To say this week has been jam-packed is an understatement! We enjoyed many fantastic sightings and share with you some of the highlights from the week…
The Southern Pride have been out in full-force this week. We watched many failed hunts as the pride of 4 members hunted together. Their patience paid off as they rested at the waterhole in front of Selati Camp when a herd of Blue Wildebeest made their way to quench their thirst…
Having gorged themselves, the Southern Pride were still very protective of their kill and worked hard to keep hyenas at bay.
Once their kill was finished, the pride continued to search for their missing member and they struck luck and were all re-united and seen moving through an open area together.
All the regularly seen leopards were present this week.
White Dam male
Wild dogs have also been out in their numbers this week and along with some hyenas, gave us a sighting to remember…
After a relatively quiet start to our morning safari, we were sitting admiring a group of wildebeest, zebra and kudu bulls which gave us a beautiful sighting as they all ran through the open area right past us. We were not sure what had spooked them but a couple moments later, whilst enjoying some nearby remaining zebra, we heard a hyena calling. After making our way to the area, we came upon four wild dogs greedily consuming an impala with a spotted hyena waiting around trying to get in on the action. After a few moments 10 more dogs and a couple more hyenas joined and as you can see, chaos ensued.
Something rare and seldom seen. Late one night, Kevan, Richard and their guests were en route back to Earth Lodge for dinner when they came across this beautiful Serval. It was seen stalking a few rodents in the grass layer on an open area, however, it settled for a few termites due to the recent 10mm of rain received.
We end this week’s blog with a sighting that truly warmed our hearts… This gorgeous little elephant enjoyed his time at the waterhole in front of Selati Camp… more than once getting himself stuck and mom helping. This all happened whilst lions were just on the opposite bank on their wildebeest kill.
Until next time…