We had an amazing week with a variety of surprises all over the reserve. It started off with the supreme sighting of a Black Rhino showing her motherly instinct to protect her calf, along with a couple of sightings of our peaceful white rhino grazing in the sun.
Tracking lions brought upon excitement and reward with our efforts paying off producing incredible sightings of our males enjoying the shade underneath one of the umbrella thorn trees or on other occasions relaxing in the cool riverbed. We sat with them and took in their amazing aura which gave them their title the “King of the jungle”.
One of the African elephant bulls surprised us with his extraordinary power pushing over a huge Fever tree and fed off the moist leaves around it while gazing at us from his feeding spot.
Our powerful buffalo herds were found on different parts of the reserve, always a pleasure to see them and at this time of the year there are a lot of youngsters around enjoying their presence amongst the beautiful surrounding bird calls.
Crocodiles, storks, “glowing” scorpions, Scops owls, a breeding pair off Verreaux’s Eagle Owls and many others were seen throughout the many different and beautiful terrains. To put the icing on the cake, we had the privilege of having the elusive and most incredible sighting of a female leopard with her three cubs on one of our afternoon drives. Seeing them instantly put a smile on all of our faces, experiencing their sheer beauty and elegance while drinking down at one of our dams. It’s amazing to see our Cats so healthy and peaceful in their environment and knowing we have 3 more cubs around is really a success.
Until next week…
The Ranger Team