Weekly Big 5 Sightings 3 – 9 June 2024

Laluka, the female leopard. Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Monday, 3 June 2024

(27°C)

  • Nhenhe, the young male leopard mobile East on Simbambili firebreak just East of Simba dam.
  • One African elephant bull at drinking water at Red Dam.
  • Three Nkuhuma Lioness sleeping at Seef’s Pan.
  • Red Hawk, the male leopard with an impala kill North of Jacana Dam.

 

Tuesday, 4 June 2024

(28°C)

  • EP hyena den active with one female and one youngster.
  • Four Kambula male lions and one lioness stationary South of Big Dam on Buffelshoek.

Wednesday, 5 June 2024

(32°C)

  • Makhomsava, the female leopard mobile North East from East Bank Marikeni.
  • Two cape buffalo bulls stationary at Twin Dams.
  • A pack of three African wild dogs mobile West on Gowrie Main from Twin Dams.

Hippo. Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Thursday, 6 June 2024

(34°C)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard stationary on Marula Bult South.
  • Two cape buffalo bulls stationary at Arathusa Safari Dam.
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions consisting of three lioness’s, one sub adult male and the two Plains Camp male lions on an African elephant carcass on Bush Camp West.
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and Nhenhe, the young male leopard mobile East from Horseshoe Open Area.

Friday, 7 June 2024

(27°C)

  • Thumbela, the female leopard made a grey duiker kill on KBR.
  • One Plains Camp male lion and one Nkuhuma lioness stationary on Bushcamp West.
  • A pack of three African wild dogs mobile North from Zoe’s Road.
  • Breeding herd of approximately one hundred cape buffalo mobile West from Seef’s Pan Road.
  • Breeding herd of twelve African elephants mobile East from Fifteenth Crossing.

Saturday, 8 June 2024

(22°C)

  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions consisting of three lioness’s, one sub adult male and the two Plains Camp male lions on an African elephant carcass on Bush Camp West.
  • Makhimsava, the female leopard stole a grey duiker kill from Thumbela, the female leopard on KBR.
  • Breeding herd of twenty African elephants mobile West from SImbambili Dam.
  • The Kruger male lion mobile East on Simambili Firebreak East of Simbambili Dam.

Laluka, the female leopard. Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Sunday, 9 June 2024

(22°C)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard stationary on a termite mound on Sawmill.
  • Breeding herd of approximately three hundred cape buffalo drinking water at Jacana Dam.
  • Two Nkuhuma lionesses, one sub adult male and the Pains Camp male lion on Bushcamp West on the elephant carcass.

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 27 May – 2 June 2024

Plains Camp male lion. Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Monday, 27 May 2024

(25°C)

  • Tortoise Pan, the male leopard mobile South from Milkberry into Londolozi.
  • Two African elephant bulls mobile South from Londolozi Cutline.
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and Nhenhe, the young male leopard feeding on an impala ram kill that was stolen by a spotted hyena.
  • Breeding herd of twenty African elephants feeding at Ntoma Crossing.

Tuesday, 28 May 2024

(26°C)

  • Northern Avoca, male lion stationary North of Eagleowl Crossing.
  • Breeding herd of eighteen African elephants mobile North from Shortcut Wetpatch.
  • One Plains Camp male lion mating with two Nkuhuma lioness at Elephant Plains Open Area.
  • One Plains Camp male lion and one Nkuhuma lioness stationary on Elephant Plains Airstrip.
  • Nhenhe, the young male leopard feeding on an impala kill on Safari Donga South.
  • Breeding herd of approximately one hundred and fifty cape buffalo mobile South from Simbambili Dam.

Wednesday, 29 May 2024

(26°C)

  • Ntsumi, the female leopard mobile NORTH FROM Buffelshoek Gowrie Cutline.
  • Nkuhuma pride consisting of four lionesses, one sub adult male and the Talamati male lion mobile East from Simbambili Dam.
  • The Talamati male lion displaying dominance to the Black Dam male lion East of Simbambili Dam.

Bateleur. Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Thursday, 30 May 2024

(30°C)

  • Makhomsava, the female leopard with an impala kill in a tree East of Arathusa Safari Airstrip.
  • Four Kambula male lions and one Kambula lioness stationary at Tamboti Dam.
  • One Cheetah feeding on an impala kill on One Eye Pan Road.

Friday, 1 June 2024

(32°C)

  • Two African wild dogs mobile East from Baobab Dam.
  • Nhenhe, the young male leopard stationary on a pushed over treeon Safari Donga South.
  • Breeding herd of fifteen African elephants feeding on Elephant Plains Driveway.

Saturday, 2 June 2024

(32°C)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard mobile South from Elephant Plains Driveway.
  • One Black Dam male lion mobile North from Sherley’s Open.

Tortoise Pan male leopard. Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Sunday, 3 June 2024

(28°C)

  • Laluka, the female leopard mobile North from Seepline East stalking impala.
  • One African elephant bull feeding on MalaMala Main South.

Weekly Big Five Sightings 20-26 May 2024

 

Monday, 20 May 2024

(29°C)

 

  • One Plains Camp male lion mating with one Nkuhuma lioness on Old Elephant Plains Driveway.
  • Two Talamati lions feeding on a giraffe carcass on Mabuza Road.
  • One Plains Camp male lion chased off three Nkuhuma lioness from the giraffe carcass on Mabuza Road.

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

(28°C)

  • Two Talamati lions feeding on the giraffe carcass on Mabuza Road.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard stationary at Bushcamp Pan.
  • Pack of eleven African wild dogs mobile North from Arathusa Safari Airstrip.
  • One African elephant bull stationary in the mud at Bushcamp Pan.
  • Two Nkuhuma lioness mobile South from Mfezi Road.

Wednesday, 22 May 2024

(28°C)

  • Three African wild dogs mobile East from Arathusa Safari Airstrip.
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard mobile North from Mfezi Open.
  • Two African Elephants feeding on Marula Bult North.
  • Breeding herd of approximately twenty African elephants mobile North from Pommie’s Pan Road.

Thursday, 23 May 2024

(29°C)

  • Tortoise Pan, the male leopard mobile South from Elephant Carcass Road.
  • Pack of eleven African wild dogs mobile West from Gaby’s Open.
  • Small breeding herd of five African elephants drinking at Leeukuil Pan.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard mobile South from Five-way Junction.

Friday, 24 May 2024

(28°C)

  • Two Plains Camp male lions stationary on Central Road.
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard mobile North from Seef’s.
  • A breeding herd of fifteen elephants, feeding at Mehluane open area.

Saturday, 25 May 2024

(28°C)

  • Makhomsava, the female leopard static West of Umkumbe junction.
  • Nhenhe, the young male leopard static at Mutzenzeleke junction with Mehluane.
  • One elephant bull feeding on MMM North.

Sunday, 26 May 2024

(27°C)

  • The two Plains Camp male lions, crossing into Londolozi West of Rocky Road.
  • Three Nkuhuma lioness, sleeping on A-main East of Big Dam Link South.
  • One elephant bull, mobile North on MMM from the round about.

 

Pin It on Pinterest