Weekly Big 5 Sightings 5 -11 February 2024

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Xitsalala, the male leopard, Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Monday 5 February 2024

(35°C 9 mm Rain)

  • A pack of seven African wild dogs stationary on the Northern side of Arathusa Safari Airstrip.
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions consisting of five lioness stationary in the Manyaleti riverbed East of KBR.
  • Laluka, the female leopard mobile North from Elephant Plains Delivery Road.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard was chased up a marula tree by Tortoise Pan, the male leopard West of Kraaines Pan.
  • A Pack of five African wild dogs mobile West from Seef’s Pan.
  • Xitsalala, the male leopard stationary on a termite mound West of Serengeti Pan.

Tuesday 6 February 2024

(34°C)

  • One African elephant bull feeding on the Londolozi Boundary West of Grass Cut.
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and Nhenhe, the young male leopard had their impala ram kill stolen by spotted hyenas West of Airport Link.
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard with an impala kill on the ground that was stolen by spotted hyenas north of Central Road.

Wednesday 7 February 2024

(39°C)

  • A pack of three African wild dogs stationary on the Eastern side of Arathusa Safari Airstrip.
  • The two Black Dam male lions stationary on Arathusa Safari Airstrip opposite the wind sock.
  • A breeding herd of approximately one hundred Cape buffalo mobile South from the Southern side of Arathusa Safari Airstrip.
  • A breeding herd of eight African elephants mobile North through Shirley’s Open.
  • A breeding herd of approximately one hundred and fifty Cape buffalo mobile North from Cruise Camp Dam.
  • Two Imbali male lions mobile North from Susie’s Straight trailing the herd of Cape buffalo.

Black backed Jackal, Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Thursday 8 February 2024

(29°C)

  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions consisting of three adult lioness, one sub adult female and one sub adult male lion stationary on Arathusa Main Road East of Big Dam Link South.
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard and Lolohisa, the young female leopard mobile South from Arathusa Main Road towards the Londolozi Boundary.
  • Two Black Dam male lions stationary on Arathusa Safari Airstrip.
  • A breeding herd of six African Elephants feeding along Rhino Ring East.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard finishing off the remains of an impala kill East of Old Elephant Plains Driveway.
  • Xitsalala, the male leopard stationary on top of a termite mound on Kudu Drift junction Arathusa Main Road.
  • Tortoise Pan the male leopard and Langa, the female leopard mobile North from Sherley’s Open.

Friday, 9 February 2024

(33°C 1mm Rain)

  • Tortoise Pan the male leopard and Langa, the female leopard mating in the block between Elephant Carcass and Pumphouse.
  • The Talamati Breakaway pride of lions consisting of one adult lioness, one sub adult lioness and one sub adult male lion stationary on Guarri Central.
  • A breeding herd of approximately one hundred Cape buffalo stationary on Rhino Pan junction Nyathi Road.
  • A breeding herd of six African elephant feeding along the Elephant Plains Arathusa Private Cutline.

Saturday, 10 February 2024

(36°C)

  • Tortoise Pan the male leopard and Langa, the female leopard mating at Mehluane Open Area.
  • The Talamati Breakaway pride of lions consisting of one adult lioness, one sub adult lioness and one sub adult male lion stationary on the Fenceline junction Firebreak Link.
  • A breeding herd of twelve African elephants drinking water at Buffelshoek Dam.
  • A pack of three African wild dogs stationary on Mvubu Road.
  • A pack of fourteen African wild dogs mobile East on Vuyatela Access.
  • A breeding herd of approximately one hundred Cape buffalo feeding at Gaby’s Open.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard mobile South from Gaby’s Open.

Tlalamba, the female leopard, Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Sunday, 11 February 2024

(28°C)

  • The Kruger male lion mobile North from Secrete Clearing.
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard stationary in a marula tree with the remains of an impala kill on Arathusa Safari Lodge Driveway.
  • A breeding herd of five African elephants mobile South from Big Dam Link South.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Five Sightings 8th-15th January

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  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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