Weekly Big 5 Sightings 23 – 29 October 2023

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Monday, 23 October 2023

(28°C)

  • A pack of three African wild dogs, mobile west from Simbambili staff camp pan.
  • Tiyani the female leopard, feeding on a bush buck kill in a tree south of Pungwe pan.
  • A Breeding herd consisting of eight elephants, mobile south on Shimungwe.
  • An unknown coalition of three male lions, mobile north from Rebbeca’s and Zoe’s Road junction.
  • A breeding herd consisting of twenty elephants, feeding on Zoey’s Road.

Tuesday, 24 October 2023

(38°C)

  • The two Mantimahle male lions, sleeping east of Big Dam in Buffelshoek.
  • A breeding herd of twenty Cape buffalo, mobile north from Magic willie.
  • A bull elephant, mobile east along Londolozi boundary.
  • Tiyani the female leopard, mobile west from Josie road.
  • A breeding herd of fifteen Cape buffalo, drinking at Baobab dam.
  • A bull elephant, feeding around Baobab Dam.

Wednesday, 25 October 2023

(25°C)

  • A unknown young male lion, mobile north from Drongo north.
  • Xidulu the female leopard with her young male cub, feeding on an impala kill at Second windmill.
  • Tortoise Pan the male leopard, resting at Leeukuil pan.
  • Laluka the female leopard, mobile north from the quarry on Arathusa main.
  • A breeding herd of consisting ten elephants, feeding on Elephants Plains drive way close to the lodge entrance.

Thursday, 26 October 2023

(31°C)

  • A breeding herd consisting of ten elephants, drinking at Leeukuil.
  • Tiyani the female leopard, mobile west from the Island into the Manyaleti river.
  • Xinzele the female leopard with her sub adult daughter, feeding on a grey duiker north of Rhino Ring central.
  • An unknown young male lion, sleeping north of Nsinga camp.
  • S8 the male lion, mobile south from Vrystaat clearing.

Friday, 27 October 2023

(37°C)

  • Laluka the female leopard, sleeping in a marula tree with a bush buck kill on Elephants Plains drive way close to the lodge entrance.
  • A breeding herd of about one hundred and fifty cape buffalo, resting on Elephant Plains driveway junction with Pump house.
  • A breeding herd of fifteen elephants, feeding on Robsons boundary.
  • An unknown lioness, sleeping at Baobab dam.

Saturday, 28 October 2023

(35°C  0,5 mm Rain)

  • Two Black Dam male lions mating with two Nkhuma lioness at Buff Pan.
  • Laluka the female leopard, sleeping in a marula tree with a bush buck kill on Elephants Plains drive way close to the lodge entrance.
  • Nkhuma pride consisting of seven lions stationary east of Elephant Plains Open Area.

Sunday, 29 October 2023

(18°C)

  • Laluka the female leopard, in a marula tree with a bushbuck kill on Elephants Plains drive way close to the lodge entrance.
  • Ntsumie the female leopard mobile south from Red Dam.
  • Tiyani the female leopard finishing off a grey duiker kill south of Elephant Plains -Manyaleti Crossing.
  • A breeding herd of seven African elephants feeding along Marikeni Donga.

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