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Manager and Ranger Reports

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 24 – 30 July 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a pack of twelve wild dogs hunting impala’s on Serengeti open area   Monday, 24 July 2017 (29ºC) Salayexe, the female leopard, hunting impala’s at Pungwe Island Crossing Hosana, the young male leopard, hunting impalas at...

Big 5 Sightings 17 – 23 July 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was Salayexe, the female leopard, mating with Anderson, the male leopard, on Sawmill open area   Monday, 17 July 2017 (28ºC) A elephant bull drinking water at EP open area A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Mamba...

Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 July 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Two lionesses from the Tsalala pride resting with their two cubs at Big Dam.   Monday, 10 July 2017 (31ºC) Two Birmingham male lions stalking a buffalo bull around Serengeti Pan Two Birmingham male lions and one Nkuhuma...

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...

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...