Game Report – Tanda Tula Safari Camp

May 27, 2013  By: Gretchen

Safari specialist Jenny spent time in Tanda Tula just a few TT lionshort weeks ago. This South African camp is a perennial favorite of ours and has wonderful game viewing! We checked in the Dale, Tanda Tula’s manager, to see what was new. Here are the latest sightings.

TT hippoThe last few weeks have delivered some wonderful sightings and experiences for our guests. From lions and leopards to our resident hippo rolling around in camp dam.

The hyena den situated to the south of camp has again produced some wonderful interaction between clan members, with the dominant females dishing out some serous discipline among the youngsters.TT hyena

As the surrounding bush dries out buffalo herds are again making their way into camp dam to quench their thirst. This makes getting back to your tent in the evening very interesting!

The young Machaton pride males have been a real highlight the last few weeks. The pride have been following the large buffalo herds and have on occasion been successful in tackling one.

TT buffaloWe have also been fortunate to see a lot of male leopards recently. Rockfig Jnr’s young male has been enjoying the thick bush of the Machaton river system and looks to be doing well on his own. Another large male seen recently was the enormous Argyle male who looks to have been displaced from his regular territory in the north by a younger stronger male. He seems to have taken up residence to the west of us as the area has been vacant of a large male for some time.TT leopard

General game has been prolific and large numbers of giraffe, zebra, kudu and nyala are seen on a daily basis on drive.

Photos and report courtesy Dale Jackson & Tanda Tula

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