Machaba Safaris – A plethora of animal sightings

A plethora of animal sightings here at Machaba Camp & Little Machaba.

Buffaloes have made their way to the Khwai concession. For years they have been rather shy in this area, and suddenly, we are seeing rather large herds popping up like daisies.

Leopards as always have been seen almost daily here. Some were seen feasting away, others hunting & other just goofing around. One of our leopards, Maghoto female, has 2 adorable cubs. They are about a month old now & we have all been following their progress. So far, all is well despite a couple of lion threats near their den. However mommy has always been able to get them to safety.

We have had to say goodbye to an iconic leopardess beginning September: Mmatsebe, the undisputed Queen of Khwai, passed away at the rivers edge after a territorial dispute.

Lions have obviously been following the buffaloes & we have witnessed several kills from the beginning stages to the take down & feast, up until the very end where hyenas & vultures clean up the mess. Some amazing sightings of swimming lions, leaping lions, mating lions & of course sleeping lions.

Elephants of course have been seen and heard in camp on a daily basis. They are leaving a path of destruction as they are searching for food.