Blog: Elephants


FOURTH EDITION OF WEEK IN PICTURES #4 The season is on a turning point with cool misty morning drives where everyone is seeking warmth underneath their blankets and some only exposing their eyes too try and spot something before the guide and tracker asks the ‘do you see it’ question.   We have enjoyed quite […]


Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 02-08 April ’17 Sunday 02 April 2017 1 Bull elephant feeding at ngala clearing 3 White rhinos 4 Mohlabetsi male lions west of Pondoro Game Lodge 2 Buffalo bulls south of venture camp feeding Ezulwini male elephant and 1 young bull at mohlabetsi/hearnes cutline   Monday 03 […]

Elephants swimming and bathing

Two recent videos taken by the Pondoro guides of elephants swimming and enjoying a mud bath. Elephants need to cool down from the sweltering heat of summer and mid day visits to watering holes usually means a swimming session is on the way. They love water and it is plain to see that they enjoy […]

Elephants mud wallowing

A video of elephants mud wallowing during a recent safari at Pondoro Game Lodge. This behavior is typically enjoyed by animals who have very little body fur. The reasons can be anyone or all of the following: to cool the body temperature down in hot weather to prevent sunburn to keep biting flies and other […]