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Manager’s Report December 2016

Manager’s Report December 2016

December was a great month to end the year. We had lovely animal sightings, shared happiness and laughter over the festivities of Christmas and New year and just before we said our last goodbyes to 2016, we received a heavy downpour of rain. This was our first heavy...

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Rangers Report December 2016

Rangers Report December 2016

Sadly, we have reached the end of yet another spectacular year. It is hard to believe that this will be my last report for the year 2016. Looking back at this year, one is so grateful for all the people we have met and also the great friendships that followed. Back to...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 06 to 12 February 2017

The highlight of the week was to see one male cheetah resting on Safari airstrip   Monday, 6 February 2017 (36ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard, resting up in a tree on EP driveway Two Tsalala lionesses resting on EP open area Anderson, the male leopard, moving west...

Big 5 Sightings 22 to 29 January 2017

The highlight of the week was to see a pack of about sixteen wild dogs hunting and killing an impala on Mabuza Road Monday, 23 January 2017 (35ºC) Two buffalo bulls resting at Kraaines Pan Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting on A-main Two elephant bulls feeding...

Big 5 Weekly Sightings 16 – 22 January 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the pack of three wild dogs in our area Monday, 16 January 2017 (27ºC, 40mm) A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam Three Majingi male lions still feeding on the buffalo kill on Serengeti open...

Big 5 Sightings 09 to 15 January 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Kurula, the female leopard and her two cubs playing on a termite mound and around our vehicle Monday, 9 January 2017 (28ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard, still feeding on her impala kill on Madash Road A breeding herd of about...

Big 5 Sightings 02 to 08 January 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see five lions of the Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill at Grizzly Bear Crossing.   Monday, 2 January 2017 (32ºC) Five lions of the Tsalala pride resting at Tamboti open area Ten buffalo bulls resting on Guarri Central...