October 2010 – Week 3

October 2010 – Week 3

??Once again the week started with Hlabankunzi losing her kill to the Ximungwe females! I am beginning to think that as a result of the new lion cubs being in close proximity to Hlabankunzi and her cubs, the mother of the lion cubs is always in the area of...
October 2010 – Week 2

October 2010 – Week 2

??Early on in the week we had the return of the large herd of buffalo. On Monday morning we had some searing heat (reaching 46 degrees Celsius or 115 Fahrenheit), and so they were forced to come past the lodge for a drink, just as all the guests were sitting down for...
September 2010

September 2010

??? Dear All ??? The Savanna bush has started to come to life and spring is definitely on its way. A lot of the trees have now come into leaf and have provided much needed sustenance for the browsing species. The number of kudu that we are seeing in the bush is...
Hyena Den at Picininni

Hyena Den at Picininni

We found a hyena den fairly close to the lodge in Picininni Alicecot this week. It seemed to be a fairly new den, but just one adult and two 6-8-month-old cubs were present. It seemed they had just moved in there, and for two drives we had great viewing of them. Since...
September 2010 – Week 4

September 2010 – Week 4

The days are starting to get to lengthen at this time of the year?and the sunsets?are incredible. ? Our pack of Wild Dogs has returned once again. The size of the pack has grown to nine individuals with the addition of three new pups.? ? ? We have been treated to...