20 January to 28 January 2009

We continue to be blessed with the most fantastic sightings which this week included some hyena cubs at their den and about 800 meters from these inquisitive little creatures we found a dead jackal being feasted on by some raptors. We found several lion tracks near the jackal which might indicate that the lions were responsible for killing the smal...

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13 January to 19 January 2009

In the early part of the New Year the rain has completely transformed the bush leaving the vegetation high enough even to swallow the presence of the smaller game species. Elephant sighting have been plentiful and one morning we were privileged enough to see elephants swimming at a local pan. With the good rains all the other associated species and...

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04 January to 12 January 09

The New Year has begun with another 30 odd mm of rain which has made the bush even greener if that were at all possible! The flowers are all out and the animals have loved all the foliage around to feed on, the elephants especially. There have been elephants all over the property in the last week some herds numbering well into the 60's. Leopard sig...

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28 December 08 to 03 Januarry 09

First of all everyone at Simbambili would like to wish you all of the readers of our leopard diary a very Happy New Year. We Hope 2009 is a great year for everyone with many new guests and even more happy returns to Simbambili Game Lodge. Our year ended with spectacular rainfall with a downpour on one night which was recorded at over 40mm!! The Man...

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28 December 2008

The last week has been a wet one with the sky clearing during the day and the rain coming down every time we go out into the bush on our evening safari! There has been a lot of lion activity on the property which has provided our guests with some incredible viewing. The Mapogo male lions have been in and around Simbambili for the last three days an...

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08 December to 14 December 2008

The last week has been incredible for Leopard sightings with many leopards seen and also with much interaction between the individuals. There have also been one or two days where no leopards were seen due to the bush being as thick as it is. There are a lot of baby impala running around at the moment which the leopards seem to be enjoying immensely...

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