Weekly Big 5 Sightings 12 -18 February 2024

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African wild dog, Photo by Jordan Delvecchio

Monday 12 February 2024

(31°C)

  • Two Black Dam male lions stationary on Arathusa Main Road junction Grass Cut.
  • The Nkuhuma pride consisting of nine lioness and one sub adult male stationary at Mfezi Open Area.

Tuesday 13 February 2024

(34°C)

  • Two Black Dam male lions stationary on the Northern side of Arathusa Safari Airstrip.
  • Tortoise Pan, the male leopard at Rhulani Pan.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard stalking scrub hares East of Leadwood.
  • A breeding herd of approximately eighty Cape buffalo feeding in an Eastern direction from Horseshoe Open Area.
  • One African elephant bull feeding on the Northern side of Elephant Plains Airstrip.

Wednesday 14 February 2024

(35°C)

  • Two Black Dam male lions stationary on Xihumbane East of Shinzele junction.
  • A breeding herd of twenty African elephants feeding on marula fruits on Ole Elephant Plains Driveway.
  • Nhenhe, the young male leopard mobile West from Second Windmill junction Zebra Drive.

Woodland Kingfisher, Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Thursday 15 February 2024

(37°C)

  • Two Ndzhenga male lions mobile East on Arathusa Main Road.
  • The four Kambula male lions and one lioness mobile West from Arathusa Safari Airstrip.
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions scattering in the block East of Arathusa Safari Airstrip to get away from the Ndzhenga male lions.
  • One African elephant bull drinking water at Serengeti Pan.
  • A breeding herd of approximately eighty Cape buffalo drinking and wallowing at Rhino Pan.
  • A pack of four African wild dogs stationary on Million’s Road.

Friday, 16 February 2024

(40°C)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard mobile South on the Western side of Elephant Plains Airstrip.
  • A pack of fourteen African wild dogs stationary at Five Way Junction.
  • The four Kambula male lions and one lioness stationary on the Southern side of Arathusa Safari Lodge Driveway.
  • A breeding herd of eight African elephants feeding in a Northern direction on Madash North.
  • Two young male lions attempting to hunt Cape buffalo at Cruise Camp Dam.
  • Ntsumi, the female leopard mobile East along Buffelshoek Torchwood Boundary.

Saturday, 17 February 2024

(38°C)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard with a juvenile impala kill in a marula tree on Elephant Plains Delivery Road.
  • A Pack of nine African wild dogs stationary on Sherley’s Open.
  • A pack of fourteen African wild dogs mobile South East from Seepline West towards Big Dam.
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard resting in a jackle berry tree off of Rhino Ring East.
  • Tortoise Pan, the male leopard stationary at Xigodi Pan.
  • A breeding herd of approximately eighty Cape buffalo mobile South from Ntoma Crossing.

Talamati Breakaway sub adult lioness, Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Sunday, 18 February 2024

(34°C 1.5 mm Rain)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard stationary on Elephant Plains Delivery Road with an Impala kill in a marula tree.
  • Two Black Dam male lions stationary East of Treehouse Dam.
  • Tortoise Pan the male leopard feeding on the remains of an impala ram in a marula tree an Xidulu, the female leopard feeding on remains of the impala kill on the opposite side of the road along Safari Simbambili Cutline West of Xigodi Pan.
  • One African elephant bull mobile South West from Horseshoe West.
  • A pack of nine African wild dogs chasing impala at Sherley’s Open.

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