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Manager’s Report February 2018

Manager’s Report February 2018

The shortest month of the year came and went in the blink of an eye. We had loads of wonderful game drive sightings, had some maintenance projects and also celebrated many staff birthdays. We experienced some strange weather patterns as well. We had very hot, humid...

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Rangers Report February 2018

Rangers Report February 2018

This month was very exciting, with incredible game viewing opportunities. The average maximum temperature for the month was 32°C, with a wonderful 86mm of rain. We had several wild dog sightings again this month. With our resident hyena clan, we are always guaranteed...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 01 to 07 October

The highlight of the week was The Nkuhuma pride of lions stealing the nyala kill from Hukumuri the male leopard Monday, 01 October 2018 (32ºC) Xidulu the female leopard feeding on her impala kill on Shinzele Road A breeding herd of elephants feeding on Xidulu Road A...

Big 5 Sightings 24 to 30 September

The Big 5 highlight of the week was the two lionesses of the Ximungwe pride stealing the impala kill from the wild dogs   Monday, 24 September 2018 (29ºC) A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Simbambili Dam Road Another breeding herd of about 20...

Big 5 Sightings 17 to 21 September

The highlight of the week was the wild dogs running with eight young pups close to the hyena den.   Monday,17 September 2018 (39ºC) Hukumuri, the male leopard, drinking water at Big Dam. The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Pump Track Road with unknown young...

Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 September

The highlight of the week was to see the wild dog pups of the Investec pack, for the first time. Monday, 10 September 2018 (30ºC) Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting on Konkoni Road. A breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding on EP open area. A breeding herd of...

Big 5 Sightings 03 to 09 September

Monday, 03 September 2018 (37ºC) A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding along Guarri central. A breeding herd of about 80 buffalo feeding along Ekiso road, moving South/west. Tiyani the female leopard sleeping close to her kill at Manyeleti river, north of EP/...

Big 5 sightings 27 Aug – 02 September 2018

The Big 5 highlight of the week was Anderson the male leopard trying to steel Moya the female leopard’s kill, and accidentally dropping it to the hyena’s below.   Monday, 27 August 2018 (23ºC) One unknown male leopard walking at EP open. A breeding herd of about...

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