Weekly Big 5 Sightings 22 – 28 January 2024

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African Wild Dog, Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Monday 22 January 2024

(34°C)

  • Elephant Plains hyena den active, with two adults and six cubs.
  • A pack of seven wild dogs, sleeping on Buffels/Gowrie cutline junction with Sandy Patch.
  • The Kruger male lion with three unknown females, mobile East from Hunters moon camp.
  • A breeding herd of twenty elephants, drinking at Kaya Manzi dam.

Tuesday 23 January 2024

(32°C)

  • One Black Dam male lion with one Nkuhuma lioness, sleeping on the Norther side of Arathusa safari airstrip.
  • One Kambula male lion with one Nkuhuma lioness, sleeping at Seefs pan.
  • A breeding herd of five elephants, feeding at five-way junction.
  • Makhomsava the female leopard with her female cub, resting at the junction of Big Dam and A-main.
  • A breeding herd of seventy buffalo, static at the junction of Londolozi boundary and Grass Cut.

Wednesday 24 January 2024

(29°C)

  • Elephant Plains hyena den active, with two adults and six cubs.
  • One Kambula male lion with three Nkuhuma lioness, mating at eagle owl crossing.
  • Tortoise pan the male leopard, mobile South from Powerline Road.
  • Laluka, the female leopard stationary in a Marula tree on Elephant Plains Arathusa Private Cutline.
  • Breeding herd of six African elephants mobile East from Old Borehole.

Makhomsava the female leopard with an impala lamb kill, Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Thursday 25 January 2024

(32°C)

  • Makhomsava, the female leopard mobile North along Madash South.
  • One African elephant bull feeding on marula fruits on the northern side of Elephant Plains Airstrip.
  • One Kambula male lion with three Nkuhuma lioness stationary on the Elephant Plains Arathusa Private Cutline.
  • Xidulu, the female leopard mobile East along Xihumbane towards Pommie’s Pan.
  • Three Cape buffalo bulls wallowing at Rampan Pan.

Friday, 26 January 2024

(31°C)

  • A pack of three African wild dogs stationary in the Tamboti thicket on Guarri Central.
  • A breeding herd of ten African elephants feeding on marula fruits on the southern side of Gaby’s Open.
  • One Cape buffalo bull stationary feeding west of Gaby’s Causeway.
  • One Kambula male lion mating with one Nkuhuma lioness at Serengeti Open.
  • Two Nkuhuma lioness stationary on Serengeti Dam wall.

Saturday, 27 January 2024

(32°C)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard mobile west from the Manyaleti crossing along the fence line towards Gaby’s Open.
  • Cara, the female leopard vocalising North of Jacana Dam.
  • Breeding herd of twenty African elephants feeding around Baobab Dam.
  • Two spotted hyena made a warthog kill that Xidulu, the female leopard tried to steal before the Talamati breakaway pride of lions consisting of one lioness and two sub adults stole the kill South of Shinzele Road.

Mzemba the male leopard, Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Sunday, 28 January 2024

(34°C)

  • One Kambula male lion mating with one Nkuhuma lioness on Rhino Ring South.
  • The Nkuhuma pride consisting of three lioness stationary on Mfezi Road.
  • The Nkuhuma pride consisting of five lioness and one sub adult male stationary at Mfezi Open Area.
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard mobile South from Seepline West towards Big Dam.
  • Tow Black Dam male lions stationary on the Northern side of Arathusa Safari Airstrip.
  • Three Cape buffalo bulls stationary in a mud wallow at Star Chestnut junction Rocky Road.

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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