It’s an iconic African image; a leopard draped across a branch high up in a tree. It’s the top sighting on the wish list for most Tanda Tula guests and yesterday, we got our wish and more! We found the female we know as Ntombi with one of her 8 month old cubs. The remnants […]
It was an incredible afternoon of sightings yesterday; a big herd of buffalo, two steenboks, three kudu, a herd of wildebeest, a pair of rare ground hornbills, elephants enjoying the fresh spring leaves, and a leopard almost completely camouflaged in the tall grass. That was just in the first hour! We followed that up with […]
The calendar says it’s spring, but yesterday the thermometer decided it is summer. The temperature shot up to near 40 degrees and we were all feeling the heat, especially the animals. The sun was high and hot when we set out, so we did what any creature would do; sought shade. That’s where we found […]
We had seen the four lions on the evening game drive – Mother and three sons were feasting on the carcass of a large kudu. All this eating was obviously exhausting as one of the boys had to stop feeding to take a nap, using the kill’s hindquarters as a pillow! At sunrise the next […]
Here at Tanda Tula, we have been very fortunate of late, as there have been an abundance of leopard sightings. Last night I joined a game drive with Richard (Ranger) and Given (Tracker). Richards’s guests had already seen leopard during the morning drive so we set out looking to view other game. As with […]
Greetings to all Tanda Tula foodies! With the lodge been super busy over the last couple of months, it’s very easy to become too serious and forget about the fun times and funny mishaps that happen in daily kitchen life. I remember an incident that happened many years ago when I was still a trainee […]
Feeding leopards and buffalo hunting lions, what a great few days of game viewing! View the images here.
I was out on drive with Civilised (Guide), Jack (Tracker) and two guests of Tanda Tula. We headed west looking to pick up tracks of the three Machaton Males. There was a large herd of Cape Buffalo which we thought the lion might be following, so we headed off in their direction to hopefully catch […]
We have had a new visitor in and around camp over the last few days. A young male leopard!
Exciting encounter of young leopard cubs! View the images here.