July was a great month for sightings with massive herds of buffalo and elephant in Pafuri, guests were also lucky enough to see lion on foot!
July was a cold month with average morning temperatures of minimum temp of 8 * Celsius and maximum temp of 22* Celsius.
Sunrise in July over Baobab Hill
The buffalo herds, zebra herds and eland herds are still enjoying the last of the green grass on offer from the late rains we experienced – and so are the dagga boys of course.
Buffalo herd kicking up some dust
The lion pride has been seen on foot from a Koppie on the Limpopo flood plains and were tracked for a number of days thereafter, there also seems to be a possibility that two new male lions are looking to establish a territory in the Makuleke contractual park.
There was a male leopard sighted a number of times along the Luvuvhu river as well as a female leopard.
Hyenas still seem to rule the roost as we go to bed every night to amazing sounds of the spotted hyena.
Everyone is having such an amazing experience with elephants at the moment. Whether on foot or from the vehicles the herds are large; and some really big tuskers have been spotted.
An Elephant herd with infant. It was amazing to see how protective the herd was of this youngster. Because of its curiosity of the vehicle it manged to push its way forward to have a quick look at us.
Makuleke is Baobab country and a photographer’s dream. No matter what time of day and how many animals or birds are about, there is always a Baobab in sight to photograph.
Baobab tree mid-morning
Eland herd just off the airstrip