WEEK IN PICTURES #21
The month of October could not have started in any better way, we had spectacular sightings and then to top it all of a few thunderstorms with some much needed downpour.
The Machaton males were split up for most part of the week and they were either seen along with the Kudyela lionesses or by themselves moving through their territory. One morning safari a single Machaton male was found with 2 Kudyela lionesses with a day old giraffe kill, the male took possession of the carcass whilst the females had to watch him feast.
The big herds of buffalo seem to be elusive as of late and only the tracks of them moving through or the area where they lied down are found. Fortunately some old buffalo bulls are around and favor the water holes.
The two leopard cubs were seen a few times during the week chasing squirrels and birds up and down the trees and sometimes even succeeding in catching one or two. It is was not long after chased everything that moved before they searched for a cool spot to spend the rest of their day.
The elephants are enjoying the rain bathing and throwing themselves with mud. A young bull elephant from a breeding herd came walking towards the vehicle before he stopped and dug for bulbs.
Faka Nchovela, like always, moving through the bush at quite a pace looking for her next meal was seen stalking steenbuck, impala and a scrub-hare during the week but was unsuccessful in all her attempts.
A male hyena was seen chewing on what looked like a piece of buffalo skin for a while but soon realized it’s useless and moved of.
Chavaluthu was found sleeping during the afternoon, he later got up and started to move but a herd of impalas caught his attention stopping him dead in his tracks.