WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS #67
It is time for another edition of our weekly highlights where we look back at some of the sightings the guides and trackers enjoyed with their guests.
The buffaloes were definitely one of the main attractions during the week. They have been favoring one section of the reserve for the last few weeks where there are an abundance of grazing opportunities and a selection of water holes. The herds are doing very well at the moment as most of the cows are accompanied by a calf and is showing an increase in their numbers.
Faka Nchovela is doing an incredible as a first time mother and she is providing her 2 little cubs with the needed nutrition and hiding them exceptionally well. We have spent hours and sometimes days tracking and trying the find her with very little success, until one morning. We managed to find her moving her cubs from one place to another, one of the cubs went off course a bit chasing a frightened tree squirrel while the other one stayed just behind its mother’s tail.
A few bull elephants have been moving around and now that we are in the winter months they are pushing many trees over to get the roots out or bring the succulent branches down. The dry winter months force these giants to work much harder for their food by not only pushing trees over but digging as well.
The Kudyela pride spent most of the week in the western part of the reserve. The Machaton males were very active during the week covering a large portion of the reserve clearly marking their territory. The Kudyela lionesses with most of the cubs were seen at the end of the week moving in to the late hours of the morning followed by one of the Machaton males.