A pride of lions started off the week resting in the afternoon sun, but as the sun set, they started to get active looking for something to eat. Their patience paid off as over the weekend they were successful in taking down a large buffalo which they fed on the entire weekend.
Moving onto the leopards… One morning, on our way back to the lodge, we came across Kigelia female leopard in search of something to eat. She stopped and scanned her surroundings every 5 minutes, but nothing seemed to be in the vicinity. She needs to keep feeding as she has 2 little mouths waiting for her back at the den site.
The Ntsumi female leopard was also seen this week as she dashed up a massive termite mound to get a better view of the surrounding area.
We caught up with the White Dam male leopard as he was moving through his territory.
Maxabeni also showed up this week resting at a waterhole.
We end this week’s leopard sightings with a beautiful silhouette of the Xovonekela male.
We were greeted with an amazing sighting of a large herd of elephants having a drink at a waterhole. They were extremely playful and kept us entertained for over half an hour before moving off.
A Zebra foal posed beautifully in the sun’s golden rays.
We have enjoyed plenty of special sightings at a hyena den site. These little cubs are adorable and a pleasure to view!
An old dagga boy wonders through the reserve with his 2 fellow bachelors.
A young elephant calf was full of tricks as it showed us its dominance over a small shrub waving in the wind.
Always to treat to see, a stunning Southern White-faced Owl.
Textures of a gentle giant.
A Crested Francolin feasting on a worm that it had just killed.
Soon after coming around a corner we saw a pair of spread out wings behind a Knobthorn tree. Upon closer inspection we found an African Harrier Hawk raiding a Squirrel’s cavity nest in a tree. It managed to grasp a squirrel and started feeding on it while trying to get it out. Unfortunately, he lost his grip and dropped the squirrel to the ground and the lucky one made a quick escape.
Two Magpie Shrikes were scanning the area for any potential prey, not even bothered by the journey of giraffe in the background.
In addition to our VIP guests at Selati Camp, we had another very special visitor…
Until next time…