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A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

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A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

Another week has flown by as it’s time once again to recap on the past week’s highlights.

The week started off with a great sighting of White Dam’s male cub, who we continued to see throughout the week, along with mom.  We watched him as he made his way through the long grass, continuously stopping to groom himself which was prompted by the light rain and wet grass.

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

They were seen on an impala kill, and later tensions were at an all-time high as he found himself on the ground, with mom up a tree feeding on their kill, with hyenas surrounding the tree to grab any scraps that may fall.

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

As per previous weeks, Maxabeni has had his work cut out for him with all the rain and the need to continuously mark his territory.

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

Little Bush and her cub continue to provide amazing sightings for us all as they play and reaffirm bonds.

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

With water being plentiful at the moment, we witnessed some more incredible sights of animals quenching their thirst.  Here a Vervet monkey went for a drink with her youngster holding on for dear life.

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A young elephant calf sidled up to its mother, prompting her with a few tentative taps of its trunk to let her suckle.

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

This zebra took “zebra crossing” to a new level as we watched it roll about in the road ahead of us.  Nothing quite like an African roadblock!

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

We continue to enjoy sightings of our summer visitors.  Here, a Wahlberg’s eagle takes advantage of a group of alates exiting a termite mound.

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A young Serrated-Hinged Terrapin made his way back to a small seasonal pan after the heavy rain had washed him on to a nearby open area.

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A huge buffalo bull stood placidly chewing the cud under a grey sky, almost without a care in the world!

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

One of our trackers, Doctor, blew us away when he spotted two Boomslang hidden deep inside separate trees not too far from one another.

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

Earlier in the week, we saw two Southern Pride females along with six of the older cubs, but it wasn’t before too long when they disappeared into the long grass and made their way down south of the reserve.

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

While the resident lions were spending time down south, we located the Mhangeni Breakaway females and the Matshipiri males on a zebra kill. The males dominated the carcass leaving the females to fight over the scraps.

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

A Week in the Bush Vol. 144

The week ended on a high after we located the Southern Pride and all their cubs.  They were reunited after a few days apart and their actions spoke louder than words in this great video captured by Terry Ennever.

Another moment, which reminds us all that we live in the wilderness, where animals roam freely, allowing guests to experience amazing sightings not only whilst out on safari, but also while in the lodge surrounds.  This relaxed bull elephant’s curiosity got the better of him as he visited Selati Camp to see what was on offer at High Tea!

Until next time…

Blog by Wendy Claase
Images by Franscois Rosslee, Kevan Dobbie, Sheldon Hooper, Laurie Korsten and Terry Ennever
Videos by Terry Ennever

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