WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS #66
The week kicked off with an amazing sighting involving the Kudyela pride and a big male leopard, enjoy this week’s weekly highlights.
We set out one afternoon to go and find the Kudyela pride where some of the other rangers had left them in the morning. We approached the area where they were resting only to find their tracks heading east towards a nearby waterhole. As predicted they were resting in the shade of a few Lowveld cluster leaves near the water source, a male giraffe came in to quench his thirst but soon decided otherwise when some of the females tried their luck. Then a few minutes later the entire pride ran to the east, we followed, where some of the females found a male leopard with his impala carcass. The leopard immediately ran up the closest and safest tree and watched from above how the lions fought over his prize we managed to park ourselves in such a way that we had the lions fight over some leftovers on one side and a male leopard in a tree on the other.
We found one very large herd of elephants one morning spread all over a few rolling hills. We managed to find the leading group heading towards a waterhole that has a hide strategically situated to get the best view. We quickly made a dash for the hide and surely we were not disappointed as over a 100 elephants within an hour all made their way past the water.
We managed to track down a herd of buffalo resting in an open area one morning. We were their only a few seconds when arguably one of the meanest looking buffalo bulls approached us, we could immediately see that he was not happy and we moved back to a safer distance. It was clear that he was in a serious fight with another bull and he actually lost his right eye in a previous battle.