Leopards Tale Jan 2020

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Leopards Tale Jan 2020

#Family:

Put your best foot forward. The journey of a million miles begins with the first step. Our Leopard Mountain family begins the new feeling refreshed and recharged, ready for 365 days of amazing adventure in the African wild.

#SmallMatters:

Our summer months are an exceptional period for birding. With the return of many intra-African migrants as well as some from Europe, we also see the ominous LBJ’s – Little Brown Jobs – starting to take on their beautiful breeding plumage to attract their mates. Get out your binoculars, its time for some excellent birding.

#WildlifeMomentsJan2020:

Lodge:

  • Staff had the luxury of watching four lionesses hunt warthog piglets on the main road to the lodge.
  • Food and Beverage Manager Gcina was privileged to see a leopard tortoise 4X4’ing its way through the lodge grounds.
Ranger Alex:
  • Got to see one of Manyoni's female leopard's cross the road in front of us.
  • Two male lions stalking a pod of hippos grazing after sunset.
  • Five hyenas just in time for dinner at the lodge.
Ranger James:
  • Seeing a baby puff adder followed by a Southern African rock python 100m further down the road.
  • Watching a Heron chick being fed by the adults.
Ranger Jian:
  • Had a black rhino and her two-year-old calf suddenly emerge from the darkness one evening on the way back to the lodge.
  • Watched a large-spotted genet jumping through the long grass trying to catch flying insects.
  • Saw over 30 dung beetles invade some elephant dung not three minutes after it had hit the ground.
Ranger JP:
  • Male lion mating with a female at the waterhole.
  • Buffalo bull coming down to the water to drink.
  • A dazzle of zebra running across the open plains.