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Manager’s Report April 2017

Manager’s Report April 2017

Wild photo of the month by Paul, Sue and Mark Johnstone April was another perfect month at the lodge. The bush and surrounds have changed a bit after the rain we had. The trees and grass transformed from a pale brown, to green overnight. One can still see that we are...

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Rangers Report April 2017

Rangers Report April 2017

April was another exciting month to be out in the bush. The rutting season started and the Impala males were quite busy sizing each other up. At this stage, we have not seen a lot of full-blown fights yet. I think that the males will really start battling it out next...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 April 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Styx pride with four new cubs, playing in the Mholewati dry river bed . Monday, 10 April 2017 (31ºC) Seven hyenas feeding on a dead elephant on Our Southern Boundary. Thandi the female leopard and her son Thamba, feeding...

Big 5 Sightings 27 March to 02 April 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see three lionesses from the Styx pride with their two cubs and one Birmingham male lion feeding on a blue wildebeest kill on Safari airstrip   Monday, 27 March 2017 (33ºC) Three lionesses from the Styx pride with their two cubs...

Big 5 sightings 13 – 19 March 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Nkuhuma lion pride and two Birmingham males moving around in our area for the whole week. Monday, 13 March 2017 (31ºC) A pack of 15 wild dogs feeding on a kudu kill on Simbambili firebreak Salayexe, the female leopard...

Big 5 Sightings 27 February to 06 March 2017

The highlight of the week was to see fifteen wild dogs hunting and killing two impalas on Lucas open area Monday, 27 February 2017 (31ºC) One elephant bull moving west from Leadwood Road Three Nkuhuma lionesses resting with six cubs on Parallel Road Two Styx lionesses...

Big 5 Sightings 20 to 26 February 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two Birmingham male lions moving north on EP airstrip Monday, 20 February 2017 (29ºC) One Birmingham male lion resting at Mhisi Mati Kurula, the female leopards two cubs playing close to Baboon Pan A breeding herd of about...

Big 5 Sightings 13 to 19 February 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard mating with Anderson, the male leopard, at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing Monday, 13 February 2017 (37ºC) A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam Another breeding herd of...

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