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Manager and Ranger Reports

Manager’s Report July 2016

Manager’s Report July 2016

Winter is here! The air is dry and trees have taken on the appearance of skeletons in the misty mornings. As the waterholes dry up, the desperate need for water drives the bigger animals to take on greater journeys. Without water, nothing can survive in the harsh...

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Rangers Report July 2016

Rangers Report July 2016

I know I say that every month is good but it is just getting better and better as the year goes on. The bush is really dry at the moment and in some areas there are a lot of bare patches. The average maximum temperature was only 23°C. We were blessed with 12mm of rain...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 27 June to 03 July 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a clan of about twenty hyenas hunting and killing a buffalo bull on EP Flood Plains. Monday, 27 June 2016 (25ºC) A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan One member from the Styx lion pride and four cubs...

Big 5 Sightings 20 to 26 June 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one member from the Styx pride and four cubs resting south of Wessel’s Old Driveway. Monday, 20 June 2016 (31ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard, resting at EP/Manyeleti Crossing A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on...

Big 5 Sightings 13 to 19 June 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one Birmingham male lion and three members from the Styx pride resting with their four cubs west of Treehouse Pan. Monday, 13 June 2016 (18ºC) Three members from the Tsalala lion pride hunting Kudus at Big Dam Four elephant...

Big 5 Sightings 06 to 12 June 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Anderson, the male leopard mating with Moya, the female leopard on Rhino Pan Road Monday, 06 June 2016 (27ºC) Two lionesses of the Nkuhuma lion pride resting at One Eye Pan A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding...

Big 5 Sightings 30 May to 05 June 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was too spending some real quality time with Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter. Monday, 30 May 2016 (28ºC) Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Madash Road A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes feeding...

Big 5 Sightings 23 to 29 May 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one male cheetah resting on Safari airstrip. Monday, 23 May 2016 (26ºC) Salayexe, the female leopard and Anderson, the male leopard, moving west on Wetpatch Road One elephant bull feeding around Zimba Bridge Twelve buffalo...