Cats and Dogs at Machaba

Cats and Dogs at Machaba

August has proven to be an incredible month for game viewing at Machaba Camp.

Lions galore, leopards lurking around every corner, wild dogs denning with 12 pups and elephants dotting the riverine landscape – those are just a few of our recent sightings!


Kills were plentiful this month and one of our most memorable was when a kudu kill was shared between lion and leopards alike. The two big cats would tolerate one another to a degree (some growling, snarling and hissing did occur), taking turns to rest and feed. Exceptional to say the least!


We also had an amazing cheetah sighting this month. It was made even more amazing by the fact that this is our first cheetah sighting in over two years! So needless to say it has been a true ‘cat fest’ here at Machaba.

From big cats to wild dogs, the pack has recently moved dens and have been quite elusive in the past week. However, they have been hunting successfully the past month and the cubs are growing rapidly.


The hyenas have moved back to their den site as well this month and one little curious cub has been spotted very close to the vehicles. Elephants and hippos have also been plentiful. At one stage a herd of about 150 elephants spread across the river Khwai. Truly a sight to remember!

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