WEEK IN PICTURES #15
It has been another incredible week out on safari with the sightings of varies species seen on each of the adventures captivating our guests leaving them with a hunger for more.
Probably the biggest surprise of the week must be the arrival of the 4th Machaton male, he is the one with the injured left back leg but seems to have this injury for some time as some reports suggest. These males were enjoying two separate giraffe kills during the week and so they had no shortage on a steady supply of food, besides moving between the two kills and close by water points they didn’t do much else.
The Kudyela Pride like many weeks before has been very active and seems to master the hunting techniques, almost every time they were found it was either with bloodied faces of full bellies. Much of the week they were without the presence of the Singwe male and the older female.
We enjoyed many sightings of Spotted Hyenas as well, when embarking on a morning safari their tracks are almost guaranteed to be on each of the roads driven. Clans have large territories and spend the nights roaming around using the road networks to their advantage.
Chavaluthu was found after a lengthy tracking period and was happily followed through the thickets until he stumbled upon a piece of a giraffe leg that was dropped by hyena, he spent the rest of the evening devouring what was left on the leg.
A few buffalo bulls spent most of their day in close proximity of a water hole, no need to go somewhere else as they have all they need in one place. Several small herds have been feeding up and down the banks of the Olifants river keeping the guests entertained during lunch time.