Weekly Big Five Sightings 4 – 10 December 2023

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Tiyani Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Monday, 4 December 2023


  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her sixteen week old male cub with Tortoise Pan, the male leopard south of the Elephant Plains Manyaleti Crossing.
  • A breeding herd of twenty African elephants stationary feeding at Kimbeon’s Crossing.

Tuesday, 5 December 2023


  • The EP spotted hyena den was active with four adults and six pups.
  • Xinzele’s 15-month-old female leopard cub was stationary at Serengeti Dam.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard was mobile east from Guarri Central.
  • A breeding herd of approximately thirty African elephants around Baobab Dam.
  • The Imbali pride of lions consisting of three lioness and one male were stationary at Baobab Dam
  • Xidulu’s eleven-month-old male leopard cub was stationary east of Second Windmill.

Wednesday, 6 December 2023


  • Makhomsava, the female leopard feeding on an impala lamb kill east of Arathusa Safari Airstrip.
  • Three Nkuhuma lioness, stationary on the Arathusa Safari Airstrip.
  • Tortoise Pan the male leopard, mobile North from Serengeti open area.
  • A breeding herd of about sixty elephants, drinking from Serengeti pan.
  • Xinzele the female leopard, static at the quarry junction with A-main/ Kudu drift.
  • Three of the Nkuhuma female lioness, mobi9le south into Londolozi from Leopard drift.

Black and White giraffe calf Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Thursday, 7 December 2023

(25°C 2mm rain)

  • The Talamati break aways consisting of one adult female and three sub adult lions, mobile North from Elephant plains open area.
  • Xidulu’s eleven-month-old male cub, static East of Simba dam.
  • Makhomsava the female leopard, mobile North from Central Road.
  • Xidulu the female leopard, resting on a termite mound just of Ngala road.

Friday, 8 December 2023

(37°C 5mm rain)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her three month old male cub playing in the Manyaleti river off of Mabuza Road.
  • Xitsalala, the male leopard stationary at Rhino Pan.
  • The EP spotted hyena den was active with two adults and four pups.

Saturday, 9 December 2023

(35°C  6mm rain)

  • The Kambula pride of lions consisting of four males and one female stationary on Marula Bult West.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her three month old male cub stationary at Gaby’s Crossing.
  • Two Nkuhuma lioness drinking water at Leeukuil Pan.

Xinzele’s cub Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Sunday, 10 December 2023


  • The Kambula pride consisting of four males stationary on the northern side of Elephant Plains Airstrip.
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her eleven month old male cub at Road Seven mud wallows.

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