The Cat Report: 8 – 14 July

The week kicked off with a once in a blue moon sighting featuring no less than six of our Djuma cat characters. On a chilly Sunday morning, after a long night listening to the Avoca lions roar, we set out in the hope of finding them. As the darkness gave way to overcast skies [...]

By |2018-07-16T16:10:59+00:00July 16th, 2018|cat-report, Featured|1 Comment

The Cat Report: 1 – 7 July

It has been another interesting week following the lives of the big cats in both the Sabi Sands and the Masai Mara. Tingana was seen almost every day this week. He managed to scavenge two wild dogs kills, the first of which did not go unnoticed by two displeased females. Upon arriving back at [...]

By |2018-07-09T12:55:19+00:00July 9th, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on The Cat Report: 1 – 7 July

The Cat Report: 16 – 23 June

It’s been a slightly quiet on the cat front in Djuma, however we were treated to sightings of all three large cat species! The ever-peripatetic cheetah family crossed over from the west, pondering the possibility of a meal on Djuma. The cubs cajoled and frolicked while mom kept a watchful eye. Unfortunately meals seemed [...]

By |2018-06-26T06:44:48+00:00June 24th, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on The Cat Report: 16 – 23 June

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+00:00June 17th, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on The Cat Report 9 – 16 June

The Cat Report: 2 – 9 June

It is with a strange feeling of deja vu that I watch the Avoca males as they appear to establish themselves in the northern Sabi Sands. The easy peace at the beginning of the week was shattered for the Nkuhumas when the Avocas moved in and promptly divested them of their buffalo kill right [...]

By |2018-06-11T15:40:41+00:00June 10th, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on The Cat Report: 2 – 9 June

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+00:00June 4th, 2018|cat-report|1 Comment

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+00:00May 26th, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on The Cat Report: 19 – 25 May

The Cat Report: 12 – 18 May

Photo by Tayla Jane McCurdy As most of you know I have recently returned from my off time. To be honest I thought my last work cycle was going to be a tough one to beat. This week however has had every curve ball possible when it comes to wildlife! Tingana came [...]

By |2018-05-20T10:42:30+00:00May 19th, 2018|cat-report, safariLIVE|Comments Off on The Cat Report: 12 – 18 May

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+00:00May 13th, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on The Cat Report: 4 – 11 May