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Manager’s Report May 2017

Manager’s Report May 2017

Winter has arrived and the bush is wearing its winter attire once again! We have the blankets and hot water bottles back on the game drive vehicles and game viewing has been spectacular! The trees and grass are not as lush anymore, which gives you a better view of all...

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Rangers Report May 2017

Rangers Report May 2017

With the impala rutting season in full swing, there is no shortage in the action department. Broken horns, bloody faces and puncture wounds on their bodies are only a few signs of the fights this month. These bloody battles can even be heard late at night, as the...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 03 to 09 July 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the 16 members of the Breakaway/ Mhangene lion pride and two of the Majingi male lions in our area.   Monday, 3 July 2017 (26ºC) A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Kimbians Crossing Styx lion pride feeding on a...

Big 5 Sightings 26 June to 02 July 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the tailless female and her new cubs resting on the sand north of Our Fathers Crossing Monday, 26 June 2017 (26ºC) Moya the female leopard and her cub moving west from Big Dam. Tingana the male leopard resting east of Tree...

Big 5 Sightings 19 to 25 June 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Wetpatch Road. Monday, 19 June 2017 (26ºC) Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from Safari Dam Two lionesses from the Tsalala pride resting with their six cubs on...

Big 5 Sightings 12 to 18 June 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Nchila, the female leopard, resting up in a tree with Nsele, the female leopard, resting under the tree and Salayexe, the female leopard, resting close by on Sawmill Road   Monday, 12 June 2017 (28ºC) Three lionesses from the...

Big 5 Sightings 05 to 11 June 2017

The highlight of the week was to see a pangolin moving west from Ngala open area. Monday, 5 June 2017 (28ºC) Five lions from the Nkuhuma pride resting with their six cubs and one Birmingham male lion on Simbambili/Safari cutline One elephant bull drinking water at...

Big 5 Sightings 29 May to 04 June 2017

The highlight of the week was to see a pack of seven wild dogs having a standoff with two spotted hyenas at Pungwe open area. Monday, 29 May 2017 (23ºC) One elephant bull feeding on Rhino Midden Road Three lions from the Styx pride resting with six cubs south of...

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