“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments and places that take our breath away.” ~ Unknown
The week started off with a special sighting of some Trumpeter Hornbills who visited us one morning, a bird we don’t often have the pleasure of seeing.
General game sightings, and bird sightings, have been enjoyed all over the reserve.
After a much-needed afternoon thunderstorm, we departed on safari still with a slight drizzle and soon after leaving the lodge, we noticed two little faces pop out of the long, wet grass.
After spotting some signs that something had been dragged across the road to a nearby drainage line, we were delighted to find the White Dam male leopard with a Common Duiker kill up in a Knobthorn tree. A few days later, he was seen again, keeping an eye out for any potential prey.
The Kigelia female was seen moving through some thick vegetation before coming to rest in a Marula tree. Although at times she was asleep, she never dosed off for too long. When awake, she was constantly scanning her surroundings from a perfect vantage point.
The beautiful Msuthlu female was seen alongside a drainage line before she became interested in something passing by and managed to kill a Button Quail, providing her with a tasty snack while patrolling the boundaries of her territory.
The young Hanyile male leopard kept us on our toes as he was moving through the bushes, searching for any sort of snack and managed to snag himself a nice little Quail.
Some wild dogs have been around this week too and we watched as they hunted a Duiker, then took to a shady area to rest.
We ended the week with a sighting of a lone male lion, believed to be one of the young Talamati males. He was rather skittish and didn’t stick around for long before disappearing into the long grass.
Until next time…