Big Five Sightings 15th – 21st January

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Monday 15 January 2024

(35°C)

  • Three unknown lioness and the Kruger male lion, sleeping at Secret clearing.
  • Three elephant bulls, mobile South from broken dam.
  • One buffalo bull, mobile West from Gowrie main junction with twin dams.
  • Mariybe young male leopard, sleeping at Baobab dam.
  • A breeding herd of approximately twenty individuals, swimming at Baobab Dam.

Tuesday 16 January 2024

(32°C)

  • Tortoise pan the male leopard, sleeping in a Jackel-berry tree between kudu drift and Rhino Ring East.
  • A pack of nine African wild dogs, sleeping on Arathusa safaris airstrip.
  • Makhomsava the female leopard, resting in a dead tree off Pump track.
  • Female cheetah with two sub adult cubs, feeding on an impala kill on Martial eagle road.
  • Xidulu the female leopard, in the brown ivory tree of Xinzele road with an impala kill.
  • A breeding herd of twenty elephants, drinking at Baobab dam.

Wednesday 17 January 2024

(29°C)

  • Tortoise Pan the male leopard, mobile East along Londolozi boundary from Leopard drift junction.
  • A pack of eight wild dogs, sleeping on Arathusa safaris airstrip.
  • One elephant bull, feeding on marulas on the Northern end of EP airstrip.
  • A pack of nine wild dogs, resting on EP air strip.
  • One male elephant, eating marula fruit on the northern side of EP airstrip.
  • The hyena den was active with, six cubs and two adults.

Thursday 18 January 2024

(23°C)

  • A pack of eight wild dogs, sleeping on Arathusa safaris airstrip.
  • Laluka on Drongo South, her kill was stollen by hyenas.
  • Xidulu the female leopard with Nhehne her young male cub, resting at the junction of Horse Shoe east and Madash.
  • A breeding herd of thirty buffalo, mobile west from Kruger National Park on the cutline of Buffelshoek and Torchwood.
  • Four elephant bulls, drinking at Baobab dam.

Friday, 19 January 2024

(28°C)

  • Tiyani the female leopard fighting with laluka the female leopard over a duiker kill, at the junction of Sixes and Mamba road.
  • One elephant bull, feeding at the entrance of Silvan.
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions consisting of nine individuals, resting in the Manyaleti river North of our fathers crossing.
  • A pack of eight wild dogs, feeding on a impala kill East of big dam.

Saturday, 20 January 2024

(29°C)

  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions consisting of ten individuals, sleeping at Eagle owl crossing.
  • The four kambula male lions with one kambula lioness, resting at Buff pan.
  • Xidulu the female leopard with Nhenhe her young male leopard cub, feeding on a impala kill on first windmill road.
  • Elephant plains hyena den was active with one adult and six cubs.

Sunday, 20 January 2024

(32°C)

  • Four elephant bulls, feeding along Rhino Ring North Mobile South.
  • Elephant plains hyena den was active with one adult and six cubs.
  • The Talamati break away pride consisting of one adult lioness and two sub adult lions, sleeping North of Simba dam.

 

 

Big Five Sightings 8th-15th January

Big Five Sightings 8th-15th January

  Monday 8th January 2024 (33°C) Laluka the female leopard, sleeping in a marula tree on Madash-North of EP Shirleys cutline. Tortoise Pan the male leopard, mobile East on Road 7. The Nkuhuma pride consisting of ten lionesses, static at the junction of Magic...

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