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Manager’s Report January 2016

Manager’s Report January 2016

Like I always say... Time flies when you’re having fun! It feels like just a few days ago that we had our New Year's dinner and we are already going into the second month of 2016. At the lodge, we are buzzing as always. January was a very hot month overall and the...

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Rangers Report January 2016

Rangers Report January 2016

What a way to start off 2016! We had such a great time, with some awesome sightings this month. The weather, on the other hand, was a rollercoaster ride. We were blessed with some rain in our area and although it was only 52mm in total, it was still enough to help the...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 11 to 17 January 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a pack of about fourteen wild dogs chasing Salayexe, the female leopard up a tree on EP driveway. Monday, 11 January 2016 (30ºC) Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Eastern Bank Manyeleti A pack of...

Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 January 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two male cheetah’s moving south from Kudu Corner Monday, 4 January 2016 (35ºC) Three Birmingham male lions resting on Little Gowrie driveway Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Kuala Bear Road A breeding herd of about...

Big 5 Sightings 21 to 27 December 2015

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a pangolin foraging for termites around one of the waterholes Monday, 21 December 2015 (39ºC) Two Birmingham male lions and one lioness of the Styx pride resting at Treehouse Pan Tsakani, the female leopard, resting on A-main...

Big 5 Sightings 14 to 20 December 2015

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a pack of wild dogs playing with a few buffalo bulls by running around them and biting their heels. Monday, 14 December 2015 (28ºC, 2mm rain) A pack of twelve wild dogs feeding on an impala on Bushcamp East A breeding herd of...

Big 5 Sightings 7 to 13 December 2015

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one Birmingham male lion, mating with one Styx female lioness, at Ingwe Pan.   Monday, 7 December 2015 (34ºC, 20 mm) One Birmingham male lion, mating with one Styx female lioness at Ingwe Pan Salayexe, the female leopard...