Blog: Weekly Sightings

Safari – Pondoro – game lodge

We enjoyed a sensational 2 weeks. The end of winter are always good for game viewing, but this 2 weeks surpassed even our best expectations. Here are some of the highlights.  On the 20th of July Big Boy and Mazinyo, the 2 dominant males, were found on a buffalo kill after a group of around […]

Safari – Pondoro – Game Lodge

Earlier this week we saw a few buffalo coming down to drink at Nyari Dam. One buffalo bull started to walk along the water’s edge when suddenly 2 Blacksmith lapwings started divebombing him. When this did not deter him they landed right in front of him and refused to budge. They were complaining heavily until […]

Pondoro – Game Lodge – Game drives – last 2 weeks

Ther have been several highlights since the last update, but the sighting that stands out for me was when we came across a newborn baby giraffe barely 5 min after it was born. It was still covered in the placenta with the mother standing guard and bending down to try and lick it clean every […]

Highlights of the past 2 weeks

I have been away for a while and been unable to write on the blog. The sightings at Pondoro, however, did not stop and there were many highlights. 3 Young male cheetahs were seen on the 20th on a impala kill. We were also lucky enough to find a mother cheetah and 3 young cubs […]

Close encounters with lions at Pondoro

We had an excellent week’s game viewing and as so often in the past the lion sightings were the highlights during the drives. The morning of the 13th was no exception and I took this photos of Shaun and his guests on the morning drive. We 1st found the 2 males, Big Boy and Mazinyo, […]

Buffalo kill

The 4 young male lions were found on the evening drive of the 14th on a buffalo kill. I saw the buffalo running from that area the previous evening, but could not find anything when I went to investigate. The next morning also did not produce anything, but that afternoon some vultures were spotted in […]

African wild dogs

The big news of the week is the arrival of 3 wild dogs which have been seen close to Naledi waterhole on the 4th of June. They killed an impala the evening before and followed that up with another impala on the morning of the 4th. This is africa’s 2nd most endangered predator after the […]

Lions eating warthog for breakfast

The past week’s gameviewing have been good with elephants being the main attraction. They are in abundance at the moment and several breeding herds are usually found during game drives. They are one of my favourate animals and every moment spent with them are usually a treat. I spend a few frustrating days trying to […]

Game drive: Afternoon 22 May

As expected the game drive yesterday afternoon was a real treat. The lion cubs was out in the open and playing all around the vehicle. It exceeded my best expectations and we spend around 2 hours at the sighting. Watch out for the photos! We had close encounters with elephants today and enjoyed a good […]

Game drive morning 22 May

The 2 lionesses and 11 cubs leaved the zebra and wildebeest kills early this morning and we followed their tracks to where they were lying up for the day. This afternoon we will again go and look them up. I am looking forward to this as they are in a very scenic spot and it […]

Lions at zebra kill

The lions are still at the zebra kill. We were much surprized to find the carcass of a young wildebeest right next to that of the zebra. It must have unwittingly wandered into the lions last night and they just could not pass up on a free meal. We also saw 2 white rhinos on […]

Lion cub update

The lion cubs were seen on the 18th again on the Rome area for the 1st time in 3 weeks. All 3 mothers are hunting together again and it is really special to see 11 lion cubs together. Yesterday we found 2 females just after they had killed an adult zebra and we then waited […]

Black rhino

A black rhino was seen on the 10th of May by Rul and his guests. This was the 1st sighting of the highly endangered black rhino for many years in this area and it would be fantastic if he decides to stay around. Although we have several white rhinos in the area and see them […]