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A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

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African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

This week has been filled with some amazing sightings… We hope you enjoy our selection of highlights!

The Matimba males made their way onto our reserve and did hang around with us for a while – deep inside the Charleston males’ territory.  We sat with baited breaths wondering whether they would stumble across one another.  The Matimba’s have been pushed out of their territory by other males, and seem to be seeking greener pastures.  They have since moved off our property and were last seen heading north.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

Totally oblivious to the presence of the Matimba males, the Charleston males spent some time with the Southern Pride but this was not without a bit of a scrap every so often.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

A sighting that lightened up quite a tense week on the lion front…

One of the Southern Pride females collected all three of her 8-week old cubs from the den site and made her way to the rest of the pride.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

We have had more rain this past week and the animals continue to thrive in these conditions.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

We had an amazing sighting of a Spotted Hyena that turned from scavenger to hunter as it brought down and killed a large impala ram before dragging it away to the safety of a nearby thicket.  What an incredible sighting for all and certainly not something you see every day!

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

Leopard sightings have been in abundance…

Little Bush was spotted from an amazing distance lounging atop a termite mound beneath two massive Jackalberry trees.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

White Dam’s male cub was seen on an impala kill and was resting in the heat of the day!  He is doing exceptionally well and we suspect it won’t be too much longer before he becomes independent.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

With all the rain, Maxabeni has been hard at work re-marking his territory!

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 140

We hope you have enjoyed this week’s highlights!

Blog by Wendy Claase
Images by Sheldon Hooper, Terry Ennever, Franscois Rosslee, Kyle Strautmann and Kevan Dobbie

Read more on a South Africa Safari to Sabi Sabi Game Reserve in the Sabi SandsAfrican Safaris

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