Weekly Big 5 Sightings 16 – 22 October 2023

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Monday, 16 October 2023

(19°C  32mm Rain)

  • The Talamati Breakaway pride of lions consisting of one lioness, five sub-adults and the Imbali male stationary east of Xigodi pan.
  • Breeding herd of fifteen African elephants feeding on the Simbambili-Arathusa Safari Cutline.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard in a tree with a grey duiker kill on Mum’s road.
  • Laluka, the female leopard mobile south along the Simbambili firebreak.
  • The Elephant Plains hyena den was active with five adult spotted hyenas and four cubs that are about five weeks old.
  • Three young Imbali male lions stationary on Mehluane.
  • Xidulu, the female leopard mobile south from Boundary pan.
  • Breeding herd of approximately one hundred Cape buffalo mobile north along MMM south towards Arathusa Safari Driveway.

Tuesday, 17 October 2023

(25°C)

  • Laluka, the female leopard mobile south from Rhino Pan road towards Mamba road.
  • Ngoboswan, the male leopard mobile north from Londoz Drift.
  • The Talamati Breakaway pride of lions consisting of one lioness, five sub-adults and the Imbali male mobile south along Saseka.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard in a tree with a grey duiker kill on Mum’s road.

Wednesday, 18 October 2023

(28°C)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard in a tree with a grey duiker kill on Mum’s road.
  • Breeding herd of twenty African elephants feeding north of Southern Fork.
  • Unknown pride of lions consisting of two lioness and two young males mobile south from Champagne Clearing.
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard mobile west from Central road.

Thursday, 19 October 2023

(29°C)

  • The two Black Dam male lions stationary on Arathusa Main road south of Arathusa Safari airstrip.
  • The Talamati Breakaway pride of lions consisting of one lioness, five sub-adults and the Imbali male stationary at Rulani Pan.
  • Xidulu, the female leopard mobile south from One Eye Pan.
  • Makhomsava’s older female leopard cub mobile east from Seepline.
  • Breeding herd of twelve African elephants feeding south of Pungwe Pan.
  • The Imbali male lion stationary at Mehluane Open Area.
  • The Talamati Breakaway pride of lions consisting of one lioness and five sub adults stationary east of Simbambili Dam.
  • The two Black Dam male lions stationary on Lowveld Link.

Friday, 20 October 2023

(31°C)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard mobile south from Arathusa Private-Elephant Plains Cutline.
  • One African elephant bull at Jacana dam.
  • The Tourchwood pride of lions consisting of six lioness and the Kruger male mobile east towards Big dam on Buffelshoek.

Saturday, 21 October 2023

(38°C)

  • Breeding herd of approximately one hundred Cape buffalo stationary on Sixes junction Mamba road.
  • Breeding herd of twenty-four African elephants drinking water at Rampan pan.
  • The Kambula breakaways consisting of one lioness and four young males drinking water at Red dam.
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard mobile north from Central towards Lost Track.

Sunday, 22 October 2023

(28°C)

  • The Kambula breakaways consisting of one lioness and four young males’ static on Sixes road.
  • Breeding herd of approximately one hundred Cape buffalo stationary on Star Chestnut.

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