Welcome to the next edition of “A Week in the Bush” … We hope you enjoy this week’s selection of highlights from the past 7 days on safari!
After a brief period of tracking, we managed to find the Styx Pride of lions soaking up the morning sun. A few days later they were seen hunting a herd of wildebeest, but they were just out of reach of the lions. Our last sighting of them for the week was of them resting in the afternoon, all nursing some full bellies.
The Southern Pride have been active this week as we enjoyed numerous sightings of them – from hunting to being harassed by hyenas to doing what cats do best – sleep!
One evening, whilst watching the sleeping pride of lions, we heard a frantic screech nearby. Upon closer investigation, we found an African Rock Python that had just caught a Scrub Hare.
Moving onto some leopard sightings from the week…
The White Dam male was seen resting after what looks like a decent meal!
The profile of dominance. The N’weti male leopard was marking his territory before moving through some thick vegetation and finally taking a short break on the road, providing guests with a beautiful clear sighting of him.
Maxabeni moves silently in the dark defending his territory.
We came across the Msuthlu female on a regular basis this week as she made her way around the central part of our reserve. She quietly snuck off the road when she spotted a loitering Spotted Hyena nearby. She proceeded to take cover in the grass whilst the warm morning sun fell gently on her face. Later in the week she attempted to hunt impala and a scrub hare but with no success.
Ntsumi graced us with her presence on Sunday morning as she was moving from tree to tree with the odd termite mound in between to find a decent vantage point as she was eying out a herd of impala in the distance.
A new female leopard to Sabi Sabi – the young Tamboti female kept her eyes on some Spotted Hyenas who were following her and was later forced to climb a remarkably difficult dead tree as the hyenas began to chase her.
We have also enjoyed plenty of other sightings…
An early morning warm up…
Until next time…