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Manager’s Report August 2017

Manager’s Report August 2017

August is the month of leaves!  At first, we thought that we welcomed the beginning of spring a bit earlier this year. But just as we got comfortable with the idea of the pleasant spring days, we were surprised by some very chilly winds during the last few days of the...

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Rangers Report August 2017

Rangers Report August 2017

It is strange how the unexpected can happen at any time and any place. The month started off with a bang and everything was out and about, going really well, until that one day. As most of you know by now Salayexe, our resident female leopard, passed away on the 18th...

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Recent Big 5 Sightings

Big 5 Sightings 13 to 19 November 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tiyani, the female leopard in a tree with her Bushbuck kill just outside our camp in front of one of the rooms. Monday, 13 November 2017 (26ºC) A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Rhino Midden Road Two...

Big 5 Sightings 06 to 13 November 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Hosana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Little Gowrie/Hoffman’s Cutline Monday, 6 November 2017 (38ºC) Hosana, the male leopard, hunting impalas at Baboon Pan One Birmingham male lion resting north of Wessels...

Big 5 Sightings 30 October to 05 November 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Nkuhuma lion pride having a stand off with a buffalo bull at Picanini Utah Pan Monday, 30 October 2017 (29ºC, 2mm) A pack of eight wild dogs resting on Sawmill Road A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Ekiso...

Big 5 Sightings 16 to 22 October 2017

The highlight of the week was to see the elusive pangolin!  Pangolin sightings are not very common in our area and therefore these sightings are very special! Monday, 16 October 2017 (36ºC) Two Birmingham male lions, five lionesses and nine cubs of the Nkuhuma pride...

Big 5 Sightings 09 to 15 October 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was the two male cheetah’s who came to surprise us on Gowrie Main. Monday, 9 October 2017 (29ºC, 28mm rain) Tiyani, the female leopard, moving east from EP airstrip A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Leopard Drift...

Big 5 Sightings 25 September to 01 October 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Kuchava, the female leopard, at Linda’s Dam Monday, 25 September 2017 (35ºC) Moya, the female leopard, resting with her cub at Serengeti Pan A breeding herd of about twenty elephants...

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