The Week in Pictures : A Mixology of Sightings

The rains have arrived! The Lowveld’s already flourishing landscape was treated to drinks courtesy of the water-laden storm clouds. The clouds were threatening to unleash their open-bar attitude and throw liquid at all terrestrial creatures. The storm clouds eventually declared open-bar and released their rains. When the rains hit, you can smell the bushveld, feel the warmth and see the landscape lapping up the water. When there’s rain, we rejoice. There’s nothing better than observing a vigorously green terrain teeming with a wide variety of species. And this week we’re elated at the diverse array of sightings!

The Klaserie is buzzing with lion activity at the moment. We chatted to guide JC who said that the River Pride of lions have been around all week ! There was speculation that there could be cubs in within the area, but that remains to be seen. Across the board, the sightings of elephants certainly haven’t dwindled! Umkumbe Safari Lodge spotted wild dogs on Wednesday. The presence of the dogs made a nice change from the stream of leopard sightings enjoyed by the lodge. Chacma Bush Camp, Walkers Bush Villa and Ezulwini Game Lodges are revelling in the delightful sightings from the recent rains.

Today we’ll let the images do the talking!

Elephant at Africa on Foot Mondsweni Leopard in Klaserie Buffalo at Walkers Bush Villa Impalas at Chacma Bush Camp Lions at Chacma Bush Camp Ezulwini Elephants Sunset at Ezulwini Game Lodges Walkers Bush Villa Sunset Elephant at nThambo Tree Camp Bundu the Leopard Rock Monitor at Chacma Africa on Foot Scenes nThambo Tree Camp Sunsets Game Drive in the Timbavati Vulture Silhouette Ezulwini Zebra at Walkers Bush Villa