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Manager’s Report September 2016

Manager’s Report September 2016

Spring is in the air and the landscape is slowly changing. Some of the trees around camp are showing off new small green leaves and before we know, we will be surrounded with a burst of green. Now that the sun is rising earlier and setting later, we have changed the...

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Rangers Report September 2016

Rangers Report September 2016

Spring has finally arrived and the bush received a facelift in the form of wonderful colours. We were truly blessed this month with 18mm of rain. The average maximum temperature for this month was 31°C. The majority of the trees are full of flowers and their new...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 14 to 20 November 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to spend some quality time with the Styx pride lioness and her two small cubs Monday, 14 November 2016 (26ºC) Salayexe, the female leopard moving south from Hawk Eagle Road A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding close to...

Big 5 Sightings 07 to 13 November 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Anderson, the male leopard, mating with the Ingrid‘s Dam female leopard on Mamba Road. Monday, 07 November 2016 (24ºC, 28mm) Nsele, the female leopard, drinking water with her cub at Rhino Pan A breeding herd of about ten...

Big 5 Sightings 31 October to 07 November 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one lion from the Styx pride mating with one Birmingham male lion on Gowrie Main. Monday, 31 October 2016 (38ºC) Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, moving south from Drongo North Four buffalo bulls feeding...

Big 5 Sightings 24 to 30 October 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Anderson, the big male leopard, mating with an unknown female leopard on Mamba Road. Monday, 24 October 2016 (36ºC, 15mm rain) One Birmingham male lion resting at Treehouse Pan Five lions of the Tsalala lion pride, resting at...

Big 5 Sightings 17 to 23 October 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the five lions from the Tsalala pride, feeding on a buffalo kill east of Safari airstrip   Monday, 17 October 2016 (30ºC) Five lions from the Tsalala pride, resting at Buff Pan A breeding herd of about ten elephants...

Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 October 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard, getting chased up a tree by three wild dogs at Big Dam Monday, 10 October 2016 (32ºC) Tiyani, the female leopard, moving east from EP airstrip Five lions from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam...