Leopardess Cleo on the Look Out in Klaserie

This morning’s safari at nThambo Tree Camp was one for the books. We consider ourselves lucky every time we see a leopard, as they are the most elusive member of the Big 5 and their solitary, nocturnal lifestyles make them difficult to spot. Fortunately, our traverse in the Klaserie seems to provide the perfect habitat for…

LIVE Leopard Kill at Umkumbe : Mxabene Goes Wild

Leopards are slick killing machines that have mastered the art of the ambush. Death comes to their unlucky victims quickly and suddenly. A leopard’s quarry doesn’t suffer like many of its counterparts that have fallen victim to other predator kills. Swift, graceful and powerful – that is how the panthera pardus conducts their kills. Rangers…

Tales from Tuskers Camera Trap : Leopard Explores the Pan

Daniel Dugmore, one of our avid wildlife photographers, is based at Tuskers Bush Camp. His unwavering passion for the bushveld and intimate knowledge of the Kalahari Moremi corridor area of Botswana, makes him the ideal candidate for documenting the wildlife mysteries of this 365 000 hectare concession! Over the past few months, prior to Dan’s arrival, conservationists strategically…

Leopard and Her 2 Cubs on a Kill in Klaserie

The weekend brought about some excellent safari experiences for guests at Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp in the Klaserie, especially when it comes to the elusive leopard! One of the territorial females in the area, known as Ross Dam, was spotted with both of her cubs by guides Mike and Greg (aka. The…

nThambo’s Camera Trap Secrets: Leopard with Cubs

A rustling was heard in the shrubbery and a flash of mottled tawny seemed to dart between the bushes. The game viewer stopped and its occupants listened acutely. Lo and behold, an elegant leopardess was spotted together with her cubs. The bush was thick and green, but the unmistakeable dark rosettes on her coat “shone bright light…