Our big cats, so powerful and stealth-like, dominate the food chain and command respect throughout the land. Sometimes they prefer to seek solitude in the thickets and other times they desire an audience to observe their craftsmanship when it comes to conducting kills. Their fearless ways are admired from afar and potential quarry lives in constant fear of being the next target. While the bushveld produces exquisite colours that would give a rainbow a run for its money, it’s not the scenery that we’re in awe about – its the big cats . And the reason for that? They’ve provided plentiful sightings across all of our camps. Our cats – they own the night…And the day. They’re our protectors of the bushveld, constantly inviting us in to be observers in their complex and chaotic world.
This week, Ivory Wilderness Riversong Camp has their first appearance in “Week in Pictures” ! Warren Howson provided us with the images taken while out on drive and walk in the Klaserie. The lodge is based on the banks of the Klaserie River, which means there is plenty of opportunity to watch game from the confines of the lodge or while traversing the terrain. Welcome aboard to “Week in Pics” Ivory Wilderness !
In other news, the Klaserie camps (Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp) spotted three cheetah males just relaxing in an open area! Quite an unusual sighting given that the presence of leopards is quite high. Bundu the male leopard was also spotted during the course of the week and so was the nomadic male that was spotted with the lone Trilogy male.
Umkumbe Safari Lodge is literally a hotspot for leopard sightings! Last week was no different! Mxabene was spotted on more than occasion during the course of last week and was even seen eating dung. Little Bush’s cub and White Dam’s cub showed off their good looks and natural prowess, allowing guests to take plenty of photographs.
Without further ado, here are your photos for the week!