It’s hard to believe that another week has passed and it’s time again for our weekly recap! Things were definitely quieter this week on the lion front with no reported clashes between the Tsalala males and Avoca males.
The Southern Pride had a great start to the week when they successfully took down a buffalo. A good size meal for the pride!
Earlier in the week we enjoyed this amazing sight as we watched the full moon rising!
What an amazing sight to witness as a herd of over 40 elephants fed in an open area. It was great to watch the herd interacting with one another – even these two large bulls kept a close eye on one another as they constantly assessed one another’s strength.
Spring temperatures have been quite high with animals frequenting the waterholes around the reserve. We even had some elephants visit the pool at the Ivory Presidential Suite at Selati Camp and in front of Earth Lodge!
Birdlife has been plentiful with some lovely sightings which we share with you below.
We had such a special sighting of this giraffe calf suckling and bonding with mom!
White Dam male and Little Bush female were seen mating earlier this week. We hope to see some little cubs running around soon. He was also seen making his way through Selati Camp and one of our guests, Linda Smith, kindly shared her photo with us! He later went on to kill a duiker.
Kashane and Maxabeni seem to have stayed clear of one another this week with both of them being seen scent marking as well as hunting. Kashane was successful in an attempt on a warthog, while Maxabeni settled for a Scrub Hare!
Can you spot the leopard? A wonderful sighting of the Ntsumi female resting on our photographic hide!
An interesting interaction between Maxabeni and his (recently independent) daughter Ntsumi… she seemed nervous around her father but followed him around before they parted ways.
A young male leopard, who we believe to be the Split Rock male, made his way through Maxabeni’s territory, cautiously trying to avoid kudu and impala who were alarming calling, trying to give his presence away.
Until next time…