Welcome to a bumper edition of A Week in the Bush, sightings from the past 2 weeks on safari. Enjoy!
The cooler weather brings with it some glorious clear days with beautiful sunrises and sunsets, which we have been enjoying on the reserve.
The Southern Pride have been quite active over the past couple of weeks. Here we watched them hunt a herd of blue wildebeest but unfortunately for the lions, the blue wildebeest were just out of reach.
A pride of lions we haven’t seen on the reserve for a very long time – the Styx Pride! This pride of 10 lions were resting in a big open area before a crash of three White Rhino disturbed them. Later the evening they took down an impala which was finished off in minutes before a clan of hyena scared them off.
The following day they took down a buffalo calf, followed by another impala! They found themselves in the company of 13 hyenas who were after scraps from their impala kill.
Turn up the volume to enjoy this video!
Moving onto the leopard sightings…
Kigelia showed off her true beauty as she rested in a tree before descending it and rolling around in the lush green grass.
Golden Hour is probably the best time to be out in the bush, only to be made better by a leopard sighting of the Msuthlu female who was picking up on a scent on a nearby bush.
We found the Ntsumi female leopard making her way through some tall grass before climbing a tree to use as a vantage point to scan her surroundings.
“Something you only see on TV on National Geographic” were the words spoken by Louise’s guests as they sat watching this female leopard catch and finish her Scrub Hare meal.
What do you do when an annoying hyena can’t leave you alone? Do as N’weti did – climb a tree, groom yourself and let the time pass by.
Morning safaris done right here at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. We found the White Dam male leopard all curled up during the cool temperatures of the morning, but he soon got active. It was not long before he picked up on a herd of kudu and started stalking them but with quite a few kudu around, he got spotted and gave up his rather ambitious attempts at catching an adult.
Frederik and his guests were treated to a rare sighting of a Serval in the tall grass. What a special sighting!
Moving onto some other Big 5 and general sightings…
Until next time…