Blog: Male Lion

SAFARI SIGHTINGS 18-24 FEB ’18

The big 5 safari sightings for the week of 18-24 Feb ’18 Sunday 18 Feb 2018 15 Elephants feeding at mamba road 3 Machaton males resting at dukes clearing 3 White rhino 20 Elephants feeding at pondoro main 5 Hyena at mhisi road 15 Elephants feeding at kambaku Monday 19 Feb 2018 20 Elephants drinking […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 11-17 FEB ’18

The big 5 safari sightings for the week of 11-17 Feb ’18 Sunday 11 Feb 2018 5 Kudyela lionesses resting at riaan’s road 2 Machaton males lying down at venture camp 1 White rhino bull 1 Machaton male at hamilton south 8 Elephants feeding at pondoro main 3 White rhino Monday 12 Feb 2018 10 […]


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. […]


WEEK IN PICTURES 19-23 MARCH ’18

WEEK IN PICTURES #32 The week started with high temperatures but to the end it cooled down and a downpour of rain was welcomed across the reserve. During the week there were 3 male lions, one morning, roaring only meters away from Buffalo Suite and when relocated after a morning coffee to our surprise they […]


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 […]


ARE THE MACHATON MALES HERE TO STAY?

Within the next few months it will be a year since the arrival of the mighty Machaton males, but are they here to stay? During the first quarter of 2017 the lion dynamics around Pondoro was as normal as could be with the Mohlabetsi coalition (6 males at the time) being the dominant territory holders […]


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 26 NOV – 02 DEC ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 26 Nov – 02 Dec ’17 Sunday 26 Nov 2017 1 Young male lion with a Kudyela lioness east of nsuna road 1 Male leopard killed a warthog on justin’s road 1 Black rhino bull 1 Bull elephant at bush lodge water hole 1 Hyena east of […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 12-18 NOV ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 12-18 Nov ’17 Sunday 12 Nov 2017 1 Machaton male at rodney’s road 6 Elephants at mamba road feeding 7 Kudyela lionesses north of top road 2 Bull elephants at xihingwana feeding 1 White rhino bull Monday 13 Nov 2017 9 Elephants feeding north of top road […]


SAFARI SIGHTINGS 22-28 OCT ’17

Big 5 safari sightings for the week of 22-28 Oct ’17 Sunday 22 Oct 2017 Kudyela pride with 2 Machaton males males feeding on a kudu 1 Bull elephant at impala road 4 White rhino 2 Black rhino 2 Bull elephants south of butabesi dam Monday 23 Oct 2017 1 Hyena lying down at kudu […]