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Umlani Lion Update- The Hercules pride and a day to remember

Posted on Tue February 7, 2017.

Lately the Hercules pride have been seen a lot on our traversing area, one of the reasons could be that there are new males in the north that pose a threat to the young males of the Hercules pride or perhaps they have picked up on the void left by the Machaton pride and are just making themselves at home. Whatever the case may be, having a lion pride around means that not only do we have more frequent lion sightings but also the quality of lion sightings increases.
This was the case last week when the Hercules pride was found on a fresh buffalo kill.

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Umlani Captured in Photos- January 2017

Posted on Tue January 31, 2017.

The month of January has produced, yet again, an incredible amount of wildlife sightings. From dusk till dawn, day after day, the animals have flourished and are relishing the newly transformed landscapes that the rains have brought. It has been a joy to observe the constant fluctuations of game passing through the various sections of the Timbavati from East to West and North to South. Although the bush is now lush and thick it is hasn’t hindered the potential to experience incredible wildlife sightings, if anything we are experience a mini boom. We have been graced by the colorful presence of Carmine Bee-eaters all the way through to the magnificent Wild dogs.

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Umlani Leopard Update- A New Face

Posted on Mon January 2, 2017.

Being part of an open system reserve, we are fortunate to have a lot of animal movement into the reserve, be it from the Kruger National Park or our neighboring private reserves. Often we get huge herds of elephants and buffalo that one can only experience in these vast wilderness areas.
But more noticeably we will get the arrival of new individual big cats, especially leopards. Now every leopard has its own individual spot pattern, and after getting to know the leopards that have spent years in our traversing area it is very easy to see who the new comers are, some...like in this case are more easily recognizable than others. In this blog post we will be introducing you to one of these new leopards and hopefully one that will provide us with many hours of viewing in the years to come.

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Umlani Captured in Photos - December 2016

Posted on Tue December 20, 2016.

The month of December brought much needed rain to break the drought. Within weeks, the bush completely transformed into a lush green paradise.

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Umlani Captured in Photos - November 2016

Posted on Mon November 21, 2016.

The month of November has been amazing due to a couple of aspects. Not only have the sightings been incredible, but we have also received some much needed rain to relieve the dry, dusty drought conditions.

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