During this cycle I was incredibly lucky to see the “magnificent seven” twice within six weeks. Below are just a few of my favourite pictures taken and some incredibly memorable sightings.
On my first safari in January I was luckily enough to witness two Knob-billed ducks fighting over a female in a small mud wallow. The fight last an incredible 20 minutes with the eventual loser taking off in flight and trying to find his own female.
Warthog Wallow female has given us some of the most amazing leopard sightings over the past 6 weeks and has been allowing us to spend greater amounts of time with her eight month old cub over several kills.
However, she was not the only leopard seen here at Sabi Sabi. We had incredible viewing of both Nottins female who managed to kill a new born kudu and feed on it hoisted in a tree and Maxabeni male as he seemed to be trying to expand his territory here and push Mahlathini male further and further away.
We were also incredibly lucky to locate Solo and the Kruger male on a buffalo kill, where a friendship seemed to grow as they were seen contact calling and grooming one another.
In the past six weeks we have seen two different packs of wild dogs, one of 12 dogs (6 adults and 6 puppies) and then a pack of 8 who were both seen hunting and feeding on impala kills.
The other game has been very plentiful creating a great amount of game viewing from both the small to the very large. What an amazing cycle to have had the privileged of working here at Sabi Sabi and experiencing the amazing African bushveld.