The week started off with a bit of a comical scene between a warthog and a hyena when a hyena tried to sneak up on an unsuspecting warthog. We thought the hyena was going to catch him as he got so close, but the warthog sensed his presence and chased the hyena off for quite a distance.
Two male giraffe battle it out to compete for mating rights – a behaviour known as “necking”.
Driving around on safari only to spot this beautiful Klipspringer high up on a rock!
After quenching their thirst in the pool at the Ivory Presidential Suite, some elephants made their way through the gardens of Selati Camp.
A mother giraffe and her calf share a tender moment as a dazzle of zebra passed by and made the sighting even more special.
A huge warthog made an appearance and did not seem to mind us at all, walking right past our vehicle.
We had a lovely sighting of a pair of Southern Ground Hornbill perched up in a large Sycamore Fig Tree with one individual seeming to have a small insect in its beak.
We spent a large amount of time with 2 elephant bulls as they were feeding in an open area. Always an incredible experience to be in their presence.
A Grey Heron perched on an old dead tree.
An adult hyena brought some scraps to her cubs who were very happy with the delivery.
We found a male cheetah on drive one morning. He was getting active and headed away from a waterhole, using every termite mound to scan his surroundings. He spotted a herd of impala and gave chase, but he was not successful.
The Mhangeni Pride of lions have been seen regularly this week – and what a great week it was for them! They managed to take down a wildebeest, and a few days later (along with the Othawa male), a buffalo!
We were surprised to see two members of the Southern Pride finishing off the remains of their wildebeest kill and by then, many hyena had already started to gather. But the young male lion was not going to let them have it that easy.
We had an amazing sighting of 2 wild dogs trying their luck with a herd of wildebeest. They were unsuccessful and then decided to target a herd of impala and managed to bring one down.
The White Dam male leopard was seen on a warthog kill, while a very patient hyena waited below.
Until next time…