Big 5 sightings 16 – 22 December, 2012

Sunday 16 December 2012

  • 2 Elephant bulls at Nguluve south
  • 2 Buffalo bulls grazing next to Rhulani’s rd
  • 3 White rhinos grazing
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants close to Top rd

Monday 17 December 2012

  • A male leopard ( Watsakile ) resting close to giraffe rd
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants close to Elephanten tranken
  • A huge herd of about 200 buffaloes grazing along Rhino rock rd
  • Saw a group of about 10 buffalo bulls close to Top rd
  • Saw a male leopard ( Tintaka ) walking in a easterly direction along Top rd

Tuesday 18 December 2012

  • Saw 3 male lions resting at Oxford dam
  • Saw 1 Male lion walking along Kudu weg
  • Saw a breeding herd of elephants feeding next to Bush Camp main rd

Wednesday 19 December 2012

  • Saw 3 white rhino bulls resting
  • Saw a lioness and 2 one year old cubs at a wildebeest kill close to Grune bohm rd
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants at Weg fur alles
  • Saw a breeding herd of about 10 elephants at Andre se pad
  • A small breeding herd of buffaloes at Elephant walk

Thursday 20 December 2012

  • A herd of about 10 buffaloes grazing close to Mbonga rd
  • 3 Lionesses and 2 cubs at the wildebeest kill next to Grune bohm rd
  • Saw a small breeding herd of about 15 buffaloes drinking at Ngala dam
  • 3 white rhino bulls resting
Lion cub at Pondoro Game Lodge
Lion cub at Pondoro Game Lodge

 

Lion cub at Pondoro
Lion cub at Pondoro

 

Friday 21 December 2012

  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffaloes at 8/9 cutline heading east
  • Saw a breeding herd of elephants close to Nyari dam
  • 1 Male lion and several females drinking at Nyari dam
  • A black rhino bull
  • 2 White rhino bulls grazing
  • 1 Lion and 5 lionesses sleeping at Cheetah plains
  • 2 Male lions resting at Ngwenya dam
  • A herd of about 300 buffaloes feeding close to Deadend dam
New territorial male looking majestic at Pondoro
New territorial male looking majestic at Pondoro

 

Lions on safari at Pondoro Game Lodge
Lions on safari at Pondoro Game Lodge

 

Elephant cow at Pondoro Safari Lodge
Elephant cow at Pondoro Safari Lodge

 

Saturday 22 December 2012

  • 3 White rhino bulls grazing
  • A herd of about 100 buffaloes drinking and rolling in the mud at Boetebessie dam
  • 2 Lionesses sleeping next to Grune bohm rd

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