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Sightings in the Sabi Sand Reserve | 18 June 2021

Weekly Game Report: 14 - 18 June 2021

Trevor Savage, Conservation Manager at Ulusaba.

We had a great start to the week with a superb sighting of the Mhangeni pride on a buffalo kill. It was great having the Mhengeni pride in the west for a week as normally after a day or two they go back east. We also managed to see the two new cubs who are about 10-12 weeks old.

Members of the Mhangeni Pride with their buffalo kill

The cubs

As you might have seen on our social media accounts, the Xikwenga Dam in front of the Lodge has been very productive, we had a group of elephant bulls that were swimming there on a warm afternoon. There have also been some great sightings of hippos, crocodiles, and other general game around the dam during the heat of the day; it's lovely to see the Dam so full again.

A recent video taken from the Treehouse Suite of the Xikwenga Dam

The Ravenscourt male leopard and the Kokavela female were found near pumphouse pan, south of Rock lodge. We were fortunate enough to see them mating so hopefully we will get to see some new leopard cubs in the next few months.

The Ravenscourt male mating with the Kokavela female

In the same sighting we had a harem of zebra come and drink at the pan and a beautiful little bee eater flying around us catching insects.

The beautiful Bee Eater

In the past week, the team all did some training with Lee and Kersey from Nature Guide Training. They covered numerous aspects of the bush and guiding and the team all thoroughly enjoyed the training and time out in the bush. I blogged about the training which you can read more about here.

Misty mornings at the Xikwenga Dam

Thanks for reading all, see you for #sofasafari!