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Manager’s Report June 2017

Manager’s Report June 2017

Note from the webmaster: We've been working on upgrading the Big 5 Blog the past few months, and for this reason we have not been able to publish our regular manager- and ranger reports. We apologise for this but hope that you will enjoy the flood of news that has...

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Rangers Report June 2017

Rangers Report June 2017

It is hard to imagine that we are half way through the year, when it still feels like we celebrated new year’s yesterday. I now know why people always say that time flies when you are having fun! The winter is finally here and we had a few very crisp mornings and some...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 22 to 29 May 2017

The highlight of the week was to see a pack of 13 wild dogs playing all around Big Dam   Monday, 22 May 2017 (31ºC) A pack of 13 wild dogs being chased by the Nkuhuma lion pride at Simbambili Dam Two Birmingham male lions resting on Madash Road One elephant bull...

Big 5 Sightings 15 to 21 May 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Nkuhuma lion pride hunting and killing a buffalo bull. Monday, 15 May 2017 (30ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard, hunting impala on Safari driveway A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Our Southern Boundary...

Big 5 Sightings 01 – 07 May 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see three of the Birmingham male lions resting on White Cloth open area Monday, 1 May 2017 (26ºC, 5mm rain) One elephant bull feeding on MMM North. A Breeding herd of about forty elephants around Manyeleti crossing. Ingrid dam,...

Big 5 Sightings 24 to 30 April 2017

The highlight of the week was to see 13 wild dogs hunting and killing a baby kudu at Rampan. Monday, 24 April 2017 (27ºC) A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Rhulani Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash road One elephant...

Big 5 Sightings 17 to 23 April 2017

The highlight of the week was to see a pack of 14 wild dogs feeding on an impala kill on EP open area Monday, 17 April 2017 (30ºC) Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south from Shirley’s Crossing One Birmingham male lion and two lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride, still...

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...

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