Popular hang out

On yesterday’s  safari I headed first to Nyala dam as the breeding herd of Cape buffalo were believed to be there. On my arrival we found buffalo but also the breeding herd of elephants, one of them was rolling around in the mud near the inflow and the buffalo was...

The Ghostly Leopard

Recently Tim and I were guiding a group of Dutch tourists for three days and by day two we had seen all of the big five except for leopard. Predictably the guests started asking about leopard. I explained that because of their shy and solitary habit, they are the the...

Lion vs Buffalo

After a few days of persistent bad weather, everyone was happy when the sun finaly broke through late yesterday afternoon.   First we encountered some rhino on the afternoon game drive, which was good news as rhino do not seem to like the cold weather; and we had seen...

Manely Majestic

Yesterday we welcomed a French group to the main lodge, they had been to several reserves on their trip, but had not been lucky with lion sightings and luckily we knew that our dominant male lion had been close to the lodge earlier that morning.   As we got ready to...