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...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 18 – 24 September 2023

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 18 – 24 September 2023

        Monday, 18 September 2023 (27°C) Two Black Dam male Lions mating with the Tsalala Lioness on Grasscut junction Arathusa Main. Makhomsava, female Leopard static North of Land Cruiser Crossing. Imbali pride consisting of nine Lions mobile...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 11 -17 September 2023

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 11 -17 September 2023

        Monday, 11 September 2023 (39°C) Talamati Breakaway pride consisting of one lioness and five sub adults static at Simbambili Dam. Breeding herd of twenty-three African Elephants drinking water at Rampan Pan. Laluka, female Leopard mobile...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 4 – 10 September 2023

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 4 – 10 September 2023

Monday, 4 September 2023 (35°C) Breeding herd of approximately eighty Cape Buffalo static at Cruise Camp Clearing. One Lioness static on the dam wall at Big Dam. Pack of eleven African Wild Dogs static in the shade East of Zoe’s Road. Tuesday, 5 September 2023 (35°C)...

        Monday, 28 August 2023 (23°C) Tortoise Pan, male Leopard in a Marula tree with an Impala Ram kill South of Knobthorn Open. One Talamati Lioness static at Serengeti Pan. Tuesday, 29 August 2023 (24°C) Breeding herd of approximately two...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 21 -27 August 2023

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 21 -27 August 2023

        Monday, 21 August 2023 (33°C) Tortoise Pan, male Leopard mobile North from Serengeti Crossing. Xidulu’s young male Leopard cub static at Second Windmill Crossing. Tuesday, 22 August 2023 (30°C) Five Cape Buffalo bulls mobile North from...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 14 – 20 August 2023

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 14 – 20 August 2023

              Monday, 14 August 2023 (33°C) Breeding herd of fifteen African Elephants drinking water at Red Dam. Breeding herd of approximately fifty Cape Buffalo drinking water at Red Dam. Xinzele’s female Leopard cub Static on the...

Weekly Big Five sightings

Weekly Big Five sightings

            Monday,7 August 2023 (22°C) Two Talamati male Lions sleeping on Gworie central. Xidulu female Leopard and her cub at Magic willie open with a Duiker kill. Tortoise Pan male Leopard mobile South into Londolozi West of leopard...

Weekly Big Five Sighting 31 July – 6 August

Weekly Big Five Sighting 31 July – 6 August

          Monday,31 July 2023 (25°C) Nkuhuma pride of ten Lions with the Northern Avoca Male mobile North from Rhino ring west. Breeding herd of two hundred Cape Buffalo mobile North from Rhino ring west. Makhomsava female Leopard with...

Weekly Big Five Sighting 31 July – 6 August

Weekly Big Five sightings 24-30 July 2023

        Monday, 24 July 2023 (25°C) Makhomsava, female Leopard and her cub mobile East from Big Dam inflow. Breeding herd of twenty-five African Elephants mobile North along Elephant Plains Simbambile Cutline. Xinzele, female Leopard static on top...

Weekly Big 5 Sighting 17 July – 23 July 2023

Weekly Big 5 Sighting 17 July – 23 July 2023

              Monday, 17 July 2023 30(°C) Breeding herd of approximately three hundred Cape Buffalo feeding along Horseshoe East. Breeding herd of twenty African Elephants feeding along East Bank Manyaleti. Tiyani, female Leopard...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 10 – 16 July 2023

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 10 – 16 July 2023

          Monday, 10 July 2023 (12°C 10 MM Rain) Herd of nineteen African Elephants mobile West along Zebra Drive. Nkhuma pride of Lions consisting of two lioness and one young male mobile North West from Zebra Drive. Makhomsava, female...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 3 – 9 July 2023

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 3 – 9 July 2023

          Monday, 3 July 2023 (27°C) Xidulu, female Leopard mobile West from Arathusa Safari Lodge. Kambula pride of Lions consisting of five young males and one young female following a herd of approximately two hundred Cape Buffalo West from...

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 26 June – 2 July 2023

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 26 June – 2 July 2023

            Monday, 26 June 2023 (30°C) Breeding herd of seventeen African Elephants feeding along the Robson’s Boundary. Nkhuma pride of Lions consisting of fifteen individuals trailing a herd of Cape Buffalo on Long Pole East. Tiyani,...

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