Weekly Big 5 Sightings 29 January – 4 February 2024

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Laluka, the female leopard, Photo taken by Nicholas Greeff

Monday 29 January 2024

(33°C)

  • Two Black Dam male lion’s stationary on Leadwood Road.
  • Tortoise Pan, the male leopard mobile West from Serengeti Pan.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard stationary in the Flood Plains below Manyaleti room.
  • Breeding herd of fourteen African elephants feeding in a westerly direction along Rhino Ring West.
  • A pack of four African wild dogs mobile South on MalaMala Main from Arathusa Main Road.
  • Laluka, the female leopard stationary in a marula tree on Track South.

Tuesday 30 January 2024

(34°C)

  • Breeding herd of ten African elephants feeding on marula fruits on Marula Belt West.
  • One Cape buffalo bull drinking water at Simbambili Dam.
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions consisting of nine individual’s stationary in the Manyaleti river South of Serengeti Crossing.
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard stationary on Seepline East, West of Boerbean Open.

Wednesday 31 January 2024

(31°C 2mm Rain)

  • Breeding herd of eight African elephants mobile South from Wetpatch Road.
  • Nhenhe, the young male leopard with a leopard tortoise kill on the firebreak West of Philimon’s Cutline.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard drinking water in the Manyaleti river North of Sherley’s Crossing.
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard stationary in a marula tree on Central Road.

African wild dog, Photo taken by Nicholas Greeff

Thursday 1 February 2024

(29°C 8mm Rain)

  • Two Cape buffalo bulls stationary on the fence line West of Firebreak Link.
  • The Kruger male lion was stationary with four Torchwood lioness on the Cruise Camp Cutline East of Spike Thorn Road.
  • Ntsumi, the female leopard stationary in a marula tree on the Southern side of Buffelshoek Airstrip.
  • Two African elephant bulls feeding at Gaby’s Open Area.

Friday, 2 February 2024

(32°C)

  • A pack of three African wild dogs stationary East of MalaMala Main North in Djuma.
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and Nhenhe, the young male leopard stationary in a marula tree on Parallel Road South.
  • A breeding herd of ten African elephants mobile East into Kruger from Cruise Camp Dam.

Saturday, 3 February 2024

(32°C)

  • Laluka, the female leopard mobile North from Elephant Plains Driveway.
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions consisting of five lioness and the one Black Dam male lion stationary in the tamboti thicket East of Elephant Plains Open Area.
  • A Breeding herd of three African elephants mobile North from Elephant Plains Arathusa Private Cutline.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard mobile East from Kraaines across the Elephant Plains Airstrip.
  • Tlalamba, the female leopard in a marula tree with a steenbok kill on the Western side of Quarantine Clearing.
  • Two Cape buffalo bulls East of Simbambili Dam.

Tortoise Pan , the male leopard, Photo taken by Nicholas Greeff

Sunday, 4 February 2024

(33°C)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard mobile East on the Firebreak towards Simbambili Dam.
  • A breeding herd of thirteen African elephants mobile South from Boundary Pan.

 

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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