Weekly Big 5 Sightings 12 -18 February 2024

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 12 -18 February 2024

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...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 5 -11 February 2024

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 5 -11 February 2024

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...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 29 January – 4 February 2024

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 29 January – 4 February 2024

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...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 22 – 28 January 2024

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 22 – 28 January 2024

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...

Big Five Sightings 15th – 21st January

Big Five Sightings 15th – 21st January

  Monday 15 January 2024 (35°C) Three unknown lioness and the Kruger male lion, sleeping at Secret clearing. Three elephant bulls, mobile South from broken dam. One buffalo bull, mobile West from Gowrie main junction with twin dams. Mariybe young male leopard,...

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...

Big Five Sightings 01-07 January 2024

Big Five Sightings 01-07 January 2024

  Monday, 1 January 2024 (29°C) Langa, the female leopard mobile east across MalaMala Main Road. Elephant Plains spotted hyena den was active with two adults and six pups. One Kambula male lion mobile west along Arathusa Main Road towards Big Dam Link South....

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 25 – 31 December 2023

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 25 – 31 December 2023

Monday, 25 December 2023 (28°C 15 mm Rain) Nkuhuma pride of lions consisting of five lioness stationary on Wetpatch Open Area. Makhomsava, the female leopard stationary on Airport Link. Xidulu, the female leopard stationary on top of a termite mound east of Shidula...

Weekly Big Five Sightings 18 – 24 December 2023

Weekly Big Five Sightings 18 – 24 December 2023

Monday, 18 December 2023 (35°C) Makhomsava, the female leopard and her older cub on an impala lamb kill south of Arathusa Safari Lodge Driveway. A pack of eleven African wild dog’s mobile east from Five Way Junction. Two Mantimahle male lion’s stationary on Champayne...

Weekly Big Five Sightings 11 – 17 December 2023

Weekly Big Five Sightings 11 – 17 December 2023

Monday, 11 December 2023 (22°C 18 mm rain) The Talamati break aways consisting of one adult female and three sub-adults, feeding on an impala ram at PU corner. The two Black dam male lions with five Nkuhuma lioness, feeding on a young giraffe at Ngala open. Tiyani the...

Weekly Big Five Sightings 4 – 10 December 2023

Weekly Big Five Sightings 4 – 10 December 2023

Monday, 4 December 2023 (37°C) Tiyani, the female leopard and her sixteen week old male cub with Tortoise Pan, the male leopard south of the Elephant Plains Manyaleti Crossing. A breeding herd of twenty African elephants stationary feeding at Kimbeon’s Crossing....

Big Five Sightings 27/11/23 – 03/12/23

Big Five Sightings 27/11/23 – 03/12/23

Monday, 27 November 2023 (36°C) A pack of fourteen African wild dogs, attempting to hunt blue wildebeest calves on Elephant Plains airstrip. Tiyani, the female leopard and her 16-week-old cub, feeding on an impala lamb kill at Sherley’s Crossing. A pack of sixteen...

Big Five Sightings 20-26

Big Five Sightings 20-26

            Monday, 20 November 2023 (39°C) A pack of seventeen wild dogs, mobile East along Simbambili fire break. Tortoise pan the male leopard, mobile south from Rhulani open. A breeding herd of twenty elephants, mobile South from big...

Big Five Sightings 13-19 November

Big Five Sightings 13-19 November

              Monday, 13 November 2023 (22°C) The two Black Dam male lion, sleeping on Zebra drive East of Pump track. Tiyani the female leopard with her cub, feeding on an impala kill South of Elephants plains and Arathusa private...

Big Five Sightings 06-12 November

Big Five Sightings 06-12 November

        Monday, 6 November 2023 (34°C) Tiyani, the female leopard and her cub were in the Manyaleti river north of Elephant Plains Manyaleti crossing. Laluka, the female leopard with an impala kill in a tree that was stolen by Tortoise Pan, the...

Big Five Sightings 30 October – 5 November

Big Five Sightings 30 October – 5 November

            Monday, 30 October 2023 (17°C 1 mm rain) Tortoise Pan, the male leopard and Langa, the female mobile north from Safari Donga North. Xinzele, the female leopard and her older female cub with an impala ram kill that was stolen...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 23 – 29 October 2023

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 23 – 29 October 2023

Monday, 23 October 2023 (28°C) A pack of three African wild dogs, mobile west from Simbambili staff camp pan. Tiyani the female leopard, feeding on a bush buck kill in a tree south of Pungwe pan. A Breeding herd consisting of eight elephants, mobile south on...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 16 – 22 October 2023

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 16 – 22 October 2023

Monday, 16 October 2023 (19°C  32mm Rain) The Talamati Breakaway pride of lions consisting of one lioness, five sub-adults and the Imbali male stationary east of Xigodi pan. Breeding herd of fifteen African elephants feeding on the Simbambili-Arathusa Safari Cutline....

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 9th – 15th October 2023

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 9th – 15th October 2023

              ( Xidulu's male cub - Jordan Delvecchio ) Monday, 9 October 2023 (25°C) Tiyani, the female leopard hunting cane rats around Mum’s Road. Breeding herd of ten African elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road. The Imbali male...

Weekly Big Five Sightings 02-08 October 2023

Weekly Big Five Sightings 02-08 October 2023

              Monday, 2 October 2023 (33°C) The four Kambula male Lions with one Kambula Lioness, feeding on a Cape Buffalo west of Serengeti crossing. A breeding herd of about 20 Elephants, drinking at Big Dam. A breeding herd of...

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