Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Brett with three of the Breakaway lionesses - Ryan Johnston

Brett with three of the Breakaway lionesses – Ryan Johnston Sunday Another week got underway, and we were in for a difficult one where game viewing was concerned, as the weather definitely didn’t accommodate us. We started off well though, and the first sighting was of a large herd of elephants. While we were sitting   

Continue Reading

Styx lioness by Ryan Johnston

Styx lioness by Ryan Johnston Sunday We were lucky enough to find tracks for the female leopard, Salayexe, coming out of the area where she had stored her kill a couple days before. The rain had prevented us from going into the area, and now that it was drier we could start actively tracking her.   

Continue Reading

Sub-adult Styx male lion by Ryan Johnston

Sub-adult Styx male lion by Ryan Johnston Sunday Making our way west from the lodge in search of white rhinos this morning, we soon came across the tracks of a small pride of lions. They seemed to be heading towards a nearby waterhole, so we jumped ahead and managed to find the Tsalala pride just   

Continue Reading

Styx pride with the new cubs by Ryan Johnston

Styx pride with the new cubs by Ryan Johnston Sunday As another week began in the northern Sabi Sands, none of us could have forseen what the week was about to reveal to us. Early on in our morning game drive, we managed to find the Styx lion pride resting on one of the open   

Continue Reading

Young Styx male by Ryan Johnston

Young Styx male by Ryan Johnston Lions – seen on 10 days Leopards – seen on 24 days Elephants – seen on 27 days Buffalo – seen on 22 days Rhino – seen on 14 days Cheetah – seen on 4 days Wild dogs – seen on 10 days

Female leopard, Thandi, by Ryan Johnston

Female leopard, Thandi, by Ryan Johnston Sunday This morning we had a relatively quiet drive. It was very windy, but we saw a large herd of elephants and were eventually lucky enough to see a young male leopard. It was the Inkanyeni female‘s young independent son. He was just lying on top of a termite   

Continue Reading