Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 15 to 21 September ’19 Sunday 15 September 2019 1 Male Lion (Machaton Male) sleeping on Singwe Plains 2 Lionesses with 2 cubs sleeping near Marula Road 15+ Elephants static feeding near Main Road 60+ Buffalo static around Steven Road 60+ Buffalo drinking at Bothabesi […]
Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 01-07 April ’18 Sunday 01 April 2018 15 Elephants feeding at mangwa road 2 Machaton males sleeping at nsuna road A mating pair of leopards south of trunken weg 1 Bull elephant at pondoro main Monday 02 April 2018 7 Kudyela lionesses with 4 cubs and 2 […]
Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 08-14 Oct ’17 Sunday 08 Oct 2017 20 Elephants feeding at mamba road 9 Buffaloes at mhisi road resting 3 Kudyela lionesses at impalabos 3 Machaton males resting at jika-jika Monday 09 Oct 2017 3 Machaton males resting at xitiwana road 20 Elephants feeding at nsuna 2 […]
Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 03-09 Sept ’17 Sunday 03 Sept 2017 2 Black rhino 3 White rhino 9 Elephants bulls at linear road 10 Elephants feeding at jika jika 20 Elephants at nwambu road feeding 15 Elephants drinking at venture camp dam 30 Elephants feeding at mahlo road 3 White rhino […]
Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 20-26 Aug ’17 Sunday 20 Aug 2017 200 Buffaloes at olifant main junction zebra weg 30 elephants heading north from jakals weg 3 White rhino 1 Leopardess hunting impala main road west 3 Lionesses resting at koerts new road 30 Elephants feeding at xindzele 2 Black rhino […]
Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 06-12 Aug ’17 Sunday 06 Aug 2017 1 Machaton male feeding on a young giraffe at main road west 6 White rhino 40+ Elephants at greggs road Kudyela Pride at ntaba road 2 Machaton males resting at matangi road 50 Elephants at pondoro main 15 Elephants at […]
WEEK IN PICTURES #17 The 2 little leopard cubs must be the highlight of the week, they are now seen more than before and are really comfortable with the presence of the vehicles and go on as if no one is there. Still too young to join their mother out hunting they were found roaming […]
Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 16-22 July ’17 Sunday 16 July 2017 50 Elephants feeding at torra road 50 Elephants at lodges loop Kudyela Pride moving south towards nkombe north 1 Leopardess with 2 cubs feeding on their impala kill 2 White rhino 150 Buffaloes at mamba road resting 1 Hyena at […]
Lions hunting buffaloes: A video taken by Pondoro guides of the Kudyela pride of lions hunting buffaloes. Southern Africa is at present in the midst of the most severe drought in recorded history. We had some welcoming rains during the beginning of November, but not enough to bring relief and break the depressing drought. All […]
I often drive for days without even picking my camera up. We might be having amazing sightings, but the opportunity for taking good photos just does not present itself. On other days I might be taking up to a thousand images. It might just be that everything falls into place and more is often better […]
Guests on Mark’s safari cruiser saw how a pride of lions stalked and killed a zebra foal right next to their safari cruiser during the evening safari on the 31st of January 2013.
A video taken by Brooke Escudier, one of our guests, on the 12th of January 2013. The lions were resting next the safari vehicle when one noticed a kudu calf hiding nearby after the mother fled from some nearby bushes.They sprinted after the calf and caught with ease.
Rul took this video of a big male leopard, called Watsakile, feeding on a warthog carcass on the 8th of January 2013. We saw the leopard killing the warthog 2 days before during the afternoon safari. These are one of the big advantages of staying at a private safari lodge where we can follow animals […]
Mark and his guests had an amazing sighting on Sunday the 22nd of July when they saw a young male leopard ( Juma ) killing a huge warthog boar. He took ages to die and everyone felt for him, but I suppose that is nature for you.
On the 7th of January guests saw what most tourists can only dream of and that is to actually witness lions making a kill. That evening Shaun and his guests were driving around trying to find the lions after seeing some fresh tracks earlier on. They came upon a group of about 40 buffalo and […]