This week we’ve had another successful week in terms of predator sightings, and the past few weeks we’ve enjoyed a similar pattern of sightings. Wild dogs, leopards and elephants have filtered into the spotlight, providing ample photographic opportunities. Guides have spotted leopards in areas of high visibility, and the wild dogs – although nomadic – tend to be hanging around their local turf. It seems sightings have been similar within the Klaserie, Balule and the Maseke, which makes sense given that they’re in close proximity to one another.
A highlight of the week was the sighting of lion cubs in the Maseke Game Reserve. Guide Ad Van Zyl spotted a litter of lion cubs sired by the Maseke males. The Maseke Pride actually have two sets of cubs – all healthy, happy and thriving! Sticking to the theme of big cat sightings, Ezulwini enjoyed yet another sighting of Thuli the leopardess and a rewarding sighting of an unknown leopard relaxing on top of an elevated area.
Umkumbe Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sand still enjoys consistent sightings of leopards, with the young Nweti making his presence known on the traverse around the lodge. Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp have also enjoyed predator sightings, with the highlight being the presence of wild dogs.