Blog: Elephants

SAFARI SIGHTINGS 7-13 JAN ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 7-13 Jan ’18 Sunday 7 Jan 2018 2 Machaton males heading north from danroc main 4 Adult heynas + 2 cubs at den site 2 Kudyela lioness at ngwenya dam 1 White rhino bull 1 Leopard cub at venture camp dam Monday 8 Jan 2018 3 Lionesses […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 31 DEC ’17 – 6 JAN ’18

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 31 Dec ’17 – 6 Jan ’18 Sunday 31 Dec 2017 1 Lioness lying down at ngwenya dam 1 Black rhino bull 1 White rhino bull 5 Elephants feeding around rhulans road 4 Adult hyenas + 4 cubs at den site 3 Kudyela lionesses with 1 Machaton […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 26-30 MARCH ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #33 The pack of wild dogs were seen on an almost daily basis during the week. We were fortunate enough to move around with them a they nearly reached every corner of the reserve. A few impala were very lucky by escaping these hungry predators as we watched a few getting chased. […]


WHY DO ELEPHANTS TAKE A MUD BATH?

When you are out on safari, especially during the wet season (summer months at Pondoro), you often encounter certain species of animals covered in mud. Elephants, both species of rhino, buffalo and warthogs are regular users of these mud pools that are formed where water gathers in any depression, some start small but through constant […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 12-16 MARCH ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #31 “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy” – Ernest Hemingway Getting out of bed at 04:45 is not always easy but once you hear the birds singing as you drink a freshly brewed coffee while thoughts of what you might see […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 5-9 JAN ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #29 Just another week in Africa. Like any other continent, Africa also experiences normal days with a beautiful golden sunrise in the morning and then the breathtaking sunset in the evening lighting the sky with an assortment of colors just before the sun disappears below the horizon. But it is what happens […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 15-19 JAN ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #26   It was another thrilling week to be out on safari with each game drive completely different than the previous, the anticipation of what might happen the afternoon or leaving at sunrise excited to find the next set of tracks is what makes safari such an unique experience like no other. […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 8-12 JAN ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #25 It is week in picture time again and it is with great excitement that I wright this simply because of so much that happened during the week. Thus far it will be the largest selection of week in pictures since we started early-mid 2017. Let’s start off with the most endangered […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 17-23 DEC ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 17-23 Dec ’17 Sunday 17 Dec 2017 7 Kudyela lionesses sleeping south of top road 4 Elephants feeding at mandleve road 2 Buffalo bulls resting at gamma road 1 White rhino bull 1 Bull elephant feeding at greg’s road Monday 18 Dec 2017 7 Kudyela lionesses sleeping west […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 10-16 DEC ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 10-16 Dec ’17 Sunday 10 Dec 2017 3 Machaton males at danroc 20 Elephants at peters rock Monday 11 Dec 2017 1 Male lion at impala weg 5 1 White rhino bull 1 White rhino bull 1 Machaton male at top road 2 Bull elephants at east/west […]