The Cat Report 9 – 16 June

I’m sitting in my room sipping down on a smoothie and trying to figure out what to write for this week’s Cat Report. However I find myself getting distracted, the vervet monkeys are unimpressed with something in the distance… Then the squirrels and finally the francolins start alarming. My immediate thought is that there [...]

By | 2018-06-17T16:16:54+00:00 June 17th, 2018|cat-report|0 Comments

The Cat Report: 26 May – 1 June

As we reach the end of May, with winter fast approaching, we bear witness to the changing of the seasons. The dryness can now be seen not only in the browning grass and the falling leaves but also in the dwindling waterholes and drying muddy-wallows. We entered into this last week with the build up [...]

By | 2018-06-11T15:42:14+00:00 June 4th, 2018|cat-report|0 Comments

The Cat Report: 19 – 25 May

Both the Mara and Djuma teams had an action-packed week with some great surprises in both locations. The rain is still creating tricky conditions for the Mara crew, as most roads are not drivable so searching is limited to main roads but despite this we have been super lucky!   On Sunday, we found Naretoi [...]

By | 2018-06-11T15:47:39+00:00 May 26th, 2018|cat-report|0 Comments

The Cat Report: 4 – 11 May

This week started rather slowly as the big cats kept themselves hidden, leaving us chasing shadows and following tracks in endless circles… It was almost as if they were taking joy out of watching us follow the signs indicating that there were lions and leopards moving all around Djuma. Patience was the lesson because [...]

By | 2018-05-13T10:11:29+00:00 May 13th, 2018|cat-report|0 Comments

The Cat Report: 21 – 27 April

After petering out, the storm that is the Avoca males once again seems to be brewing. The three young lions were found in the south of Djuma early in the week making their boldest and biggest movement into the heart of the Birmingham males’ territory. After spending their Saturday lounging around they headed back [...]

By | 2018-04-28T15:04:44+00:00 April 28th, 2018|cat-report, Featured|1 Comment

The Cat Report 14 – 20 April

This week has been rather quiet on the cat front especially during the first few days where it seemed as if all the cats had disappeared off the reserve. Slowly but surely, as the week progressed, more and more tracks and signs of leopard began to emerge and then once into the middle of the week we saw [...]

By | 2018-04-21T16:37:36+00:00 April 21st, 2018|cat-report|0 Comments

The Cat Report: 07 – 13 April

The leopard drama of the northern Sabi Sand continued this week with some interesting behaviour on both the male and female fronts. Xidulu has been trying to mate with Hukumuri in the west. Thandi is still sporting an open wound but roamed freely across Djuma - moving back into the north western areas for [...]

By | 2018-04-14T15:34:32+00:00 April 14th, 2018|cat-report|0 Comments

Cat Report 31 March – 6 April – April Fools

With Autumn drawing to a close darkness shrouds the cooling evenings in Djuma. The roar of the lion, as the name implies, has not been heard for some time, with both the Birmingham Boys and the Avoca males attending to business elsewhere. The Nkuhuma Pride, however, moved into Djuma from the west. The prides numbers still remain one [...]

By | 2018-04-11T09:18:18+00:00 April 9th, 2018|cat-report|0 Comments