampan
  • Two wild dogs resting around Rhulani Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhulani Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Five buffalo bulls resting on Pungwe Open Area

 

Tuesday, 30 August 2016
(32ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, moving south from Rhino Ring North
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at Leeukuil
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Puff Adder Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Puff Adder Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP Open Area
  • Five members of the Tsalala lion pride resting on Rhino Midden Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Bushcamp East

 

Wednesday, 31 August 2016
(29ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Pungwe Open Area
  • Five buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Bushcamp Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Simbambili Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
Nsele, the female leopard - Neil Coetzer

Nsele, the female leopard – Neil Coetzer

Thursday, 1 September 2016
(29ºC)

  • Five buffalo bulls feeding close to Shirley’s Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Safari Open Area
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Safari Open Area
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on Kudu Drift
  • Two Birmingham male lions with a buffalo kill on Road 47

 

Friday, 2 September 2016

(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring South
  • Nineteen hyena’s feeding on a giraffe kill on Madash Road
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Shirley’s Crossing
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Rampan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, resting on Mamba Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding close to MMM North

 

Saturday, 3 September 2016

(29ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard and Shadow, the female leopard mating at Red Dam
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on EP Open Area
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Bushcamp East
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Red Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Southern Fork Road
Male lion from the Tsalala pride - Neil Coetzer

Male lion from the Tsalala pride – Neil Coetzer

Sunday, 2016

(30ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Serengeti Open Area
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP Driveway
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving west from Madash Road
  • One Birmingham male lion resting close to Mhisi Mati
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on EP Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Treehouse Pan
  • Kurula, the female leopard and her two cubs resting close to Little Gowrie Driveway
  • Tingana, the male leopard and Shadow, the female leopard, mating on Little Gowrie/Hoffman’s Cutline
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Big 5 Sightings 22 to 28 August 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, fighting with a hyena over an impala kill on Sixes Road.

Tiyani and hyena standoff - Louis Liversage

Tiyani and hyena standoff – Louis Liversage

Monday, 22 August 2016
(32ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, resting on Leadwood Road
  • Nsele, the female leopard, moving south from Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Rampan
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving west from Rhino Ring South
  • Four buffalo bulls drinking water at Rampan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Madash Road

 

Tuesday, 23 August 2016
(22ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on Maraken Drive
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, resting on Mamba Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP Open Area
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • One Birmingham male lion resting on Wessels Old Driveway
  • Kurula, the female leopard and her two cubs, resting on Little Gowrie Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • One elephant bull feeding on Kuala Bear Road

 

Wednesday, 24 August 2016
(25ºC)

  • Shadow, the female leopard, resting on Central Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, feeding on an impala kill on EP Delivery Road
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Leeukuil Pan
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on EP Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at Ntoma Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Bushcamp East

 

Birmingham male lion - Louis Liversage

Birmingham male lion – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 25 August 2016
(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, moving east from Kraaines Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Puff Adder Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seef’s Pan Road
  • Thandi, the female leopard, moving south from Gowrie Main
  • Three lionesses from the Styx lion pride resting with their cubs on Gowrie Main

Friday, 26 August 2016

(29ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, resting on Marula Bult
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • One elephant bull feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Shirley’s Open Area
  • Five members from the Tsalala lion pride resting at Big Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, stalking impalas on Seepline Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting at Land Cruiser Crossing
  • Two elephant bulls feeding around Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Shortcut to Wetpatch

 

Saturday, 27 August 2016

(27ºC)

  • Five members from the Tsalala lion pride resting at Big Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Shirley’s Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Leeukuil Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting at Simbambili Dam
Salayexe, the female leopard - Louis Liversage

Salayexe, the female leopard – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 28 August 2016

(29ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, watching a clan of fifteen hyenas finishing off their impala kill on Shirley’s Open Area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill east of Treehouse Pan
  • Karula, the female leopard, resting at Treehouse Pan
  • Nsele, the female leopard, resting at Rhino Pan
  • Three wild dogs feeding on a grey duiker kill on Rocky Road
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Big 5 Sightings 14 to 21 August 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Shadow, the female leopard, on Shirley’s/Safari Cutline.

Tingana the male leopard - Lee-Wayne Lubbe

Tingana the male leopard – Lee-Wayne Lubbe

Monday, 15 August 2016
(26ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, still feeding on her grey duiker kill on Pungwe Island Open Area
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • Four buffalo bulls resting at Kimbians Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding at Ngala Open Area
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, still feeding on the grey duiker kill just north of Kimbians Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on EP Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking water at Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016
(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-Main
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Serengeti Open Area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south from Pungwe Island
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty-five elephants feeding at Bushcamp Pan

 

Wednesday, 17 August 2016
(24ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and Anderson, the male leopard, resting at Rampan
  • Karula, the female leopard and her two cubs feeding on an impala kill on Magic Willy Road
  • Moya, the female leopard, stalking impalas on Milkberry Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Bushcamp Pan
  • One buffalo bull feeding at 1st Windmill Road
Vervet monkey - Lee-Wayne Lubbe

Vervet monkey – Lee-Wayne Lubbe

Thursday, 18 August 2016
(25ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, moving North from our Southern Boundary
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Chitwa Open Area
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on MMM North
  • One elephant bull feeding on Bush Camp East
  • One elephant bull feeding at EP/Manyaleti Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Red Dam

 

Friday, 19 August 2016
(27ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Bush Camp East
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on MMM North
  • Two lionesses from the Styx lion pride with eight cubs feeding on an nyala kill just East of Chitwa Airstrip
  • Karula, the female leopard, moving south from Baboon Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Rampan

 

Saturday, 20 August 2016
(27ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at Ntoma Crossing
  • One Birmingham male lion resting at Mhisi Mati
  • Flat Rock male leopard, feeding on a bushbuck kill on Shinzele Road
Hyena and young - Dawie Jacobs

Hyena and young – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 21 August 2016
(28ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Shadow, the female leopard on Safari/Shirley’s Cutline
  • The flat rock male leopard, moving south from Seepline Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Marula Bult South
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on EP Open Area
  • One Birmingham male lion and three Styx female lions resting with 8 cubs at Ingwe Pan
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