SAFARI SIGHTINGS 1-7 DECEMBER ’19

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 1 to 7 December ’19

 

Sunday 1 December 2019

 

  • 30+ Elephants feeding around Waterbok Weg
  • 22 (Kudyela Pride) Lions stalking and attempting to hunt giraffe with a herd of 60+ Buffalo nearby, they were North of Boetebessie Dam
  • 1 Male Elephant feeding near East/West Cutline
  • 3 Hyenas sleeping near Hamilton North

 

 

 

Monday 2 December

 

  • 2 White Rhino feeding near Tranken Weg
  • 1 Male Elephant feeding near Hamilton North
  • 22 Lions (Kudyela Pride) sleeping near Monica Road junction Top Road before moving North to investigate some vultures that came to rest in a tree
  • 1 Female Leopard (Faka Nchovela) heading North from Main Road East
  • 3 White Rhino heading West from Mohlabetsi/Hearnes Cutline
  • 2 White Rhino heading East from Van Wyk Tranke
  • 2 Elephant bulls swimming in Dead End Dam

 

Tuesday 3 December 2019

 

  • 22 Lions (Kudyela Pride) sleeping on Nonwane close to Olifants Main
  • 1 White Rhino bull with a female and small calf near Dead End Dam
  • 3 Male Lions (Machaton Males) roaring and playing around Kloof Dam
  • 2 Lionesses with 2 cubs sleeping on Singwe Plains

 

 

 

Wednesday 4 December 2019

 

  • 22 Lions (Kudyela Pride) sleeping near Shortcut Road
  • 60+ Buffalo drinking from Impala Dam
  • 1 Female White Rhino with her young calf feeding near Monzo Kaya
  • 22 Lions (Kudyela Pride) sleeping near Ngala Dam with 1 Black Rhino nearby
  • 6 Elephants feeding near Koppie Road
  • 1 Hyena heading North from Gunter’s New Road

 

Thursday 5 December 2019

 

  • 1 Female Leopard (Faka Nchovela) with her 2 cubs heading South from Top Road
  • 14 Elephants feeding near Mamba Road
  • 2 Buffalo wallowing at 5 Elephant Dam
  • 2 Lionesses heading East from Manana Road
  • 1 Hyena heading North along Pondoro Main
  • 22 Lions (Kudyela Pride) feeding on a Kudu on Billy’s Lodge
  • 3 White Rhino heading South from Dead End Dam
  • 2 White Rhino feeding near Bruiteweg
  • 2 Male Elephans (Ezulwini and a younger male) playing near Bernard airstrip

 

 

 

 

Friday 6 December 

 

  • 1 Black Rhino heading South from Klipspringer Road
  • 3 White Rhino heading West across Pondoro Main
  • 1 Female Leopard (Thuli) heading South along Venture Camp Road, we found her again later stalking Impala near Waterkant Road
  • 5 Hyena sleeping near their den site on Hamilton North
  • 2 Hyena heading West along Top Road
  • 10+ Elephants heading North from Klipspringer Road
  • 22 Lions (Kudyela Pride) sleeping on Billy’s Lodge
  • 5 Lionesses heading North along Pondoro Main
  • 60+ Elephants feeding near Zebra Weg

 

Saturday 7 Devember 

 

  • 1 White Rhino bull drinking from Dead End Dam
  • 2 Hyena heading East from Mohlabetsi/Hearnes Cutline
  • 1 Newborn Giraffe 8/9 Cutline
  • 2 Black Rhino heading East from Zebra Weg
  • 2 Male Lions sleeping near Singwe Main

 

 

This is just a short summary of the big 5 and special sightings we had this week whilst out on or safari.