Tag: Leopards

Twilight in Satpura’s west buffer zone

We left the lodge at 4.30 p.m. and drove  along the track onto the tarmac road and through the villages, to the entrance to the buffer zone.  Our naturalist and driver was Aly Rashid, the owner of  Reni Pani Lodge and a member of the royal family of Bhopal. As we drove past Spotted deer,…


Karongwe – Day Two

The next morning the trail camera showed the civet had once again used the trail underneath the tent platform. After coffee and biscuit we were off on another game drive in the Karongwe area. Groups of Impala, male and female Nyala, Wildebest and Zebra raised their heads as we drove past. Ground Hornbills who had spent…


Karongwe – Day one

After a five hour drive our next stop was Karongwe staying at Chisomo Tented Camp. The Karongwe landscape was dominated by a backdrop of the Drakensberg mountains. We were staying for three nights at the Chisomo tented camp in very spacious luxury tents raised on stilts above the ground. Wildlife had free access through the…


Leopards

Having in the past travelled to Sri Lanka to see Leopards in the world famous Yala National Park. One of the few places in the world were they can be seen being active in daylight hours, and being somewhat disappointed with result. With one sighting over three days and having to put up with being…


Tadoba’s Leopards

Getting up at 4.00 am and being in the right place at the right time certainly paid off for our last drive. As these images of Tadoba’s Leopards show. As the sun rose we could see that this mornings light was going to be excellent for photography. Being at the front of the queue also meant…


Tadoba, Day Three

There are never any guarantees when you go looking for wildlife. There are some days when sightings can be few and far between. This was the case in  Tadoba, on day three of our visit.  After another 4.30 start with coffee and cake to keep us going until breakfast. We set off into the reserve and spent…